Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
257,210 1.1 % $18.15 $37,760 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.94 $13.12 $16.50 $21.46 $28.19
Annual Wage (2) $22,760 $27,300 $34,320 $44,640 $58,640


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 123,330 40.09 $16.71 $34,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 69,310 1.26 $20.07 $41,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,120 0.85 $18.61 $38,710
Offices of Physicians 2,410 0.09 $20.19 $41,990
Other Support Services 2,210 0.70 $16.95 $35,250

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 123,330 40.09 $16.71 $34,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 69,310 1.26 $20.07 $41,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,120 0.85 $18.61 $38,710
Other Support Services 2,210 0.70 $16.95 $35,250
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 680 0.65 $13.72 $28,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,240 0.06 $29.60 $61,580
Facilities Support Services 30 0.02 $24.83 $51,640
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $23.79 $49,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $22.80 $47,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 30 (7) $22.44 $46,670


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 21,430 1.26 0.71 $18.92 $39,350
Texas 19,450 1.61 0.90 $17.61 $36,620
New York 17,520 1.87 1.05 $21.21 $44,120
Pennsylvania 12,730 2.18 1.22 $16.34 $33,980
Florida 11,130 1.29 0.73 $17.21 $35,790




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 2,330 3.34 1.88 $14.76 $30,690
Maine 1,930 3.19 1.79 $16.43 $34,170
Wyoming 770 2.85 1.61 $16.41 $34,120
Delaware 1,270 2.83 1.59 $19.58 $40,730
South Carolina 5,240 2.54 1.43 $16.62 $34,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 3,360 1.03 0.58 $32.50 $67,600
District of Columbia 1,660 2.32 1.31 $27.53 $57,270
Hawaii 730 1.14 0.64 $26.14 $54,370
Maryland 5,090 1.90 1.07 $23.79 $49,490
Alaska 500 1.60 0.90 $22.97 $47,780





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 17,080 1.80 1.01 $21.47 $44,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,390 1.59 0.90 $23.29 $48,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,310 1.03 0.58 $16.49 $34,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,640 1.98 1.11 $18.30 $38,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,660 1.74 0.98 $17.66 $36,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,640 1.68 0.95 $19.73 $41,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,380 1.23 0.69 $18.63 $38,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,360 1.46 0.82 $17.26 $35,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,620 1.16 0.65 $25.17 $52,360
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,330 2.43 1.36 $24.18 $50,300