EMT Salary in Virginia

The job of an EMT is very strenuous yet gratifying. This profession provides you opportunities to save human lives in emergency cases such as accidents or fire. But, after working under pressure, how much salary Emergency Medical Technicians make? Well, EMT salary in Virginia pivots on several crucial factors, like the level of certification, type of industry, geographic location, working experience, number of working hours, cost of living of the city, etc. To know more about the annual, hourly and monthly income of these professionals, go through the article.

How much does an EMT make every year?

You will be amazed to know that the per annum salaries of EMTs working in the same organization and the same state may vary greatly. Those having higher educational qualifications and possessing experience get higher pay as compared to fresher candidates. In May 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States organized a survey to get a glimpse into the income of EMTs. As per the results of the survey, the average hourly income of these professionals was $16.54, while the average annual pay was $34,400.

According to the information collected from ‘indeed.com’ May 2018 report, the average EMT salary in Virginia is around $29,000.

The BLS also provided EMT income as per various percentile brackets. The table given below will give you a detailed account of the Emergency Medical Technician salary as per different percentile brackets:

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Salary as per Geographical Location

As discussed above, the EMT salary of a state mostly depends on numerous factors and geographical region is one of them. In Virginia, out of 16 cities, the pay of EMTs in 8 cities is below the national average according to the Survey of April 2018. Look at the table provided below to know in detail.

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As per the information provided by the above table, the median annual salary of these professionals ranges from $32,085 to $38,621. The monthly median salary lies between $2,674 and $3,218. The hourly median pay ranges between $16 and $18. Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Centreville and Reston are the top paying cities of Virginia, while Lynchburg is the lowest paying city.

Salary of the Similar Job Titles

EMTs can take up other jobs with different titles in the field of emergency care after gaining some experience and pursuing higher education. Some of the job titles along with their salaries are given below:

  • Circulating RN Surgical: $86,000
  • EMT Paramedic: $43,000
  • EMT Security Officer: $29,000
  • Fire-fighter EMT: $44,000
  • Cardiovascular Specialist: $68,000
  • Commercials Electrician Mechanic: $33,000
  • ED Technician Emergency Department: $56,000
  • Corrections Sergeant Master: $43,000
  • Commercial Electrician Helper: $26,000
  • Commercial Electrician Journeyman: $38,000


Wondering what other benefits you can get apart from salary as an EMT? Well, you get several non-monetary/monetary remunerations, like:

  • Promotional opportunities
  • Performance based appraisals
  • Bonus
  • Vacation/casual leaves and sick leaves
  • EMTs and their families get health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians actively engaged in providing emergency medical services can get benefits of Life Insurance.
  • They will receive other benefits of Deferred Compensation Program, such as Employee Stock Option.
  • Benefits after retirement

Employment Outlook

Prospective EMTs can expect a bright future as several job opportunities are going to emerge in the coming years. The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) has anticipated 33% hike in the employment of these professionals. Public/private clinics, rescue squads, ambulance services, fire department and police department are some of the major employers of Emergency Medical Technicians.

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