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Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

For Entry-Level Paramedics, hourly average wages total $15.05 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Paramedics. Some workers in this field — just under one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Paramedics greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,273 - $53,840
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,557
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$11.22 - $19.94
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,273 - $53,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,919  
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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$25,053 - $49,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $19.94  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $29.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,919  
   
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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$25,053 - $49,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 711

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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%
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