Critical Care Paramedic Salary
A Critical Care Paramedic earns an average wage of $18.84 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
|Salary||$30,340 - $67,916|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$31,592 - $62,106|
|Hourly Rate||$13.79 - $24.30|
|Overtime||$18.28 - $36.36|
|Total Pay (||$31,592 - $62,106|
Job Description for Critical Care Paramedic
Critical care paramedics are often the first personnel to respond to life-threatening emergencies and must provide initial treatment to ill or injured patients before taking them to a hospital. Patients typically receive high-quality care under the guidance of a referring or receiving medical doctor, and these paramedics must follow all emergency protocols and procedures and even provide emergency interventions such as CPR. They also attempt to stabilize injured victims prior to transporting them from the scene of the accident to a hospital, and an associate's degree and prior experience are often minimum requirements for this position.Read More...
Aspiring critical care paramedics must have the EMT-P license in their state of employment, and other certifications must also be kept current. A valid driver's license and clean driving record are necessary for this position, and the ability to work well under pressure is essential. Critical care paramedics should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment, and strong communication skills are also important. They are encouraged to keep their skills up-to-date by taking ongoing education classes and reading professional journals. Participation in clinical and laboratory education is often required for this position, and some may also be tasked with training new critical care paramedics.
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