EMT and Paramedic Salary California - CA

Information gathered from a 1995 California State Fire Service Salary Survey showed that in eleven fire departments, the average paramedic salary was between $21-26 per hour and EMT pay ranged from $19-24 an hour. Today in California, the median salary for Emergency Medical Technicians is around $40,000. The average salary for paramedics is $49,000. As a point of reference, the average salary for all professionals in the state of California, according to the US Department of Labor, was $44,180 for 2007.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the combined average salaries for EMTs and paramedics in California in 2008 were $31,110. The following California EMT salary information and data on paramedic salary in California is broken down by major city.

State of California salaries:

EMT: $40,000
Paramedic: $49,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $58,000

Anaheim
EMT: $36,000
Paramedic: $44,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $53,000

Beverly Hills
EMT: $39,000
Paramedic salaries: $48,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $58,000

Burbank
EMT: $39,000
Paramedic: $48,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $57,000

Carmel
EMT: $38,000
Paramedic: $47,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $56,000

Fresno
EMT: $35,000
Paramedic: $44,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $52,000

Hollywood
EMT: $39,000
Paramedic: $48,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $57,000

Laguna Beach
EMT: $36,000
Paramedic: $45,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $54,000

Los Angeles
EMT: $39,000
Paramedic: $48,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $58,000

Monterey
EMT: $38,000
Paramedic: $46,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $56,000

Newport Beach
EMT: $37,000
Paramedic: $45,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $54,000

Oakland
EMT: $45,000
Paramedic salaries: $56,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $67,000

Palm Springs
EMT: $35,000
Paramedic: $43,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $51,000

Palo Alto
EMT: $48,000
Paramedic: $59,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $71,000

Pasadena
EMT: $38,000
Paramedic: $47,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $57,000

Redondo Beach
EMT: $39,000
Paramedic: $48,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $58,000

Sacramento
EMT: $37,000
Paramedic: $46,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $55,000

San Diego
EMT: $35,000
Paramedic: $44,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $52,000

San Francisco
EMT: $40,000
Paramedic: $49,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $68,000

San Jose
EMT: $47,000
Paramedic: $58,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $70,000

Santa Barbara
EMT: $34,000
Paramedic: $41,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $50,000

Santa Cruz
EMT: $46,000
Paramedic: $56,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $68,000

Santa Monica
EMT: $40,000
Paramedic: $49,000
Fire Fighter/Paramedic: $58,000

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