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Lowest Paying Metros for EMTs

  • Lowest Paying Metros for EMTs

    The emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic field is a challenging career path focused on providing rapid medical services in a mobile, fast-paced environment. While this role offers the altruistic reward of directly helping your community, actual compensation for this occupation can vary drastically depending on where you live and work.

    At Stacker, we analyzed the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report on occupational wages to explore areas in the United States where EMTs and paramedics are paid the least. Our list focuses on metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), places defined as urban areas with populations of more than 50,000 surrounded by communities that are socially and economically integrated.

    Some states like Florida, Alabama, Ohio, and Pennsylvania lay claim to multiple areas with poor pay, read on to explore the full list of MSAs with the lowest EMT and paramedic pay.

  • #50. Appleton, WI

    Average Annual Wage: $29,280
    Percent Below National Average: 19%
    Total Employed: 70
    Employment per 1,000: 0.59
     

  • #49. Terre Haute, IN

    Average Annual Wage: $29,160
    Percent Below National Average: 19%
    Total Employed: 130
    Employment per 1,000: 1.99

  • #48. Albany, GA

    Average Annual Wage: $29,150
    Percent Below National Average: 19%
    Total Employed: 290
    Employment per 1,000: 4.97

  • #47. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

    Average Annual Wage: $28,950
    Percent Below National Average: 20%
    Total Employed: 230
    Employment per 1,000: 1.07

  • #46. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

    Average Annual Wage: $28,930
    Percent Below National Average: 20%
    Total Employed: 540
    Employment per 1,000: 2.5

  • #45. Williamsport, PA

    Average Annual Wage: $28,930
    Percent Below National Average: 20%
    Total Employed: 80
    Employment per 1,000: 1.61

  • #44. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

    Average Annual Wage: $28,920
    Percent Below National Average: 20%
    Total Employed: 120
    Employment per 1,000: 3.05

  • #43. Valdosta, GA

    Average Annual Wage: $28,840
    Percent Below National Average: 20%
    Total Employed: 190
    Employment per 1,000: 3.58

  • #42. Springfield, MO

    Average Annual Wage: $28,810
    Percent Below National Average: 20%
    Total Employed: 510
    Employment per 1,000: 2.53

  • #41. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

    Average Annual Wage: $28,720
    Percent Below National Average: 20%
    Total Employed: 720
    Employment per 1,000: 2.8

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