Average Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States make around $13.66 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. For the most part, Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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MEDIAN: $33,523
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$9.96 - $18.55
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$23,987 - $44,962  
   
Bonus
$525  
Total Pay (?
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$22,463 - $42,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$14.22 - $29.76  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$525  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,463 - $42,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
  • 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.

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


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Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who transition into a Physician Assistant role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $84K per year. An Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician may also move into a role as a Paramedic or a Paramedic.

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $30K.

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Key Stats for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
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Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000


Experienced
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Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

National Average
$31,000


Emergency/Trauma
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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