Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $17.50 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (48 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $13.71 per hour.
Critical Care Paramedics are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $19.28 per hour on average; Paramedics are next on the list, bringing in close to about $17.54, followed by Paramedics earning $14.05 and Basic Emergency Medical Technicians making $13.00.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $18.87 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Baton Rouge, La. (around $16.42), Alexandria, La. ($15.24), and the company's headquarter city of Lafayette, La. (about $14.74) are the next top-paying cities. Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated workers in Texas earn the most — $17.67 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructors receive bigger paychecks ($19.16 per hour) than those without credentials. It pays to have a Certificate (Cert), Paramedicine at Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated — these employees make the most at approximately $18.61 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Critical Care; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $18.61 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Emergency Medical Services; a majority consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Emergency/Trauma, Customer Service, and Typing as well.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of workers, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are employee stock ownership plan (esop) and a stock purchase plan.