Did you know that how much money an EMT earns in New Hampshire can vary? Based on the city one works in, the varied EMT pay can actually differ quite greatly.
And when you’re interested in learning about the salary of an EMT in your local area, the fact that there’s no straightforward answer can be downright frustrating.
We realize this, and have since created a simple guide to help you with your questions and concerns. In this article, we’ll actually break down not just the average EMT salary across America, or even NH, but actually dive deeper to bring you specific income numbers for EMTs in multiple New Hampshire cities—from Manchester to Salem.
We’ll also reveal how much a paramedic makes, and even examine what flight paramedics earn each year.
Despite the variances, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor (BLS), which is the principal Federal agency in charge of calculating labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy, has not only determined the wages earned by EMTs in New Hampshire, but also employment levels locally and nationally.
According to the BLS, the median salary for EMTs and paramedics in 2010 was $30,360. Most EMT’s and paramedics work full time, with roughly one-third of them working beyond their full-time hours.
It’s important to note here that the above median wage for EMTs and paramedics listed above is just an average. The average salary differs greatly, with most of the variances coming based on where you live, what the cost of living is in your area, and other factors that may or may not have to deal directly with your actual employer.
Now, let’s take a look at what the salaries look like for EMTs compared to paramedics and flight paramedics in a variety of cities within the state. These numbers come from Salary.com.
In Manchester, EMTs make $31,900 every year. Paramedics make an average of $40,440 per year. And flight medics make $43,268 annually.
In Nashua, EMTs make $31,960 every year. Paramedics make an average of $40,515 per year. And flight medics make $43,349 annually.
In Concord, EMTs make $31,703 every year. Paramedics make an average of $40,189 per year. And flight medics make $43,000 annually.
In Rochester, EMTs make $31,754 every year. Paramedics make an average of $40,254 per year. And flight medics make $43,069 annually.
And in Salem, EMTs make $32,165 per year. Paramedics earn $40,776 each year. And a flight paramedic pulls in $43,627 annually.
Employment of EMTs
When it comes to employment for EMTs on a national level, the number one industry with the highest level of employment is Ambulatory Health Care Services (110,330). Second are EMT positions within Local Government (69,290), followed by General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (38,180), Other Support Services (1,640), and Offices of Physicians (1,610).
Of all these industries listed above, EMTs working within Local Government make the most amount of money each year ($38,400).
EMT Jobs: Today and Tomorrow
If you’re wondering whether or not EMT training is worth your time, money, and energy, look no further than the estimated statistics from the BLS. Between 2010 and 2020, employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to increase by 33 percent.
With another generation of Americans growing older, and the sad reality that car crashes, natural disasters, and physical violence always injure human beings, the demand for EMTs will continue to rise as time marches forward.
Remember, too, that becoming an EMT doesn’t mean the end of your goals or ambitions in EMS. Many students use their EMT training in New Hampshire as a stepping-stone to become paramedics, EMT instructors, field training officers and more.