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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Virginia

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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in Virginia

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

20.1% Jobs Projection
$33,930 Median Salary
440 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, there were 6,180 people working as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in the year 2018.

There were 5,880 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 300 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 Virginia has more Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics than average.

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Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in this state are growing at a rate of 20.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

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Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 440 annual Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics job openings in Virginia, and 6,210 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ranged from $23,940 to $48,900 with $33,930 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.51 to $23.51. The median hourly rate was $16.31.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $15.92 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.39.

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

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Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,620 $48,660
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,760 $34,430
Richmond, VA 880 $35,990
Roanoke, VA 310 $34,780
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 270 $31,400
Charlottesville, VA 240 $38,750
Lynchburg, VA 120 $29,800
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 70 $35,860

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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