Flight Paramedic Salary

Pay for Flight Paramedics in the United States sits in the ballpark of $20.88 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Flight Paramedics (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,953 - $65,985
$36K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,378
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$14.55 - $26.04
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MEDIAN: $20.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,953 - $65,985  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,353 - $62,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $26.04  
   
Overtime
$13.17 - $41.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Total Pay (?
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$34,353 - $62,130  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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

Pay by Experience for a Flight Paramedic has a positive trend. An entry-level Flight Paramedic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flight Paramedic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Flight Paramedic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 35 salaries. A Flight Paramedic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Key Stats for Flight Paramedic

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Flight Paramedic Salaries

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%