Emergency medical technicians

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
121k
Average Age
34.1
Average Salary
$41,157
Average Male Salary
$43,867
Average Female Salary
$36,793

About

Emergency medical technicians are most often employed by the Other health care services industry. The average yearly wage for Emergency medical technicians was $41,157 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Emergency medical technicians by wage are Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, and Opticians, dispensing.

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 Monroe County PUMA, PA, Brookhaven Town (Central) PUMA, NY, and League City & Friendswood City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Emergency medical technicians are DeKalb County PUMA, IL, South & West Albemarle Sound & Northern Outer Banks Regions PUMA, NC, and Granville, Person & Caswell Counties PUMA, NC.

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 Administration of human resource programs. Emergency medical technicians are paid most in Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Switzerland & Ohio Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in DeKalb County PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,157
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,458

In 2020, Emergency medical technicians earned an average of $41,157, $14,797 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Opticians, dispensing make somewhat more than Emergency medical technicians while Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping 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

0.35
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Emergency medical technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.35, 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 Administration of human resource programs, Construction, and U. S. Navy.

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Industries by Share

121k
2020 Workforce
± 8,520
−0.27%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10%

The number of people employed as Emergency medical technicians has been declining at a rate of −0.27%, from 120,852 people in 2019 to 120,526 people in 2020.

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  55.3%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 23.1% and Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 12%.

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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 34.1 and of female Emergency medical technicians is 34.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Emergency medical technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

74.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,693
46.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,275

61.7% of Emergency medical technicians are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71.7% of Emergency medical technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.53% of Emergency medical technicians, White (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 Sex

34.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.08
34.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.34

The median age of Emergency medical technicians is 34.1, and Male employees are generally 0.0545 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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