Information About Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics

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Training

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
Training for Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics
Percent
Less than High School 1.2
High School 17.6
Some College 44.7
Associates Degree 21.0
Bachelors Degree 12.5
Masters Degree 1.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.2

Employment

Represents about 210,000 people in the United States- 0.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 19,000 more emergency medical technicians and paramedics but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 62,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, emergency medical technicians and paramedics make $16.36 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $9.56 $11.70 $14.70 $19.40 $25.50
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, emergency medical technicians and paramedics make $34,030 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $19,880 $24,420 $30,710 $40,440 $53,050
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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