Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Captain Salary

An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Captain earns an average salary of $54,526 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$44,017 - $90,604
MEDIAN: $54,526

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$44,017 - $90,604  
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$41,467 - $87,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Captain

  • Plan and direct the emergency medical services.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Directs the staff in effective and efficient use of emergency medical services.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Captain Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 10%