The average rate for a Paramedic is $15.44 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Paramedic Total Pay (?
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$27,535 - $63,344
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MEDIAN: $40,812
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Paramedic Total Pay (?
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$11.15 - $22.05
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,535 - $63,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,100  
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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$25,729 - $57,554  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $22.05  
   
Overtime
$15.73 - $33.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,100  
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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$25,729 - $57,554  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,757
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Job Description for Paramedic
A paramedic is an integral part of the first response team when an emergency call is made. Upon arrival, the paramedic will immediately perform diagnostic procedures and begin preliminary treatment that will aid the patient before and during the ambulance ride to the hospital. This requires critical thinking to make the right diagnosis and identify the right treatment, which will entail the administration of complex first-aid treatment and life support medical care for the patient before he or she reaches the hospital. The paramedic must be able to coordinate with other members of the emergency medical team and with the police and fire department members who might be on-scene after a 911 call. The job also includes basic routine maintenance of emergency vehicles and communications used by the paramedic, and the employee must ensure that his or her ambulance stays stocked with functioning first-aid equipment and supplies. A paramedic must be able to operate equipment such as electrocardiograms, external defibrillators, and bag-valve mask resuscitators, and must be able to effectively use that equipment in stressful advanced life-support situations. This member of the team will also be responsible for administrating drugs either orally or by injection, and will often be required to perform intravenous procedures under a doctor’s supervision. As the job requires a uniform, a paramedic must maintain the uniform and keep it clean and intact. Before becoming a paramedic, an applicant must complete basic and intermediate EMT training programs or earn an associate of applied sciences degree in the appropriate paramedic or EMT academic program. This can take one to two years to complete.
Paramedic Tasks
  • Administer complex first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital setting.
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members and police and fire department personnel.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.
  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, and perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
Pay by Experience Level for Paramedic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Tampa
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Denver
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Austin
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Orlando
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$38,000
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Dallas
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Cleveland
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Paramedic Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Paramedic Salaries

Paramedic
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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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National Average
$38,000
Emergency Response
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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