Paramedic Salary

EMT-salary-chart.jpgParamedics provide emergency medical care, assess injuries, and rescue trapped individuals. They transport ill and injured people to hospital facilities.

Salary

The average paramedic salary is $34,870 a year. The bottom 10% earns at most $20,420 while the top 10% earns at least $54,710 a year. The median salary is $31,270 a year.

The best industries for employment are ambulatory health care services (114,250 employed, $31,550 average); local government (69,060 employed, $39,770); and general medical and surgical hospitals (38,710 employed, $35,300). State government is the best paying industry, paying $53,470 annually on average (1,250 employed).

The three top paying states are Washington ($56,890), Washington D.C. ($55,440), and Illinois ($49,340).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of paramedics is expected to increase by 23% between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than average.

Paramedic Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $17,920 $26,390 $43,980 $29,380
Alaska $25,190 $48,630 $75,280 $48,290
Arizona $21,780 $31,370 $46,510 $33,230
Arkansas $18,300 $27,040 $46,690 $30,060
California $19,720 $29,600 $57,620 $35,310
Colorado $20,030 $35,060 $68,450 $39,470
Connecticut $26,240 $40,680 $59,020 $41,750
Delaware $24,710 $33,470 $56,590 $36,660
Florida $20,970 $30,220 $45,990 $32,100
Georgia $21,080 $28,660 $44,450 $30,670
Idaho $17,400 $28,730 $46,190 $31,040
Illinois $19,640 $42,950 $90,330 $49,340
Indiana $20,070 $28,770 $44,580 $30,320
Iowa $20,670 $30,800 $47,990 $33,040
Kansas $17,080 $25,000 $44,770 $28,060
Kentucky $18,340 $28,040 $45,290 $29,890
Louisiana $21,520 $37,390 $50,990 $36,910
Maine $21,350 $30,600 $45,020 $31,790
Maryland $25,820 $40,110 $62,560 $42,450
Massachusetts $26,750 $37,130 $55,000 $38,960
Michigan $18,920 $29,950 $44,890 $30,840
Minnesota $21,680 $34,240 $59,980 $37,090
Mississippi $18,080 $27,590 $43,980 $29,110
Missouri $20,480 $31,900 $56,380 $34,910
Montana $18,460 $25,860 $41,420 $28,010
Nebraska $21,310 $32,500 $44,470 $32,830
Nevada $24,460 $40,470 $67,820 $43,330
New Hampshire $21,990 $34,560 $53,220 $35,920
New Jersey $25,150 $30,490 $54,770 $35,160
New Mexico $20,680 $34,960 $55,640 $36,240
New York $24,030 $37,840 $59,370 $39,570
North Carolina $21,310 $31,130 $44,720 $31,980
North Dakota $16,270 $22,640 $41,080 $26,130
Ohio $20,200 $27,700 $42,630 $29,630
Oklahoma $18,440 $29,560 $44,830 $30,650
Oregon $23,560 $35,650 $54,810 $37,250
Pennsylvania $20,560 $30,200 $47,810 $32,150
Rhode Island $22,450 $36,900 $58,730 $39,030
South Carolina $20,010 $29,820 $45,420 $31,390
South Dakota $21,230 $27,570 $37,660 $28,560
Tennessee $20,080 $29,290 $50,520 $31,850
Texas $21,070 $30,820 $49,700 $33,450
Utah $20,560 $32,840 $50,390 $34,180
Vermont $20,620 $30,020 $40,240 $30,400
Virginia $20,720 $30,180 $44,780 $31,610
Washington $26,920 $51,520 $95,870 $56,890
West Virginia $17,670 $24,320 $40,060 $26,360
Wisconsin $17,070 $28,220 $44,710 $29,240
Wyoming $18,010 $30,660 $45,830 $31,430