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.
|Salary||$35,953 - $65,985|
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|$34,353 - $62,130|
|Hourly Rate||$14.55 - $26.04|
|Overtime||$13.17 - $41.88|
|Total Pay (||$34,353 - $62,130|
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.Read More...
Flight paramedics are trained as emergency medical technicians and undertake many similar duties to other EMTs. These duties include assessing a patient's medical condition, making quick medical decisions, and utilizing basic life support techniques. They also perform clinical care duties, such as ensuring that a patient's airway is clear and monitoring of the stability of the patient's condition. Their additional duties as flight paramedics include having a keen knowledge of aircraft emergency procedures, an understanding of how flight and elevation affects medical conditions, and assessing flight conditions and the aptitude of the flight crew. Once patients are brought to a medical center, flight paramedics must communicate with medical professionals at the facility, advising staff on the details of the patient's condition and whether or not to administer drugs. After the patient is discharged to a facility, flight paramedics must write a report on their patient's treatment and restock all necessary equipment.
Flight paramedics work at all hours in a variety of settings. They are required to have completed education in critical care. They also need to have a number of certifications specific to flight care, such as examinations administered by the Board of Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification.
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.
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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