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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Alaska

Is Alaska a good place for you to work as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic?

11.1% Jobs Projection
$46,310 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Alaska are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Alaska is growing faster than average.

  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Alaska earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Work in Alaska?

500 people worked as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in 2018 in this state.

There were 440 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 3,535 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics than average.

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Job Projections for Alaska

Jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

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Alaska Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 400 jobs for Alaska Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 19,400 annual jobs and 285,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Make in Alaska?

In 2018 wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ranged from $27,700 to $66,000 with $46,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.32 to $31.73. The median hourly rate was $22.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.28 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.02.

The median salary in Alaska is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Alaska Metros for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Anchorage, AK 250 $34,440

Top States for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Employment

View the list below to see where most Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 21,430 $32,050
Texas 19,450 $34,770
New York 17,520 $41,140
Pennsylvania 12,730 $31,020
Florida 11,130 $33,620
Illinois 10,790 $31,480
North Carolina 10,760 $35,280
Ohio 10,180 $30,200
Georgia 9,590 $32,570
New Jersey 8,230 $32,520
Michigan 7,100 $32,720
Missouri 6,950 $32,090
Tennessee 6,810 $34,090
Wisconsin 6,460 $32,640
Indiana 6,380 $31,980
Massachusetts 6,380 $38,050
Virginia 6,180 $33,930
Minnesota 5,850 $39,060
South Carolina 5,240 $32,300
Maryland 5,090 $44,680

Below are the states where Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Washington $72,850
District of Columbia $57,040
Hawaii $54,470
Alaska $46,310
Connecticut $45,980
Maryland $44,680
Oregon $41,440
New York $41,140
Minnesota $39,060
Colorado $38,300

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