Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $14.50 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (40 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $13.10 per hour.
Critical Care Paramedics represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $22.81 per hour — though Paramedics and Basic Emergency Medical Technicians also do fairly well at $16.38 and $12.85, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $21.62 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Elk Grove Village, Ill. ($15.32), Austin, Texas (about $15.05), and Baton Rouge, La. (approximately $14.80) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($13.50) in Lafayette, La., one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $15.50 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $17.00 per hour for Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding pay and education, Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated pays those with a Certificate (Cert), Paramedicine the most — $22.81.
In this position, it pays to have Critical Care in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $18.07 per hour. Emergency Medical Services also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to know Emergency/Trauma, Typing, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of employees get dental coverage, too.