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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $19.11
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics *

Area Low Median High
U S
$13.35 $16.79 $21.83
Minnesota
$15.93 $19.11 $24.62
Central Minnesota
$14.56 $17.51 $21.65
Northeast Minnesota
$15.28 $17.93 $22.13
Northwest Minnesota
$14.14 $17.28 $23.05
Southeast Minnesota
$15.90 $18.31 $23.80
Southwest Minnesota
$14.29 $17.56 $21.87
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$18.64 $22.74 $29.35

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5,850 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics most often work?

 

Current Demand

No data available.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 4,221 new Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 248,000 285,400 37,400 15.1%
Minnesota 5,550 6,301 751 13.5%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 723 753 30 4.1%
Central Minnesota 802 893 91 11.3%
Northeast Minnesota 541 514 -27 -5%
Southeast Minnesota 549 654 105 19.1%
Southwest Minnesota 799 833 34 4.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,574 1,854 280 17.8%


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