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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary

Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.09 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.55 per hour on the lower end to $15.60 on the higher end. More than half of Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,328 - $51,448
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MEDIAN: $34,267
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$9.55 - $15.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,328 - $51,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
Total Pay (?
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$20,765 - $40,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $15.60  
   
Overtime
$12.22 - $23.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
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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$20,765 - $40,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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 if they take an upper-level role like Physician Assistant. The position pays an average $82K annually. A common career progression for an Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician is to become a Paramedic or an Paramedic. Compared to Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, the first group earns $10K more on average, and the second group earns $2K 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.


For Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $35K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $36K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%