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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Texas

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

19.7% Jobs Projection
$34,770 Median Salary
1,570 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 19,450 people working as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in the year 2018.

There were 20,250 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 800 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 Texas has more Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics than average.

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Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in this state are growing at a rate of 19.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

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Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,570 annual job openings, and 22,400 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ranged from $22,540 to $53,230 with $34,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.84 to $25.59. The median hourly rate was $16.71.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.55 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.16.

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

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Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,380 $38,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,360 $34,490
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,580 $34,840
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,510 $43,220
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 870 $29,450
El Paso, TX 390 $24,060
Lubbock, TX 330 $33,890
Killeen-Temple, TX 300 $36,000
Amarillo, TX 290 $34,800
Corpus Christi, TX 270 $40,020
College Station-Bryan, TX 220 $33,770
Laredo, TX 210 $32,940
Sherman-Denison, TX 160 $28,070
Abilene, TX 140 $29,670
Victoria, TX 130 $44,330
Longview, TX 100 $29,340
Texarkana, TX-AR 90 $47,350
Midland, TX 70 $38,180
San Angelo, TX 40 $30,210

Top States for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Employment

The table below shows the states 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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