Entry-Level Paramedic Salary (United States)

Pay for Entry-Level Paramedics is typically around $14.86 per hour. Some workers in this field—21 percent—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Making up 75 percent of the field, male Entry-Level Paramedics greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Paramedic Salary (?
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$24,923 - $53,001
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MEDIAN: $39,240
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Entry-Level Paramedic Salary (?
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$10.73 - $20.16
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,923 - $53,001  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
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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$24,810 - $50,370  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $20.16  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $30.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
   
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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$24,810 - $50,370  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 636
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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Nashville
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Oklahoma City
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National Average
$36,000
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Cleveland
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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Paramedics, 23 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Paramedics will also find cushy salaries in Nashville (+18 percent) and Houston (+16 percent). Akron is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average.

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"The Pay Is Not Very high."
Make sure you are doing the job for the right reason. Being a Paramedic is not going to make you rich.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Paramedic Salaries

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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Critical Care
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%
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