Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

Entry-Level Paramedics take home an average $15.11 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a little more than half receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,443 - $54,479
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,640
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$11.42 - $19.96
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$25,443 - $54,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
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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$25,239 - $50,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $19.96  
   
Overtime
$15.59 - $29.26  
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 - $1,188  
   
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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$25,239 - $50,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 740
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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 120 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%
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