Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $13.67 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,045 - $46,564
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,048
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$9.98 - $18.56
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,045 - $46,564  
   
Bonus
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,244 - $42,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $18.56  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $29.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$450.00  
   
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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$22,244 - $42,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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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At the upper end, Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who move into a Physician Assistant role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Physician Assistants is a much higher $84K per year. Becoming a Paramedic or a Paramedic is a common transition from an Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician role.

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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. For Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $30K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$31,000


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

National Average
$31,000

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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Emergency/Trauma
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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