Average Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Hourly Pay

$12.46
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$450
Bonus
$275
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The average hourly pay for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic is $12.46.
10%
$9.82
10%
$12.46
50%
$16.52
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.46
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
Bonus
$5 - $2,061
Profit Sharing
$0 - $275
Total Pay
$20,930 - $39,526

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Job Description for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

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

The top respondents for the job title Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic are from the companies American Medical Response, AMR Corp and Lifeline Ambulance. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Air Force (USAF) where the average pay is $12.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Allegiance and American Medical Response, earning around $12.46 and $12.24, respectively. EMS Group pays the lowest at around $10.74. Lifeline Ambulance and American Ambulance Service also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.02 and $11.55, respectively.

Career Paths

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic
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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

Skills in Emergency/Trauma, Emergency Response, Transport and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

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

An entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.88 based on 464 salaries. An early career Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.26 based on 1,570 salaries. A mid-career Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.37 based on 475 salaries. An experienced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.01 based on 309 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (7.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.1% less), Orlando, Florida (3.9% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,943 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.8%
Early Career
53.3%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
10.5%
Late Career
4.2%