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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary

Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $12.28 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.68 per hour and $16.21. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,593 - $53,719
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$54K
MEDIAN: $31,996
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$9.68 - $16.21
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,593 - $53,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $659  
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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$20,782 - $40,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $16.21  
   
Overtime
$13.14 - $24.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $659  
   
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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$20,782 - $40,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279

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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. The average Physician Assistant brings home $82K per year. Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians most often move into positions as Paramedics or Paramedics; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $27K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. For Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $34K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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