A Critical Care Paramedic earns an average wage of $18.77 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$30,576 - $67,409
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,620
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50%
90%

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$13.58 - $24.02
(Median)
$14
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,576 - $67,409  
   
Bonus
$307.23  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$31,356 - $61,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $36.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$307.23  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
)
$31,356 - $61,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Critical Care Paramedic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Critical Care Paramedic Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Critical Care Paramedic in Mesquite:
"Earn It."
Coming into the fire service or EMS you must work hard and earn your spot on the team. Too many rookies are coming in and think they deserve the same as the senior guys. The senior guys worked hard for what they have. You will be respected and work your way up the ladder faster if you don't think that you deserve to be at the top of the ladder.

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Experience Affects Critical Care Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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