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Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Paramedics sits in the ballpark of $14.95 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Most Entry-Level Paramedics survey respondents are men (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,976 - $52,308
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,350
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$10.89 - $20.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,976 - $52,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
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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$24,920 - $50,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$15.55 - $30.08  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
   
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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$24,920 - $50,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 664
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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.

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 122 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

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