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Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

Entry-Level Paramedics take home approximately $15.08 per hour on average. Male Entry-Level Paramedics are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Entry-Level Paramedics claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$25,347 - $54,075
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,649
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90%

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$11.25 - $20.15
(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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,347 - $54,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,943  
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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$25,116 - $50,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate 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$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.25 - $20.15  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $29.89  
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 - $1,943  
   
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).
)
$25,116 - $50,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 691

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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 124 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%