Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
and Paramedic

The United States has a wide range of average salaries for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics.  Each state is unique.  The range is as low as $12.67 in West Virginia to a high of $23.72 in Illinois.  A number of factors contribute to the average hourly pay of an Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedic.

Some typical factors include: 

Supply and demand 
Union representation (States that have higher union activity earn an average of 20% more in pay and benefits for all employees)

Cost of living 
Healthcare reimbursement rates 

To see the complete job description for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics click here. 

STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Alabama 3,340 14.12 29,380
Alaska 420 23.22 48,290
Arizona 3,350 15.97 33,230
Arkansas 2,230 14.45 30,060
California 16,680 16.98 35,310
Colorado 3,270 18.98 39,470
Connecticut 3,100 20.07 41,750
Delaware 1,170 17.62 36,660
District of Columbia 1,240 26.65 55,440
Florida 9,400 15.43 32,100
Georgia 9,580 14.75 30,670
Idaho 1,130 14.92 31,040
Illinois 12,890 23.72 49,340
Indiana 5,900 14.57 30,320
Iowa 2,320 15.89 33,040
Kansas 3,030 13.49 28,060
Kentucky 4,980 14.37 29,890
Louisiana 3,290 17.74 36,910
Maine 1,820 15.29 31,790
Maryland 4,520 20.41 42,450
Massachusetts 6,480 18.73 38,960
Michigan 6,880 14.83 30,840
Minnesota 3,750 17.83 37,090
Mississippi 2,060 13.99 29,110
Missouri 6,510 16.78 34,910




STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Montana 670 13.47 28,010
Nebraska 1,010 15.79 32,830
Nevada 100 20.83 43,330
New Hampshire 1,000 17.27 35,920
New Jersey 8,020 16.90 35,160
New Mexico 1,390 17.42 36,240
New York 15,780 19.03 39,570
North Carolina 10,430 15.37 31,980
North Dakota 810 12.56 26,130
Ohio 10,130 14.24 29,630
Oklahoma 3,200 14.74 30,650
Oregon 2,030 17.91 37,250
Pennsylvania 13,430 15.46 32,150
Rhode Island 610 18.77 39,030
South Carolina 5,210 15.09 31,390
South Dakota 900 13.73 28,560
Tennessee 7,270 15.31 31,850
Texas 15,360 16.08 33,450
Utah 2,220 16.43 34,180
Vermont 570 14.62 30,400
Virginia 4,630 15.20 31,610
Washington 3,220 27.35 56,890
West Virginia 2,200 12.67 26,360
Wisconsin 5,780 14.06 29,240
Wyoming 640 15.11 31,430


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