Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary

Median pay for Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States is around $12.64 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.78 per hour on the low end to $17.00 on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,127 - $51,006
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,782
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$9.78 - $17.00
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,127 - $51,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $600  
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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$21,163 - $42,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $25.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $600  
   
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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$21,163 - $42,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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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For Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, progressing to a Physician Assistant role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Physician Assistant can earn $83K annually. Becoming a Paramedic or a Paramedic is often the next step for an Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician.

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Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Emergency/Trauma and Emergency Medical Services are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. For some reason, Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $32K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$29,000


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

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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