Emergency Medical Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
San Antonio, TX
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does an emergency medical technician make?
As an Emergency Medical Technician in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $32,807 per year or $15.77 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $51,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $21,000 per year. Health Care companies and Utilities companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Emergency Medical Technician salaries are New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Iowa. The typical tenure for an Emergency Medical Technician is 4.3 years.
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Average Emergency Medical Technician Salary By Location

Across America, Emergency Medical Technicians make on average $32,807 annually or $15.77 hourly. Working in San Antonio, TX as an Emergency Medical Technician will pay you the highest wages at around $45,344 per year. Not only that, San Antonio, TX also has an average entry-level salary of $28,000. New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Iowa are the highest paying states. Kentucky, Nebraska, and Missouri have the lowest Emergency Medical Technician salaries.

Map of Emergency Medical Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Emergency Medical Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Emergency Medical Technician Salary By Company

Emergency Medical Technicians can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Utilities companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Alere and Baxter Regional Medical Center are the best paying companies for Emergency Medical Technicians. Companies like Columbus Hospital and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System also pay high salaries to their Emergency Medical Technicians.

Average Emergency Medical Technician Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Emergency Medical Technician works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Media companies, Telecommunication companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Emergency Medical Technicians. Media companies pay their Emergency Medical Technicians the highest wages, averaging $42,157 per year. Telecommunication companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $33,669 and $32,077, respectively. At $31,583, the average salary for Emergency Medical Technicians in the Transportation industry is lower than other industries.
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Emergency Medical Technician Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Emergency Medical Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Emergency Medical Technician can range from $24,202 to $36,958 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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