Entry-Level Paramedics take home an average $15.55 per hour. The majority of Entry-Level Paramedics claim high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Male Entry-Level Paramedics far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,301 - $56,601
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,894
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$11.85 - $20.26
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,301 - $56,601  
   
Bonus
$49.66 - $2,553  
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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$26,636 - $50,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $20.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$17.19 - $31.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$49.66 - $2,553  
   
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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$26,636 - $50,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 739
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National Average
$37,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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