PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new study says Pennsylvania’s EMTs not only make a below-average salary, but they are some of the most underpaid in the country.
A study done by Frontpoint says emergency medical technicians make an average of $37,760.READ MORE: KDKA-TV Program Alert: Continuing Coverage Of Bridge Collapse
For perspective, the study says athletic trainers and carpenters both make an annual salary of about $40,000 per year while some Instagram influencers make $60,000 a year.
And EMTs make on average of $18.15 an hour, while first time accountants are raking in between $24 and $29 an hour.READ MORE: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Stepping Down After 2022 NFL Draft
The study says the adjusted EMT salary for Pennsylvania is $34,709. An adjusted salary makes up for the fact that some places — like the city — are more expensive to live in than other places — like the country.
Washington’s EMTs have the highest salary in the country, making more than $63,500 a year. Washington is followed by Hawaii at nearly $46,000 then Alaska at more than $45,700.MORE NEWS: At Site Of Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse, President Joe Biden Promises To 'Fix Them All'
To read more results of the study and how it was conducted, click here.