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EMS Salary question

Discussion in 'EMS Employment' started by Kavsuvb, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Kavsuvb

    Kavsuvb Forum Crew Member

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    What state has the Highest PAID EMT and Highest PAID Paramedic in this country. Also what's the top 5 and top 10 states to be an EMT and a Paramedic.
     
  2. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    https://www.emsworld.com/article/220502/revealing-results-2018-ems-world-salary-survey *

    * These results are not 100% representative of all agencies or salaries. There also was no fact checking and data was 100% self reported.

    There is no "top" place to work. That's subjective.

    I think we can lock this thread now.
     
  3. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Washington... I believe. Maybe Cali... But you have to be a firefighter as well.
     
  4. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Though king county medic one pays really well and all you have to be is a medic.
     
  5. E tank

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    The question you really need to ask is what is the ratio of front line EMS providers in their 50's for a given department/service. That should give food for thought for your future...
     
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  6. Kavsuvb

    Kavsuvb Forum Crew Member

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    What's the top state to be an EMT and Paramedic
     
  7. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    State of denial
     
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  8. akflightmedic

    akflightmedic Forum Deputy Chief

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    Alaska then Maine. From there just start West and move East, so WA, tip of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, piece of Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Vermont and finally New Hampshire...those would definitely be the top states to be a EMT or Medic in.
     
  9. Seirende

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    Which piece?
     
  10. Ensihoitaja

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    Minnesota is actually the farthest north of the lower 48, so clearly you’d need to go Alaska, then Minnesota- maybe this service? https://lakewoodhealthcenter.org/ambulance-service/
     
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  11. akflightmedic

    akflightmedic Forum Deputy Chief

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    The top piece silly.
     
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  12. Eir

    Eir Forum Probie

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    Close. Lakewood is at 48.7 degrees of latitude, so I think the highest non-Alaska ambulance service might be LifeCare at 48.8 degrees of latitude. https://lifecaremedicalcenter.org/ambulance/

    I do wonder how well the rural services pay in comparison to the Twin Cities services.
     
  13. Seirende

    Seirende Forum Captain

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    The main difference that I've heard about northern WI is that the transport times can be really long. For sure it's a beautiful area.
     
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  14. Ensihoitaja

    Ensihoitaja Forum Captain

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    If you’re going by base, sure, but for coverage area, Northwest Angle is next. I know Gold Cross pays pretty well, but I don’t think that’s the case for the rest of Northern Minnesota.
     
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  15. cruiseforever

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    I work for a metro service and a rural service in the area I live. I make seven dollars less in the rural area and you have to be on call.

    Most of the rural areas that I am familiar with require some on call time. The on call time seems to be a big reason some areas have a high turnover.
     

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