Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for emergency medical technicians in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 176,556 emergency medical technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 39.1% of all emergency medical technicians are women, while 60.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed emergency medical technician is 36 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of emergency medical technicians is White (66.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.5%), Black or African American (6.6%) and Unknown (5.6%).
  • Emergency medical technicians are most in-demand in Los Angeles, CA.
  • New Brunswick, NJ pays an annual average wage of $54,165, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • New Jersey is the best state for emergency medical technicians to live.
  • Emergency medical technicians are 70% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.

Emergency Medical Technician Statistics By Gender

39.1% of emergency medical technicians are women and 60.9% of emergency medical technicians are men.

  • Male, 60.9%
  • Female, 39.1%

Emergency Medical Technicians By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male60.9%
Female39.1%

Gender Pay Gap For Emergency Medical Technician

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$44,099
female-income
Female Income
$42,264

Emergency Medical Technician Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the emergency medical technician position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Emergency Medical Technician Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201065.73%34.27%
201166.05%33.95%
201265.22%34.78%
201363.89%36.11%
201466.63%33.37%
201566.40%33.60%
201663.64%36.36%
201762.63%37.37%
201860.94%39.06%
201961.11%38.89%
202060.04%39.96%
202160.94%39.06%

Emergency Medical Technician Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, guitar technician and armorer technician have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Radiographer, Mammographer2%98%
Mammographer3%97%
Lead Mammographer3%97%
Emergency Medical Technician61%39%
Driver/Technician93%7%
Armorer Technician95%5%
Guitar Technician96%4%

Emergency Medical Technician Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among emergency medical technicians is White, which makes up 66.9% of all emergency medical technicians. Comparatively, there are 15.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 66.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.5%
  • Black or African American, 6.6%
  • Unknown, 5.6%
  • Asian, 4.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Emergency Medical Technician Race

Emergency Medical Technician RacePercentages
White66.9%
Hispanic or Latino15.5%
Black or African American6.6%
Unknown5.6%
Asian4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.9%

Emergency Medical Technician Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among emergency medical technicians.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Emergency Medical Technician Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201074.91%6.54%2.01%13.39%
201174.46%6.96%1.57%13.61%
201275.56%6.49%1.49%12.99%
201374.56%6.42%2.61%13.05%
201475.15%7.14%2.48%11.71%
201572.85%7.54%3.10%13.52%
201672.07%7.77%2.67%13.83%
201771.96%7.14%2.64%14.67%
201871.06%6.49%3.16%14.92%
201971.41%6.98%3.49%14.57%
202068.97%6.30%3.66%14.70%
202166.92%6.61%4.52%15.50%

Emergency Medical Technician Wage Gap By Race

Asian emergency medical technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown emergency medical technicians have the lowest average salary at $43,224.
$46,000
$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$43,224
White$44,128
Black or African American$43,592
Asian$45,043
Hispanic or Latino$44,532

Average Age of an Emergency Medical Technician

We determined the average age of emergency medical technicians based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Emergency Medical Technician Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown3035.5
White3634
Black or African American3331
Asian31.532
Hispanic or Latino3129

Emergency Medical Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of emergency medical technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of emergency medical technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 35% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Emergency Medical Technician Age

Emergency Medical Technician YearsPercentages
40+ years35%
30-40 years31%
20-30 years33%

Types of Emergency Medical Technician Degree Levels

The most common degree for emergency medical technicians is bachelor's degree 36% of emergency medical technicians earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 26% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 16%.

  • Bachelors, 36%
  • Associate, 26%
  • High School Diploma, 16%
  • Diploma, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 18%

Emergency Medical Technicians By Education

Emergency Medical Technician DegreePercentages
Bachelors36%
Associate26%
High School Diploma16%
Diploma4%
Other Degrees18%

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Emergency Medical Technician Wage Gap By Education

Emergency medical technicians with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $42,870 annually. With a Associate degree, emergency medical technicians earn a median annual income of $41,805 compared to $38,424 for emergency medical technicians with an High School Diploma degree.
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
$38,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$38,424
Bachelor's Degree$42,870
Some College/ Associate Degree$41,805

Emergency Medical Technician Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where emergency medical technicians work. We found most emergency medical technicians work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most emergency medical technicians is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire emergency medical technicians.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Emergency Medical Technician Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees9%
50 - 100 employees21%
100 - 500 employees33%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees17%
> 10,000 employees12%

The Types Of Companies Emergency Medical Technician Work In

Employees with the emergency medical technician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most emergency medical technicians prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Emergency Medical Technician Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education1%
Public7%
Private70%
Government21%

Top Industries Hiring Emergency Medical Technicians

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ emergency medical technicians. Those industries include health care, government and professional.

