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Emergency medical technician salary in United States

How much does an Emergency Medical Technician make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $20.13
Low $14.37
High $28.21
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a emergency medical technician is $20.13 per hour in the United States. 13.4k salaries reported, updated at October 1, 2023

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Top companies for Emergency Medical Technicians in United States

  1. zTrip
    177 reviews481 salaries reported
    $30.06per hour
  2. $29.22per hour
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Highest paying cities for Emergency Medical Technicians near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $24.05 per hour
    88 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $22.25 per hour
    149 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $21.91 per hour
    111 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $21.08 per hour
    272 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $20.72 per hour
    63 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $20.10 per hour
    48 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $19.76 per hour
    205 salaries reported
  2. Corona, CA
    $19.63 per hour
    20 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $18.94 per hour
    76 salaries reported
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Where can an Emergency Medical Technician earn more?

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Most common benefits for Emergency Medical Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 349 ratings

33% of Emergency Medical Technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for an Emergency Medical Technician

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an emergency medical technician (EMT)?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for an emergency medical technician (EMT), visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Do you make good money as an emergency medical technician (EMT)?

Emergency medical technician (EMT) salaries vary between states. Some factors that determine how much an EMT makes include the level of experience, education, location and employer.

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What type of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) get paid the most?

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) that make the most money include advanced emergency medical technicians (AEMTs) and paramedics.

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