Emergency Medical Services Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $17.31 per hour on average. Men make up the majority of Emergency Medical Services Supervisors (62 percent) survey respondents. Some workers in this field — nearly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,601 - $82,127
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$82K
MEDIAN: $63,434
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$11.94 - $28.38
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,601 - $82,127  
   
Bonus
$100.00  
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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$26,719 - $81,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $28.38  
   
Overtime
$27.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$100.00  
   
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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$26,719 - $81,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $65K.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Advice

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor in Boston:
"Be patient, give people opportunity to perform."
People must be given the opportunity to perform what has been asked of them. The nature of the job requires patience to have experience over time that leads to wisdom used in order to manage emergency scenes in the future.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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