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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Florida

Considering a career as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic in Florida?

18.9% Jobs Projection
$33,620 Median Salary
920 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Work in Florida?

There were approximately 11,130 workers employed as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in this state in 2018.

There were 11,210 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 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 Florida has more Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics than average.

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Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in this state are growing at a rate of 18.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

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Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 920 annual Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics job openings in Florida, and 13,160 total jobs in the year 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 Florida?

In 2018 wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ranged from $22,090 to $53,970 with $33,620 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.62 to $25.95. The median hourly rate was $16.16.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $15.18 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.98.

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

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Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,590 $30,940
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,050 $34,010
Jacksonville, FL 940 $32,860
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 650 $36,150
Ocala, FL 350 $34,900
Tallahassee, FL 350 $32,370
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 300 $34,700
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 280 $34,240
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 260 $32,810
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 200 $35,330
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 200 $57,180
Gainesville, FL 170 $37,500
Panama City, FL 160 $32,220
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 160 $30,150
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 140 $66,610
Sebring, FL 70 $32,750

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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