Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary

Earnings for Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States come in at around $12.31 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.69 per hour and $16.50. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,618 - $53,719

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$9.69 - $16.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,618 - $53,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
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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$20,877 - $41,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $16.50  
   
Overtime
$13.31 - $24.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
   
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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$20,877 - $41,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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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 Emergency Medical Technicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Physician Assistant. The latter position pays an average of $82K annually. A common career progression for an Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician is to become a Paramedic or a Paramedic. Compared to Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $1K more.

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $27K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $30K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians make a median salary of $35K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $34K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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