Emergency medical technicians

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2019 Workforce
136k
Average Age
33
Average Salary
$37,152
Average Male Salary
$39,335
Average Female Salary
$33,682

About

Emergency medical technicians are most often employed by the Other health care services industry. The average yearly wage for Emergency medical technicians was $37,152 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Emergency medical technicians by wage are Social & human service assistants, Plasterers & stucco masons, and Construction laborers.

Emergency medical technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Emergency medical technicians are Sumter City PUMA, SC, Worcester City PUMA, MA, and Belmont & Jefferson Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Emergency medical technicians are Sumter City PUMA, SC, Belmont & Jefferson Counties PUMA, OH, and Worcester City PUMA, MA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Emergency medical technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other health care services is the industry that employs the most Emergency medical technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Emergency medical technicians, by average wage, is Executive offices & legislative bodies. Emergency medical technicians are paid most in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in Sumter City PUMA, SC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,152
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,386

In 2019, Emergency medical technicians earned an average of $37,152, $18,372 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Construction laborers make somewhat more than Emergency medical technicians while Social & human service assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Emergency medical technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.352
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Emergency medical technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.352, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Emergency medical technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Emergency medical technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Emergency medical technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Emergency medical technicians.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Emergency medical technicians, by average wage, are Executive offices & legislative bodies, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Other health care services.

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Industries by Share

136k
2019 Workforce
± 9,055
12.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.6%

The number of people employed as Emergency medical technicians has been growing at a rate of 12.8%, from 120,654 people in 2018 to 136,144 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Emergency medical technicians employed by various industries. Other health care services employs the largest share of Emergency medical technicians at  54%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 27.8% and Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 8.14%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Emergency medical technicians in the US. The average age of male Emergency medical technicians in the workforce is 33.1 and of female Emergency medical technicians is 32.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Emergency medical technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

83.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,095
52.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,629

61.4% of Emergency medical technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Emergency medical technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Emergency medical technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

67.7% of Emergency medical technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.8% of Emergency medical technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Emergency medical technicians.

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Age by Gender

33.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.01
32.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.24

The median age of Emergency medical technicians is 33, and Male employees are generally 0.157 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Emergency medical technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Emergency medical technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Emergency medical technicians hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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