Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor Salary

Emergency Medical Services Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $52K per year on average. Lower pay rates hover around $30K, and the higher rates verge on $73K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a strong majority have dental insurance. Most Emergency Medical Services Supervisors survey respondents are men (73 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,935 - $72,770
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,727
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90%

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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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $41K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $45K. Emergency Medical Services Supervisors bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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