An average Flight Paramedic in the United States can expect to take home roughly $20.48 per hour. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Flight Paramedics who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. Though the majority of Flight Paramedics do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,523 - $67,746
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MEDIAN: $51,182
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$15.08 - $24.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,523 - $67,746  
   
Total Pay (?
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$35,582 - $64,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $24.67  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$35,582 - $64,914  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Flight Paramedics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Flight Paramedics who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $46K.

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Experience Affects Flight Paramedic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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