What Is the Average Pay for an EMT?


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As of May 2013, the average annual salary for emergency medical technicians was $34,870. This salary equates to an hourly wage of $16.77. Ten percent of EMTs earned at or below $20,420 per year. Ten percent also earned at or above $54,710 per year.

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Local government EMTs had the highest average salary among top employment sectors as of May 2013 at $39,770 per year. Those who worked for general medical and surgical hospitals were next at $35,300. The state of Washington was the top-paying state or territory at $56,890 per year. The District of Columbia was next at $55,440. Illinois had the third-highest state EMT average pay at $49,340.

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