Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

The average Entry-Level Paramedic earns approximately $15.61 per hour. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Paramedics who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,228 - $56,443
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$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,300
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$11.95 - $20.17
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MEDIAN: $15.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,228 - $56,443  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $3,973  
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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$27,032 - $51,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $20.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$17.29 - $31.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$50.34 - $3,973  
   
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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$27,032 - $51,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 695

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Paramedic in Hartsville:
"The Pay Is Not Very high."
Make sure you are doing the job for the right reason. Being a Paramedic is not going to make you rich.

Key Stats for Paramedic

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
75%
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 85 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 20%