Average Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic Hourly Pay

$13.07
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$310
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$100
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The average hourly pay for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic is $13.07.
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$10.07
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$13.07
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$4 - $725
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Job Satisfaction for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

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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 Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated where the average pay is $13.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Medshore Ambulance Service and Allegiance, earning around $12.93 and $12.46, respectively. Lifeline Ambulance pays the lowest at around $11.41. EMS Group and AMR Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.42 and $12.24, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basics?

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).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basics?

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 $12.35 based on 355 salaries. An early career Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.88 based on 1,264 salaries. A mid-career Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.98 based on 390 salaries. An experienced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.60 based on 276 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 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (2.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (12.1% less) and Orlando, Florida (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,401 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.8%
Early Career
52.6%
Mid Career
16.2%
Experienced
11.5%
Late Career
4.8%