Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Paramedics lies in the neighborhood of $15.34 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,594 - $54,413
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,052
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$11.64 - $20.30
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,594 - $54,413  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,229  
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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$25,863 - $50,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $20.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48  
Overtime
$15.97 - $30.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,229  
   
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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$25,863 - $50,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 869
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Skills That Affect Paramedic Salaries

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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National Average
$37,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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