Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Salary

Emergency Medical Services Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $52K annually. Compensation ranges from $30K on the lower end to $73K per year on the higher end. Male Emergency Medical Services Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a fair number get dental coverage, too. The majority of Emergency Medical Services Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,935 - $72,770
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,727
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$12.90 - $25.52
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,935 - $72,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,757  
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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$29,662 - $72,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $25.52  
   
Overtime
$19.41 - $39.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,757  
   
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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$29,662 - $72,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $41K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Emergency Medical Services Supervisors make a median salary of $54K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Emergency Medical Services Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $61K.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Advice

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

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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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