$30,969
Avg. Salary
$12.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$475

Bonus

$100

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic is $12.29 per hour.

The average pay for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic is $30,969 per year.

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$0$50K
Salary $19,955 - $50,140
Bonus $5.07 - $2,018
Profit Sharing $100
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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$20,706 - $39,556
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 439
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.75 - $16.27
Hourly Tips $0.71
Overtime $13.13 - $23.37
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $5.07 - $2,018
Profit Sharing $100
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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$20,706 - $39,556
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,695

Job Description for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

Emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, work in an ambulance and respond to emergency situations. An entry-level EMT is also called an EMT-B, which means emergency medical technician-basic.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic


Basic Emergency Medical Technicians flock to American Medical Response, Rural / Metro Ambulance Services, AMR Corp, U.S. Air Force (USAF), and Fallon Ambulance, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at U.S. Army — the median salary there is $36K. U.S. Air Force (USAF), Rural Metro Corp., and Care Ambulance also offer top salaries for Basic Emergency Medical Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $36K, $35K, and $32K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Lifeline Ambulance at $23K, and Rural / Metro Ambulance Services where $25K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Basic Emergency Medical Technicians there earn up to $35K.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic


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Basic Emergency Medical Technicians who go on to become Physician Assistants may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Physician Assistants is $84K annually. Basic Emergency Medical Technicians most often move into positions as Paramedics or Paramedics; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic


Basic Emergency Medical Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Phlebotomy, Critical Care, Emergency Response, and Transport are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include CPR. Most people who know Emergency Medical Services also know CPR.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 1,433 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 382 salaries. An experienced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 221 salaries. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,802

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

Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Basic Emergency Medical Technicians in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Basic Emergency Medical Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Fort Worth (+8 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando and Riverside (13 percent lower).

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Reviews

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

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Rochester:
Pros: Most of the people are decent.
Cons: Traffic can be hectic at times.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Hampton:
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Pros: The work isn't too physically demanding and the people we meet are extremely interesting.
Cons: Management isn't the best.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Corpus Christi:
"Life."
Pros: Enjoyable work environment, however due to long hours we don't get to enjoy the environment as much as we would like sometimes.
Cons:

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Bucyrus:
Pros: It's close to home and easy to navigate.
Cons: It's a very small town where everyone knows you.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Bakersfield:
"Experience is key."
Learn as much as possible. Emts need to start off quiet and learn for the first 6 months.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Dallas:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping people and working in the field.
Cons: Same task every day would like to be in trauma.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in Williamsport:
"EMT."
Low Pay heavy lifting and must spend Lots of time on the road and limited time off.

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Key Stats for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 317 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▲10%

National Average
$28,000

▼4%

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

Phlebotomy
▲18%


Emergency Response
▲6%

Transport
▲4%

patient care
▲3%



National Average
$28,000

basic life support
▼2%

CPR
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 317 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 38%