Health Care

Government

Professional

Non Profits

Transportation

Emergency Medical Technician Turnover And Employment Statistics

Emergency Medical Technician Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of emergency medical technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Emergency Medical Technician Unemployment Rate By Year

YearEmergency Medical Technician Unemployment Rate
20103.80%
20113.17%
20124.06%
20133.41%
20143.55%
20151.97%
20161.64%
20172.14%
20181.91%
20191.87%
20202.45%
20211.95%

The Average Number of Years That Emergency Medical Technician Stay in a Job

By looking over 76,941 emergency medical technicians resumes, we figured out that the average emergency medical technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Emergency Medical Technician Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year17%
1-2 years29%
3-4 years16%
5-7 years19%
8-10 years7%
11+ years13%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Emergency Medical Technicians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to emergency medical technicians.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Certified Pharmacist Technician5.02%113,033
Laboratory Chief8.24%51,482
Emergency Medical Technician8.30%-
Health Information Administrator9.29%153,896
Dispensing Optician12.53%4,434
Obstetrics Technician12.80%55,214
Nuclear Medicine Internship21.93%59,100

Emergency Medical Technician LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Certified Pharmacist Technician5.02%113,033
Laboratory Chief8.24%51,482
Health Information Administrator9.29%153,896
Dispensing Optician12.53%4,434
Obstetrics Technician12.80%55,214
Nuclear Medicine Internship21.93%59,100

Foreign Languages Spoken By Emergency Medical Technicians

The most common foreign language among emergency medical technicians is Spanish at 67.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 5.9% and Russian is the third-most popular at 3.2%.

  • Spanish, 67.5%
  • French, 5.9%
  • Russian, 3.2%
  • Portuguese, 2.7%
  • German, 2.6%
  • Other, 18.1%

Emergency Medical Technician Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish67.5%
French5.9%
Russian3.2%
Portuguese2.7%
German2.6%
Other18.1%

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Emergency Medical Technician Heatmaps

Where Do Emergency Medical Technicians Earn The Most?

Emergency medical technicians earn the most in New Jersey, where the average emergency medical technician salary is $54,185. The map here shows where emergency medical technicians earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Emergency Medical Technicians?

By looking through more than 76,941 resumes, we found that the most popular places for emergency medical technicians are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Emergency Medical Technicians

Number Of Emergency Medical Technician Jobs By State

Where Are Emergency Medical Technicians In High Demand?

Emergency medical technicians are in high demand in Los Angeles, CA. There are currently 51 job openings for emergency medical technicians here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country emergency medical technicians are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Emergency Medical Technician Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Emergency Medical Technicians Are Female?

40.1% of emergency medical technicians are female in the United States. This is -0.2 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female emergency medical technicians has increased by 4.7 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 71,537 female emergency medical technicians in the U.S. and 106,860 male emergency medical technicians in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 178,397 people with the specific job title of emergency medical technician and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Emergency Medical Technician Are There In The Us?

There are over 176,556 Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States.

What Percentage Of Emergency Medical Technicians Are Black?

6.6% of Emergency Medical Technicians are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Emergency Medical Technicians?

Most an are White, with 66.9% of Emergency Medical Technicians belonging to this ethnicity. 15.5% of Emergency Medical Technicians are Hispanic or Latino, 6.6% of Emergency Medical Technicians are Black or African American, 5.6% of Emergency Medical Technicians are Unknown, 4.5% of Emergency Medical Technicians are Asian, and 0.9% of Emergency Medical Technicians are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Emergency Medical Technician Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Emergency Medical Technician jobs are male - dominated. 60% of Emergency Medical Technicians are male, and 39% are female, so there are more male Emergency Medical Technicians than female Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Emergency Medical Technician?

The average Emergency Medical Technician is 36 years old. 35% of Emergency Medical Technicians are 40+ years old or older, 31% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 33% are between 20-30 years old

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