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

Salaries for Intermediate EMTs in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $12.03 per hour. Pay begins at $9.30 per hour on the low end and climbs to $15.44 near the top. Some workers in this field—about a third—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Intermediate EMTs. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of 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  
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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  
PayScale
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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As Intermediate EMTs transition into upper-level roles, they may see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, a Physician Assistant may earn an extra $53K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. 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.
Though Intermediate EMTs can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Standard salaries begin at $27K and can reach $29K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $35K after 10 to 20 years. 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. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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$28,000
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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%
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