Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
236,890 1.3 % $17.04 $35,430 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.03 $12.25 $15.38 $20.27 $26.49
Annual Wage (2) $20,860 $25,490 $31,980 $42,150 $55,110


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 114,600 40.29 $15.65 $32,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 66,430 1.24 $18.75 $39,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,620 0.77 $17.65 $36,700
Other Support Services 2,270 0.77 $17.81 $37,050
Outpatient Care Centers 1,770 0.24 $18.26 $37,970

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 114,600 40.29 $15.65 $32,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 66,430 1.24 $18.75 $39,000
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 980 0.99 $14.11 $29,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,620 0.77 $17.65 $36,700
Other Support Services 2,270 0.77 $17.81 $37,050

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 $28.80 $59,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 100 0.01 $25.19 $52,390
Junior Colleges 80 0.01 $22.52 $46,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $22.31 $46,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 350 0.01 $21.40 $44,510


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 18,270 1.58 0.92 $17.33 $36,050
California 16,720 1.08 0.63 $17.99 $37,410
New York 14,250 1.59 0.92 $18.72 $38,940
Pennsylvania 12,320 2.16 1.26 $15.67 $32,590
Illinois 12,060 2.06 1.20 $20.38 $42,380



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)
Delaware 1,460 3.36 1.96 $17.97 $37,370
West Virginia 2,360 3.34 1.94 $13.36 $27,790
Maine 1,640 2.77 1.61 $15.91 $33,090
South Carolina 5,130 2.66 1.55 $15.29 $31,800
Kentucky 4,560 2.48 1.44 $14.53 $30,220



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,250 1.85 1.08 $28.37 $59,010
Washington 2,880 0.97 0.56 $28.06 $58,370
Alaska 390 1.19 0.69 $25.96 $54,000
Connecticut 3,200 1.93 1.12 $22.22 $46,220
Nevada 1,300 1.06 0.62 $21.31 $44,320




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,470 1.46 0.85 $18.65 $38,790
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,590 1.84 1.07 $24.23 $50,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,000 1.61 0.94 $17.15 $35,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,860 1.32 0.77 $16.44 $34,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.90 0.52 $17.30 $35,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,940 2.24 1.30 $20.83 $43,340
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,830 1.61 0.94 $18.31 $38,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,740 1.13 0.66 $22.60 $47,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,720 1.17 0.68 $20.91 $43,500
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,710 2.05 1.19 $17.42 $36,230