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How much do EMTs and paramedics make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics make a mean annual income of $40,370 as of May 2020, which is approximately $19.41 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of EMTs and paramedics earned less than $24,650, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $62,150.

How much do EMTs and paramedics earn in each state?

The table below compares EMT and paramedic salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of EMTs and paramedics  in each state as well as the number of paramedics per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 


EMTs and Paramedic Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Hawaii
$57,320
500
0.874
Alaska
$50,110
600
2.010
Maryland
$47,830
4700
1.864
Washington
$44,970
3730
1.166
New York
$44,210
19620
2.257
Connecticut
$43,950
3830
2.486
California
$42,980
22690
1.381
Oregon
$41,220
1990
1.102
District of Columbia
$41,040
590
0.852
Massachusetts
$40,890
6340
1.892
Minnesota
$40,830
5610
2.071
Delaware
$40,440
1060
2.489
Rhode Island
$40,160
670
1.506
Idaho
$38,920
1070
1.490
Colorado
$38,750
4060
1.576
Nevada
$38,260
1960
1.568
New Jersey
$36,950
7550
1.996
Tennessee
$36,840
6700
2.309
North Carolina
$36,790
10200
2.378
Iowa
$36,490
2270
1.543
New Hampshire
$36,490
1140
1.833
Louisiana
$36,450
4320
2.399
Vermont
$36,150
870
3.077
Nebraska
$36,110
900
0.952
Texas
$35,940
17590
1.454
Wyoming
$35,870
690
2.622
Oklahoma
$35,380
3090
1.975
Missouri
$35,360
8010
2.976
New Mexico
$35,240
1420
1.804
Illinois
$35,070
12410
2.206
North Dakota
$34,910
820
2.042
Arizona
$34,840
4280
1.509
Virginia
$34,840
5630
1.521
Georgia
$34,700
10230
2.374
Indiana
$34,280
6330
2.169
South Carolina
$34,180
4990
2.474
Wisconsin
$34,110
5670
2.093
Florida
$33,660
10860
1.286
Utah
$33,570
2310
1.553
Ohio
$33,550
9150
1.781
Pennsylvania
$33,080
13610
2.469
Maine
$32,690
1450
2.529
Michigan
$32,280
6880
1.752
South Dakota
$32,280
990
2.399
Montana
$32,050
670
1.472
Arkansas
$31,870
1790
1.520
Mississippi
$31,010
2570
2.390
Kentucky
$30,860
4510
2.528
Kansas
$29,470
2580
1.935
Alabama
$28,790
4070
2.140
West Virginia
$28,600
2150
3.311
Puerto Rico
$20,340
2190
2.676