EMT Salary in Idaho

When any student decides to step into any career, he/she tries to find out every minute detail of that career, which includes program, the scope of practice, etc. One of the most important aspects that candidates consider too much is the salary. The initial EMT salary in Idaho is less, but after working for a while, these professionals can earn an income more than the national average.

Criticalities of the emergencies, type or nature of skills, geographical locations, etc., are some of the major criteria on the basis of which, the EMTs are salaried. They are also remunerated on a monthly, weekly or hourly basis.

How Much Does An EMT Make Every Year?

In Idaho, EMT salary is somewhat similar to other states. The salaries of Emergency Medical Technicians are calculated by several agencies and bureaus. The information collected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics OES, in May 2017, is as follows:

  • Annual Mean Wage: $35,710
  • Hourly Mean Wage: $17.17

According to indeed.com, the average salary received by the EMTs in Idaho is around $39,610.

The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) OES also presents the Emergency Medical Technicians’ salaries at different percentile scales. Here is the table revealing salary at different percentile scales in the state of Idaho:

Percentile Bracket

Average Hourly Salary

Average Annual Salary

10th Percentile Wage



25th Percentile Wage



50th Percentile Wage



75th Percentile Wage



90th Percentile Wage



Salary as per Geographical Location

In the state of Idaho, EMTs have to provide emergency services even in mountainous regions. The professionals, who provide services in remote areas, get a higher salary in comparison to their counterparts. The Survey of April 2017 shows that the EMT salary structure has huge variations in different cities of Idaho. Unfortunately, in some cities, it is below the national average. To know it in detail, look at the table provided below:

City Name

Median Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Hourly Salary









Coeur D Alene




Idaho Falls
















Twin Falls




The table clearly shows that the annual median salary of an EMT ranges minimum from $30,198 to maximum of $34,194. The median monthly salary lies between $2,065 and $2,896. The median hourly salary varies from $15 to $17. The highest paying city in Idaho is Coeur D Alene, and the lowest paying city is Pocatello.

Salary of the Similar Job Titles

EMTs have the opportunities to work not only as an EMT, but they can also take up other jobs, which are similar to EMT. The salaries offered to the professionals of related job titles are as follows:

  • EMT Paramedic: $29,000
  • Commercial Electrician Helper: $17,000
  • Security EMT Officer: $19,000
  • Commercial Electrician Mechanic: $22,000
  • Firefighter EMT: $30,000
  • Emergency Department Technician: $23,000
  • Corrections Sergeant Master: $29,000
  • Cardiovascular Specialist: $46,000
  • Commercial Electrician Journeyman: $25,000


Apart from salary or monetary compensation, the employees can also enjoy some non-monetary benefits. These include:

  • Dental, health, and vision insurance coverage of the EMTs and their family members.
  • 21 days sick leaves (per year)
  • 21 days paid vacation (per year)
  • Life Insurance
  • Sometimes, the employers take the responsibility to make payments for the program, as well as continuing education of the EMTs.
  • Benefits of the deferred compensation program, like employee stock option.
  • Good overtime
  • Promotional opportunities

Employment Outlook

There are bright chances of growth in the employment of EMTs between 2015 and 2020 by 33% as per the anticipations of the BLS. There are several jobs openings for Emergency Medical Technicians in various facilities, like hospitals, doctor’s clinic, ambulances, etc., and these openings are likely to increase in the coming future.

You should know –

EMT/EMS Licence in Idaho
EMT Training Schools in Idaho

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