Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
237,660 1.4 % $16.77 $34,870 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.82 $11.92 $15.04 $19.94 $26.30
Annual Wage (2) $20,420 $24,800 $31,270 $41,470 $54,710


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 114,250 42.16 $15.17 $31,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 69,060 1.26 $19.12 $39,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,710 0.73 $16.97 $35,300
Other Support Services 2,680 0.92 $16.87 $35,090
Outpatient Care Centers 1,550 0.23 $15.32 $31,870

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 114,250 42.16 $15.17 $31,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 69,060 1.26 $19.12 $39,770
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 980 1.10 $13.95 $29,020
Other Support Services 2,680 0.92 $16.87 $35,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,710 0.73 $16.97 $35,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,250 0.06 $25.70 $53,470
Scheduled Air Transportation 60 0.01 $24.67 $51,320
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $23.89 $49,700
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 40 0.05 $21.60 $44,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 700 0.02 $21.20 $44,100


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 16,680 1.13 0.63 $16.98 $35,310
New York 15,780 1.83 1.02 $19.03 $39,570
Texas 15,360 1.41 0.79 $16.08 $33,450
Pennsylvania 13,430 2.39 1.33 $15.46 $32,150
Illinois 12,890 2.26 1.26 $23.72 $49,340




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)
Maine 1,820 3.12 1.74 $15.29 $31,790
West Virginia 2,200 3.10 1.73 $12.67 $26,360
South Carolina 5,210 2.85 1.59 $15.09 $31,390
Delaware 1,170 2.83 1.58 $17.62 $36,660
Kentucky 4,980 2.80 1.56 $14.37 $29,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 3,220 1.14 0.64 $27.35 $56,890
District of Columbia 1,240 1.86 1.04 $26.65 $55,440
Illinois 12,890 2.26 1.26 $23.72 $49,340
Alaska 420 1.30 0.72 $23.22 $48,290
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $20.83 $43,330





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 8,580 1.64 0.91 $20.13 $41,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,570 2.32 1.29 $28.20 $58,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,430 1.92 1.07 $15.48 $32,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,890 0.98 0.55 $14.00 $29,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,620 2.07 1.15 $19.08 $39,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,490 1.27 0.71 $17.00 $35,360
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,000 2.34 1.31 $20.15 $41,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,990 1.63 0.91 $18.44 $38,360
Pittsburgh, PA 2,960 2.62 1.46 $15.70 $32,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,920 2.26 1.26 $17.98 $37,390