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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in New York

Want to work in New York as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic? Read this first!

23.4% Jobs Projection
$41,140 Median Salary
1,420 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Work in New York?

17,520 people worked as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in 2018 in this state.

There were 15,290 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,230 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 New York has more Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics than average.

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Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in this state are growing at a rate of 23.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

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New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,420 annual job openings, and 19,710 total jobs in 2026 for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in this state.

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

What do Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ranged from $26,500 to $66,720 with $41,140 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.74 to $32.08. The median hourly rate was $19.78.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.35 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.43.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,080 $40,290
Rochester, NY 1,200 $35,740
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,050 $41,750
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 730 $33,130
Syracuse, NY 710 $34,170
Binghamton, NY 320 $32,870
Utica-Rome, NY 230 $34,930
Glens Falls, NY 220 $31,030
Kingston, NY 210 $36,390
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 150 $36,780

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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