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Pennsylvania EMT and Paramedic Salary - PA

The 2008 BLS report found that Pennsylvania’s EMTs and paramedics earned a mean annual wage of just under $30,000. According to indeed.com in 2010, EMTs earned an average of $28,000 and the average Pennsylvania paramedic salary was around $44,000. Similar vocations earned differently. Paramedic firefighters, for example, can command $49,000, whereas a flight paramedic can earn $50,000 in Pennsylvania.

Below are statistics from 2010 from indeed.com for average salaries in the biggest cities in Pennsylvania.

EMT salaries in Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia: $27,000
  • Pittsburgh: $25,000
  • Allentown: $25,000
  • Erie: $25,000
  • Reading: $25,000
  • Bethlehem: $26,000
  • Scranton: $19,000
  • Lancaster: $27,000
  • Levittown: $28,000
  • Harrisburg: $25,000

Paramedic salaries in Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia: $42,000
  • Pittsburgh: $39,000
  • Allentown: $39,000
  • Erie: $38,000
  • Reading: $39,000
  • Bethlehem: $40,000
  • Scranton: $30,000
  • Lancaster: $42,000
  • Levittown: $44,000
  • Harrisburg: $38,000

Organizations for EMTs and Paramedics in Pennsylvania

The Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics was formed in 1978 and encompasses EMS professionals from the Pittsburgh area.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council was founded in 1974 and is now the EMS advisory body to the state’s Department of Health, according to the Emergency Medical Services Act of 1985.

EMT & Paramedic Schools