Flight Paramedic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Flight Paramedics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.10 per hour nationwide. Earnings generally vary between $16.97 per hour and $25.38. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Flight Paramedics. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,567 - $75,760
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $52,933
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$16.97 - $25.38
(Median)
$17
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,567 - $75,760  
   
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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$37,165 - $66,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $25.38  
   
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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$37,165 - $66,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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 Flight Paramedics, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $46K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. Flight Paramedics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Flight Paramedics who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $55K.

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Experience Affects Flight Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

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
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%
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