Nationally, the median wage for emergency medical technicians is $11.14 per hour. Half of all EMTs earn between $8.87 and $14.51 per hour.
Pay_varies by employment setting and area of the country. Those who work for local governments such as police or fire departments, earn more than those at hospitals or private ambulance firms. Those who work in larger cities or communities where the cost of living is higher tend to earn higher wages.
Ambulance Service: $9.64 – $12.82
Emergency Medical Services: $9.64 – $12.82
Healthcare: $9.87 – $13.11
Hospital: $10.08 – $13.43
Transportation: $9.91 – $13.28
Surgical technologist, nurse, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, respiratory therapist, perfusionist (cardiopulmonary technician), and physician assistant