Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary (United States)

A typical Intermediate EMT in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.03 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $9.30 per hour to $15.44. While some workers in this profession—about a third—do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary (?
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$24,351 - $51,461
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MEDIAN: $34,700
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary (?
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$9.30 - $15.44
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,351 - $51,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $972  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,605 - $40,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $15.44  
   
Overtime
$11.69 - $23.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $972  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,605 - $40,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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Job Description for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate

Emergency medical technician (EMT) - intermediate - assess the medical needs of injured and/or sick patients and provide upfront, immediate care; as needed, they give priority those who are the most seriously in need of help. Duties performed by the EMT include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), opening a patient’s airway so they can breathe, and providing ventilation assistance. Other tasks performed by the EMT include treating wounds via bandaging, stabilizing broken bones, controlling bleeding, treating shock, and administering oxygen. The EMT may also assist in childbirth and assist people with mental crises that are in need of immediate medical assistance.
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Tasks
  • Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members and police and fire department personnel.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  • Administer complex first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital setting.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate

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Intermediate EMTs may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Physician Assistant position may earn an additional $53K per year. When Intermediate EMTs are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Paramedics or Paramedics, where they can expect an additional $9,400 or $1,491 per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Intermediate EMTs with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $27K climbs to $29K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $35K. After 20 years in the field, Intermediate EMTs see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $35K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%