EMT Salary in Kentucky

In Kentucky, the salary provided to the prospective EMTs is somewhat similar to that of other states in the United States. Those applicants, who are eager to know how much an EMT makes annually in KT, can go through the details furnished in this article.

The state of Kentucky also considers several factors, which affect the salary, either directly or indirectly. These factors are- geographical areas where EMTs are practicing their skills, the nature of the skills (basic or advanced), total hours of service, etc.

How Much Salary does an EMT draw in a Year?


An Emergency Medical Technician in Kentucky earns not only on the monthly basis, but also on an hourly and yearly basis. According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) May 2017 Report, the average annual and hourly income of these professionals is $30,940 and $14.88 respectively.

According to the statistics derived from indeed.com May 2018 report, the average salary drawn by an EMT in the state of Kentucky is around $29,000.

In May, 2017, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics collected the information of average annual and hourly EMT salaries on different percentile scales. It is provided below in the tabular form:

Percentile Bracket

Average Hourly Salary

Average Annual Salary

10th Percentile Wage

$9.63

$20,030

25th Percentile Wage

$11.58

$24,080

50th Percentile Wage

$14.22

$29,570

75th Percentile Wage

$17.79

$ 37,000

90th Percentile Wage

$21.71

$45,160

Salary as per Geographical Areas

It is the fact that the salary of an EMT depends largely on the geographical location, i.e. where the Emergency Medical Technicians are providing services. The salary is different at different locations. The tabular data mentioned below from the survey April 2018 displays a range of salary in different cities of Kentucky. Unfortunately, the EMT salary in Kentucky is below the national average.

City Name

Median Annual Salary

Median Monthly Salary

Median Hourly Salary

Bowling Green

$31,499

$2,624

$15

Covington

$34,074

$2,840

$17

Frankfort

$31,816

$2,651

$15

Hopkinsville

$31,399

$2,616

$15

Lexington

$32,823

$2,735

$16

Louisville

$33,032

$2,753

$16

Owensboro

$32,545

$2,712

$16

Richmond

$32,476

$2,706

$16

If you take a look at the above table, you will see that the lowest paying city is Hopkinsville with a median annual salary of $31,399, and the highest paying city is Covington with a median yearly salary of $34,074. The average per hour salary ranges from $16 to $17. The average salary on a monthly basis lies between $2,616 and $2,840.

Salary of Similar Job Titles


There are several other designations in the field of EMS, apart from EMT. The salaries of the professionals with different designations in the state of Kentucky are:

  • Cardiovascular Specialist: $57,000
  • EMT Basic: $17,000
  • Correction Sergeant Master: $36,000
  • ED Technician Emergency Department: $47,000
  • Commercial Electrician Journeyman: $32,000
  • Security EMT Officer: $23,000
  • Critical Care Paramedic: $28,000
  • EMT Dispatcher: $17,000
  • Commercial Electrician Mechanic: $28,000
  • Fire-fighter EMT: $37,000
  • EMT Paramedic: $36,000

Additional Benefits

The EMTs are offered various benefits in addition to their salary.  These benefits help in increasing their level of motivation. The benefits are- access to deferred compensation programs (like Employee Stock Option), reimbursement of the program and continuing education fees by the employer, sick leave balance of 3 weeks, 21 days vacations in a year, Life Insurance coverage, excellent overtime, and vision, dental, and health insurance of the family members.

Employment Outlook

The demand for EMTs in several industries is growing higher with the increase in critical or emergency issues. According to the estimations made by the US Labor Bureau, by 2020, the demand of EMTs will increase by 33%.

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