Emergency medical technicians

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Total Workforce

121k

Average Age

32.8

Average Salary

$36,164

Average Male Salary

$37,844

Average Female Salary

$33,454

About

Emergency medical technicians are most often employed by the Other health care services industry. The average yearly wage for Emergency medical technicians was $36,164 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Emergency medical technicians by wage are Occupational therapy assistants & aides, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Forest & conservation workers.

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 Navajo & Apache Counties PUMA, AZ, Hendersonville City PUMA, TN, and Richmond County PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Emergency medical technicians are Navajo & Apache Counties PUMA, AZ, Hendersonville City PUMA, TN, and Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK.

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities . Emergency medical technicians are paid most in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK but are relatively concentrated in Navajo & Apache Counties PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,164

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,060

In 2018, Emergency medical technicians earned an average of $36,164, $17,724 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Emergency medical technicians while Occupational therapy assistants & aides 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

0.328

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Emergency medical technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.328, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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 by Share

121k

2018 Workforce

± 8,525

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  58%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 21.5% and Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 11.4%.

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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 32.5 and of female Emergency medical technicians is 33.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Emergency medical technicians is White.

Gender Composition

74.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,699

46.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,274

61.7% 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

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

81.2% of Emergency medical technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.58% of Emergency medical technicians, Black 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

32.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.03

33.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.29

The median age of Emergency medical technicians is 32.8, and Male employees are generally 0.797 years younger 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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