Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
235,760 1.4 % $16.88 $35,110 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.95 $12.10 $15.24 $20.09 $26.29
Annual Wage (2) $20,690 $25,170 $31,700 $41,780 $54,690


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 116,690 41.99 $15.51 $32,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 65,470 1.23 $18.76 $39,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,800 0.74 $17.35 $36,100
Other Support Services 2,470 0.83 $17.73 $36,870
Offices of Physicians 1,450 0.06 $18.28 $38,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 116,690 41.99 $15.51 $32,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 65,470 1.23 $18.76 $39,010
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 880 0.93 $14.40 $29,950
Other Support Services 2,470 0.83 $17.73 $36,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,800 0.74 $17.35 $36,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,240 0.06 $26.35 $54,800
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $25.15 $52,320
Junior Colleges 60 0.01 $23.86 $49,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 370 0.01 $20.17 $41,950
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 40 0.04 $19.58 $40,720


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 16,280 1.45 0.83 $16.84 $35,020
California 16,230 1.07 0.62 $17.17 $35,720
New York 15,410 1.75 1.00 $19.13 $39,780
Pennsylvania 13,070 2.31 1.33 $15.32 $31,870
Illinois 11,670 2.02 1.16 $22.87 $47,580



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 2,510 3.55 2.04 $13.15 $27,350
Delaware 1,310 3.08 1.77 $17.77 $36,960
Maine 1,730 2.95 1.69 $15.69 $32,630
South Carolina 5,440 2.90 1.66 $15.08 $31,370
Tennessee 7,310 2.66 1.52 $15.85 $32,970



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,880 1.00 0.57 $27.81 $57,850
District of Columbia 1,220 1.81 1.04 $27.11 $56,390
Hawaii 690 1.13 0.65 $23.55 $48,970
Illinois 11,670 2.02 1.16 $22.87 $47,580
Alaska 430 1.34 0.77 $22.32 $46,430




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,020 1.49 0.85 $20.54 $42,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,840 1.82 1.04 $28.18 $58,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,980 0.98 0.56 $16.12 $33,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,860 1.62 0.93 $15.76 $32,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,790 2.11 1.21 $19.67 $40,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,620 1.27 0.73 $16.93 $35,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,100 1.66 0.95 $17.45 $36,300
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,030 2.34 1.34 $19.93 $41,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,690 1.13 0.65 $21.95 $45,650
Pittsburgh, PA 2,570 2.28 1.30 $15.69 $32,630