Paramedics

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Total Workforce

99.1k

Average Age

37.4

Average Salary

$57,817

Average Male Salary

$60,769

Average Female Salary

$49,757

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Paramedics and on wages and locations for those in the field. Other health care services is the industry that employs the most Paramedics, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Paramedics, by average wage, is U. S. Air Force. Paramedics are paid most in Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,817

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,883

In 2018, Paramedics earned an average of $57,817, $3,928 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations make somewhat more than Paramedics while Judicial law clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Paramedics as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.265

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Paramedics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.265, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Paramedics (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 Paramedics.

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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 Paramedics.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Paramedics, by average wage, are U. S. Air Force, Offices of physicians, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

99.1k

2018 Workforce

± 7,726

This graphic shows the share of Paramedics employed by various industries. Other health care services employs the largest share of Paramedics at  45.2%, followed by Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 18.7% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 15%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Paramedics in the US. The average age of male Paramedics in the workforce is 37.6 and of female Paramedics is 36.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Paramedics is White.

Gender Composition

72.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,610

26.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,001

73.2% of Paramedics are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Paramedics.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Paramedics

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

85% of Paramedics are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.2% of Paramedics, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Paramedics.

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Age by Gender

37.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.995

36.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.6

The median age of Paramedics is 37.4, and Male employees are generally 0.73 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Paramedics from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Paramedics is Business but a relatively high number of Paramedics 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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