Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

The average Entry-Level Paramedic can expect to rake in roughly $15.10 per hour. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Most Entry-Level Paramedics survey respondents are men (78 percent). Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Paramedics, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,360 - $53,453
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,562
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$11.42 - $19.91
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,360 - $53,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
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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$25,224 - $49,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $19.91  
   
Overtime
$15.71 - $29.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
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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$25,224 - $49,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 735
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%
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