Similar to the State of Idaho, Illinois State offer one of the highest salary bracket for EMTs and paramedic. The hourly wages range goes from $9.27/hour for an entry level EMT to as high as $35.73 for a top earner paramedic. The average income in Illinois for an EMT is $38,500/year. There are currently 37,761 EMT licensed (from EMT-Basic to Paramedics) plus 7,919 first responders.
Illinois population: 12,910,409
Number of hospitals in Illinois: 101
General EMT requirements:
Specific Illinois EMT requirements:
Unlike most other states, Illinois closely regulate EMT classes and does not rely on the NREMT paramedic certification but requires you to disclose whether you have ever taken the National Registry exam or not. Illinois State requires that all EMT passes a state approved EMT training. EMT-Basic, EMT intermediate and Paramedic certifications are offered. There is also the possibility of getting an associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Illinois EMT fees & other specification:
The best way to find an EMT job in Illinois is to apply to local government medical service providers.