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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Industry profile for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Geographic profile for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

National estimates for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
257,700 1.3 % $ 19.41 $ 40,370 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.85 $ 14.03 $ 17.62 $ 22.99 $ 29.88
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,650 $ 29,170 $ 36,650 $ 47,810 $ 62,150


Industry profile for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 119,200 38.66 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 72,380 1.34 $ 21.47 $ 44,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,780 0.87 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Outpatient Care Centers 3,320 0.35 $ 23.40 $ 48,670
Offices of Physicians 2,490 0.10 $ 19.88 $ 41,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 119,200 38.66 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 72,380 1.34 $ 21.47 $ 44,650
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 950 0.98 $ 16.13 $ 33,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,780 0.87 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Other Support Services 2,340 0.79 $ 17.28 $ 35,950

Top paying industries for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 180 0.01 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 230 0.02 $ 24.08 $ 50,090
Outpatient Care Centers 3,320 0.35 $ 23.40 $ 48,670
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 190 0.07 $ 23.21 $ 48,280


Geographic profile for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 22,690 1.38 0.75 $ 23.21 $ 48,280
New York 19,620 2.26 1.22 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Texas 17,590 1.45 0.78 $ 18.05 $ 37,550
Pennsylvania 13,610 2.47 1.33 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Illinois 12,410 2.21 1.19 $ 23.10 $ 48,040




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 2,150 3.31 1.79 $ 14.67 $ 30,520
Vermont 870 3.08 1.66 $ 17.59 $ 36,580
Missouri 8,010 2.98 1.61 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Wyoming 690 2.62 1.42 $ 17.64 $ 36,700
Maine 1,450 2.53 1.36 $ 16.68 $ 34,700




Top paying states for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 500 0.87 0.47 $ 28.16 $ 58,580
Washington 3,730 1.17 0.63 $ 27.36 $ 56,910
Maryland 4,700 1.86 1.01 $ 25.69 $ 53,440
Alaska 600 2.01 1.09 $ 24.05 $ 50,030
California 22,690 1.38 0.75 $ 23.21 $ 48,280





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

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 18,090 2.05 1.11 $ 23.00 $ 47,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,640 1.98 1.07 $ 26.57 $ 55,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,300 1.08 0.58 $ 24.04 $ 50,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,760 2.14 1.15 $ 19.47 $ 40,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,550 2.11 1.14 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,280 1.65 0.89 $ 21.93 $ 45,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,990 1.34 0.72 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,740 2.87 1.55 $ 18.13 $ 37,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,570 1.00 0.54 $ 17.68 $ 36,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,350 1.44 0.78 $ 28.31 $ 58,880




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 1,200 10.40 5.62 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Johnstown, PA 360 7.62 4.11 $ 12.54 $ 26,090
Santa Rosa, CA 1,000 5.18 2.79 $ 18.98 $ 39,480
Florence, SC 430 5.14 2.77 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Dothan, AL 280 4.92 2.66 $ 16.19 $ 33,680
Beckley, WV 200 4.87 2.63 $ 13.63 $ 28,340
Jackson, TN 310 4.79 2.58 $ 18.25 $ 37,960
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 500 4.67 2.52 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
Lafayette, LA 840 4.46 2.40 $ 19.66 $ 40,880
Gainesville, GA 390 4.40 2.37 $ 15.83 $ 32,920