Flight Paramedic Salary

For Flight Paramedics, hourly average wages total $20.18 per hour. Pay generally varies between $15.99 per hour and $25.26. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men make up the vast majority of Flight Paramedics (86 percent) who took the survey. Work is enjoyable for Flight Paramedics, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$37,451 - $75,334
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,451
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$15.99 - $25.26
(Median)
$16
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,451 - $75,334  
   
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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$36,421 - $66,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.99 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $41.00  
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).
)
$36,421 - $66,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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.


For many Flight Paramedics, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $46K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Flight Paramedics who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $54K on average.

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Experience Affects Flight Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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