Entry-Level Paramedic Salary

An average Entry-Level Paramedic can expect to take home roughly $15.60 per hour. Male Entry-Level Paramedics far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. About a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Entry-Level Paramedics claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,290 - $57,660
$29K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,196
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$11.89 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $15.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,290 - $57,660  
   
Bonus
$49.66 - $4,027  
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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$26,774 - $51,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $20.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$17.21 - $31.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$49.66 - $4,027  
   
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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$26,774 - $51,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 725

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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
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Paramedic Salaries

Critical Care
▲5%


National Average
$37,000

Paramedic
▼2%

Emergency/Trauma
▼8%

ACLS
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

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