EMT Salary in North Carolina

Read the following article if you wish to know the EMT salary in North Carolina. The data related to annual, monthly and hourly pay scale of an Emergency Medical Technician in this state has been collected from various sources, like the Bureau of Labor Statistics, indeed.com, and salary.com. There are several factors, on which, the income of an EMT depends, such as population, geographic location, the experience of a professional, level of certification, education, etc.

How Much does EMT make Every Year?

Like other states, the average remuneration of an EMT in the state of North Carolina has been determined by various government offices and agencies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a government agency, which calculates salaries of different professionals associated with different vocations. Here are the mean hourly and annual incomes of EMTs (as estimated by the BLS on the basis of a survey conducted in May 2017).

  • Average Annual Salary: $35,180
  • Average Hourly Salary: $16.91

The mean income of an Emergency Medical Technician as per  ‘indeed.com’ May 2018 report is around $28,340.

The BLS also provides the average annual and hourly salary on different percentile scales. It is represented in descending order in the following table:

Percentile Bracket

Average Annual Salary

Average Hourly Salary

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75th Percentile Wage



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Salary as per Geographical Location

As you all know that EMT salary in a particular region of North Carolina depends on certain factors, like population, etc. Therefore, the salary that an Emergency Medical Technician receives highly depends on the city, where he/she is employed. Unfortunately, EMT salaries of all the cities in this state are below than the national average according to the survey of April 2018. Refer to the table given below in order to know the details.

City Name

Median Annual Salary

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Winston Salem




The table above clearly shows the range of median annual EMT salary, which is between $31,580 and $34,321. The monthly median pay fluctuates from $2,631 to $2,860. The hourly median salary of an Emergency Medical Technician lies between $15 and $17. The top paying cities are Charlotte and Gastonia, while Jacksonville is the lowest paying city.

Salary of Similar Job Titles

Emergency Medical Technicians can also practice other jobs after completing the program of an EMT and gaining some experience. Given below are the details of income, which is received by the professionals holding the similar job titles.

  • EMT Paramedic: $42,000
  • ED Technician Emergency Department: $55,000
  • EMT Dispatcher: $19,000
  • Cardiovascular Specialist Ral: $67,000
  • Firefighter EMT: $43,000
  • Corrections Sergeant Master: $42,000
  • Commercial Electrician Mechanic: $32,000
  • Critical Care Paramedic: $33,000
  • Commercial Electrician Journeyman: $37,000
  • EMT Security Officer: $28,000
  • EMT B: $19,000


Apart from salary, EMTs are also provided with other allowances and benefits, like:

  • 21 days of sick leaves in a year
  • 21 days vacation per year
  • EMTs and their families may get health, vision, as well as dental insurance.
  • They will also become the beneficiaries of Life Insurance.
  • Sometimes, the employers of certain EMTs pay the fees for their program and continuing education classes.
  • They also receive the benefits of the Employee Stock Option.

Employment Outlook

The job growth for Emergency Medical Technicians in North Carolina is expected to be much higher in the near future. Overall 15% increase in the demand of these professionals nationally has been estimated by BLS. The prospective EMTs can get jobs at local public/private hospitals, ambulance services, rescue squads, etc.

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