Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Salary

Emergency Medical Services Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $17.50 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.84 per hour and $25.33. More than half of Emergency Medical Services Supervisors (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Emergency Medical Services Supervisors. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,378 - $73,785
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$74K
MEDIAN: $46,083
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50%
90%

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$11.84 - $25.33
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,378 - $73,785  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,737  
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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$27,238 - $71,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $25.33  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $37.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,737  
   
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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$27,238 - $71,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor

EMS supervisors are responsible for overseeing a team of medical professionals who administer basic care to those in need of assistance; a team of dispatchers may also be supervised.

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Tasks

  • Maintain departmental day-to-day emergency services, monitor and prioritize EMS staff workflow and schedules.
  • Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Supervise staff and give clinical direction.
  • Assist in preparing and implementing ambulance contracts, and related policies and procedures.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor

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


Emergency Medical Services Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $41K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $45K. For Emergency Medical Services Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $55K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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