Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary

Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States take home an average $12.36 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.72 per hour and $16.49. Career length 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 one in three lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,618 - $53,719
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$54K
MEDIAN: $31,557
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$9.72 - $16.49
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,618 - $53,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $961  
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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$20,908 - $40,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $16.49  
   
Overtime
$13.54 - $24.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $961  
   
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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$20,908 - $40,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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.

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Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who go on to become Physician Assistants may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Physician Assistants is $82K annually. Becoming a Paramedic or a Paramedic is often the next step for an Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician.

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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 inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $30K. Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

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
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%
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