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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

29-2040 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 29-2042 Emergency Medical Technicians and 29-2043 Paramedics and the 2010 SOC occupation 29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.


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)
260,600 1.2 % $18.67 $38,830 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.30 $13.53 $17.02 $22.16 $28.78
Annual Wage (2) $23,490 $28,130 $35,400 $46,090 $59,860


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 122,910 39.68 $17.15 $35,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,990 0.86 $19.12 $39,760
Other Support Services 2,510 0.76 $17.38 $36,150
Outpatient Care Centers 2,060 0.22 $21.79 $45,310
Offices of Physicians 2,060 0.08 $21.48 $44,680

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 122,910 39.68 $17.15 $35,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,990 0.86 $19.12 $39,760
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 870 0.77 $15.13 $31,470
Other Support Services 2,510 0.76 $17.38 $36,150
Amusement Parks and Arcades 700 0.32 $17.68 $36,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $28.64 $59,580
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $24.37 $50,680
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 40 0.08 $24.17 $50,270
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 40 0.01 $23.50 $48,870
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 30 (7) $22.57 $46,950


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)
California 21,990 1.26 0.71 $21.00 $43,680
Texas 19,380 1.56 0.88 $17.79 $37,000
New York 18,610 1.95 1.10 $21.60 $44,920
Pennsylvania 13,890 2.35 1.33 $16.50 $34,310
Florida 11,790 1.34 0.76 $17.40 $36,190




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 2,260 3.22 1.82 $14.39 $29,920
Maine 1,820 2.98 1.68 $17.16 $35,690
Vermont 900 2.94 1.65 $17.10 $35,570
Missouri 7,730 2.74 1.54 $17.84 $37,120
Wyoming 700 2.55 1.43 $17.03 $35,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 590 0.94 0.53 $27.22 $56,610
Washington 3,760 1.13 0.64 $26.99 $56,140
Maryland 5,030 1.86 1.05 $24.40 $50,750
Alaska 560 1.76 0.99 $24.35 $50,640
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $23.00 $47,830





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,560 1.82 1.03 $21.84 $45,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,940 1.70 0.96 $23.59 $49,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,610 1.06 0.60 $20.15 $41,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,260 2.18 1.23 $18.41 $38,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,930 1.80 1.01 $17.75 $36,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,670 1.53 0.86 $17.92 $37,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,340 1.55 0.87 $20.39 $42,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,200 1.15 0.65 $17.59 $36,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,550 1.44 0.81 $26.05 $54,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,400 2.47 1.39 $24.72 $51,420