Flight Paramedic Salary

Men make up the majority of Flight Paramedics in the United States, bringing in about $20.10 per hour. Pay ranges from $16.90 per hour on the low end to $25.26 on the high end. The majority of Flight Paramedics claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,664 - $75,503

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$16.90 - $25.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,664 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,624  
Total Pay (?
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$37,010 - $65,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$25.24 - $40.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,624  
   
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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$37,010 - $65,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Flight Paramedic

Flight paramedics are medical workers responsible for treatment of patients while in transit via aircraft. This often involves meeting a patient via plane, taking the patient onboard, and trying to keep the patient in a stable condition while the plane transports them to a medical facility. They often are accompanied by another medical professional, such as a physician or registered nurse.

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Flight Paramedic Tasks

  • Assist in pre-mission liftoff checklists, and provide radio, navigational, or visual support for the pilot as needed.
  • Attend pre-mission briefings and post-mission debriefings, and ensure all necessary documentation is completed.
  • Administer pre-hospital complex first-aid treatment and life-support care from initial contact until the patient is relinquished to a medical facility.
  • Maintain medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Flight Paramedic

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


Flight Paramedics with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $48K on average. Flight Paramedics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Flight Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 12%
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