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Emergency Medical Technician Earnings

The median annual wage for EMTs and paramedics was $31,700 in May 2014. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,690, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $54,690.

In May 2014, the median annual wages for EMTs and paramedics in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Local government, excluding education and hospitals: $34,740
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: 34,290
  • Ambulance services: 29,460

Most paid EMTs and paramedics work full time. About 1 in 3 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014. Because EMTs and paramedics must be available to work in emergencies, they may work overnight and on weekends. Some EMTs and paramedics work shifts in 12- or 24-hour increments. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics have variable work schedules. For example, they may work only a few days per week.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition










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