Flight Paramedics in the United States can expect wages of $20.48 per hour on average. Though the majority of Flight Paramedics do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Male Flight Paramedics far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,023 - $66,810
$36K
$51K
$67K
MEDIAN: $50,571
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$14.57 - $25.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,023 - $66,810  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,324 - $63,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$34,324 - $63,814  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. Flight Paramedics see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $46K by contrast.

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Key Stats for Flight Paramedic

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Flight Paramedic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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