Friday, July 2, 2021

EMT and Paramedic Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

Data recently made available by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that more than 257,000 Americans were working as EMTs (emergency medical technicians) and paramedics as of May 2020. The five-state Rocky Mountain region accounted for a bit less than 9,000 of those EMT and paramedic jobs. In general, the Rocky Mountain region is a mixed one for EMT and paramedic pay.  While EMTs and paramedics in Colorado and Idaho realize annual mean wage levels above the national average, elsewhere in the region that is not the case.  A closer examination of May 2020 BLS data shows the following about EMT and paramedic pay in the Rocky Mountain region:

EMT and Paramedic Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

EMT and Paramedic Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CO 4,060 $42,900 15th
ID 1,070 $42,330 16th
MT 670 $34,090 45th
UT 2,310 $36,570 35th
WY 690 $36,700 33rd
U.S. 257,700 $40,370 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 10, 2021

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