Emergency Medical Technician Salary in the US

$36,475
per year
per month
$3,040
per month
per year

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Average Salary

The average salary for an Emergency Medical Technician is $36,475 per year ($3,040 per month), which is $17,015 (-32%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
An Emergency Medical Technician can expect an average starting salary of $22,300. The highest salaries can exceed $53,620.
$22,300
Low
$36,475
Average salary
$53,620
High
$1,860
Low
$3,040
Average salary
$4,470
High

Emergency Medical Technician Salary Range

Low
$22,300
Average salary
$36,475
Senior
$42,260
High
$53,620
Low
$1,860
Average salary
$3,040
Senior
$3,520
High
$4,470
Among EMTs in the U.S., EMTs-Basic at the start of their career tend to have the lowest salaries, while Advanced EMTs, EMT-Paramedics or Flight EMTs enjoy the highest salaries.

Emergency Medical Technician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Flight Paramedic$53K/year
+44% 
Flight EMT$41K/year
+12% 
EMT Paramedic$39K/year
+7% 
Advanced EMT$38K/year
+5% 

Emergency Medical Technician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Emergency Medical Technician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $26,670 per year. An EMT with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $35,850, while EMT's with 10-20 years of experience make on average $43,570. EMTs with more than 20 years of experience earn $50,650 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Emergency Medical Technician

Late Career▲ +39%
Senior▲ +19%
Average Salary$36,475/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -27%

Gender Breakdown

Female
37%
Male
63%

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Emergency Medical Technician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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