Monday, October 4, 2021

EMT and Paramedic Pay in the U.S. Mid-East Region

Data made available by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) earlier this summer revealed that more than 257,000 EMTs (emergency medical technicians) and paramedics were employed in the United States as of May 2020. The U.S. Mid-East region, which encompasses the District of Columbia and five states, accounted for over 47,000 of those EMT and paramedic jobs. In general, the Mid-East region is one of the better regions in the country for EMT and paramedic pay.  The District of Columbia and three states in the region ranked among the top eleven states in the nation for EMT/Paramedic annual mean wages. Further examination of May 2020 BLS data reveals the following about EMT and paramedic pay in U.S. Mid-East region:

EMT and Paramedic Pay in the U.S. Mid-East Region

EMT and Paramedic Pay in the U.S. Mid-East Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
DC 590 $47,460 7th
DE 1,060 $45,530 11th
MD 4,700 $53,440 3rd
NJ 7,550 $40,520 19th
NY 19,620 $46,920 8th
PA 13,610 $35,970 37th
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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