How much does an Emergency Medical Technician make in the United States? The average Emergency Medical Technician salary in the United States is $35,830 as of August 29, 2022, but the range typically falls between $31,998 and $40,638. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Recently searched related titles: Ingest Operator, Route Specialist, Health Information Technician

Jobs with a similar salary range to Emergency Medical Technician : Vehicle Condition Assessor, Behavior Instructor, Grocery Delivery Driver

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $31,998 10% $28,510 90% $45,016 75% $40,638 $35,830 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Emergency Medical Technician jobs in Virginia

EMT / Emergency Medical Technician

Amphibious Medics - Ashburn, VA

Medical Technician Job in BLACKSBURG, VA

AB Staffing Solutions, LLC - Blacksburg, VA

Job Description for Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician responds to emergency calls for medical assistance, assesses the situation, obtains a basic medical history and physical examination of the patient, and provides emergency care at the scene and during transit to the hospital. Utilizes necessary medical equipment to treat the patient and ascertains the extent of their injuries or illness. Being an Emergency Medical Technician communicates with the medical care facility receiving the patient about the patient's condition, status, and arrival time. Requires a high school diploma. Additionally, Emergency Medical Technician requires Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Requires Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Emergency Medical Technician works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be an Emergency Medical Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

See user submitted job responsibilities for Emergency Medical Technician.

Job Openings for Emergency Medical Technician
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for an Emergency Medical Technician, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Emergency Medical Technician in the United States. The base salary for Emergency Medical Technician ranges from $31,998 to $40,638 with the average base salary of $35,830. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $32,041 to $40,685 with the average total cash compensation of $35,873.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills associated with Emergency Medical Technician: On Call Service, Critical Care, Triage, Life Support ...More

Recently searched related titles: Critical Care Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Recently searched companies with related titles : American Medical Response, Inc. EMT, New York Fire Department EMT

Salary estimation for Emergency Medical Technician at companies like : BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN, FONAR CORP, QUORUM HEALTH CORP

Jobs with a similar salary range to Emergency Medical Technician : Agency Coordinator, Tour Manager