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

A typical Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.03 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.30 per hour to $15.44. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. There are more male Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians than female, making up 68 percent of individuals in this profession. The majority of Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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  
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 Emergency Medical Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Physician Assistant. Physician Assistants bring home $81K per year on average. Typical career progression for an Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician involves becoming a Paramedic or an Paramedic, roles that pay $9K more and $1K more on average.

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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 Emergency Medical Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 — $29K on average. Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, a fair portion land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-seventh of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise close to one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

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%