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Emergency Medical Services Earnings
Emergency Medical Services

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AND PARAMEDICS - EARNINGS

EMTs and Paramedics Median annual wages, May 2012

The median annual wage for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics was $31,020 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,180, and the top 10 percent earned more than $53,550.

Most paid EMTs and paramedics work full time. About 1 in 3 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2012. Because EMTs and paramedics must be available to work in emergencies, they may work overnight and on weekends. Some EMTs and paramedics work shifts in 12- or 24-hour increments. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics have variable work schedules.

Union Membership

Compared with workers in all occupations, EMTs had a higher percentage of workers who belonged to a union in 2012.

Last Modification: 01-26-2014
Source:
http://www.bls.gov