$38,835
Avg. Salary
$13.34
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$976

Bonus

$2,222

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic is $13.34 per hour.

The average pay for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic is $38,835 per year.

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$19.07
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$24k
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$69k
90%
MEDIAN $38,835
$23,554 - $68,558
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$0$68K
Salary $23,554 - $68,558
Bonus $48.48 - $4,146
Profit Sharing $2,222
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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$21,437 - $49,304
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 289
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.98 - $19.07
Hourly Tips $0.21
Overtime $13.64 - $27.21
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $48.48 - $4,146
Profit Sharing $2,222
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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$21,437 - $49,304
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 871

Job Description for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedics are the medical personnel that hold perhaps the most vital position in emergency medical care. Without their expertise, far more people would die before even making it to a hospital for treatment. While EMTs/Paramedics are not usually technically medical doctors, they can be thought of much as mobile emergency doctors. They are trained in all fields of personal injury and medical conditions.

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Common Career Paths for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic


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Paramedics may progress into high-paying roles like Physician Assistant, where median compensation is $84K annually. A common career progression for a Paramedic is to become an Emergency Room Registered Nurse or a Registered Nurse. Compared to Paramedics, the first group earns $30K more on average, and the second group earns $25K more.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 561 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 112 salaries. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,010

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Paramedics, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Paramedics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in West Palm Beach, 14 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Detroit (8 percent less) and Chicago (6 percent less).

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic?

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic in Hawthorne:
"Fair."
Pros: Direct CoWorkers and helping the Community
Cons: Prefer not to say

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic in Lodi:
"Things they don't tell you."
Be apart of the team. Don't let your superiors make you feel inferior. Do what you were trained to do. Gain knowledge, ask all questions necessary and see if it's what you really want. Expect no birthdays or Holidays. You're their to help people plain and simple. You will see things that will shake you up. Learn to have an out let. Someone to vent to. It will eat you up.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic in Colorado Springs:
Pros: The good thing about my job is that I am capable of saving lives, also I am becoming proficient in medical administration.
Cons: The hours are long.

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Key Stats for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Salaries

Critical Care
▲13%


National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 35%