Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salary

An average Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.95 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Some workers in this field — about a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,114 - $51,008
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MEDIAN: $34,831
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$10.23 - $19.41
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$0$51K
Salary $24,114 - $51,008
Bonus $516
Total Pay (?
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$24,382 - $44,272
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.23 - $19.41
Overtime $13.59 - $29.93
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $516
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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$24,382 - $44,272
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 130

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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
  • 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.

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


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At the upper end, Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians who move into a Physician Assistant role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Physician Assistants is a much higher $84K per year. As Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians progress in their field, many go on to become Paramedics. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $39K per year. Another common career choice for Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians is to move into a Paramedic role. Typically, Paramedics get paid $30K.

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

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate has a negative trend. An entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 50 salaries. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Intermediate Salaries

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$33,000

Experienced
▼5%

▼6%

Late-Career
▼7%

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

National Average
$33,000


Emergency/Trauma
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 34%
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