Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

For Entry-Level Paramedics, hourly average wages total $15.70 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Entry-Level Paramedics are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,318 - $55,762
$29K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,529
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$12.09 - $20.32
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,318 - $55,762  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $5,918  
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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$27,457 - $51,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $20.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$17.35 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$50.68 - $5,918  
   
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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$27,457 - $51,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 696

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"The Pay Is Not Very high."
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Key Stats for Paramedic

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Paramedic Salaries

Critical Care
▲5%


National Average
$37,000

Paramedic
▼4%

ACLS
▼7%

Emergency/Trauma
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 20%
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