The average salary for a Paramedic is AU$59,019 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Critical Care, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Emergency/Trauma. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$45,801 - AU$93,139
AU$46K
AU$59K
AU$93K
MEDIAN: AU$59,086
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AU$23.96 - AU$40.02
AU$24
AU$30
AU$40
MEDIAN: AU$30.42
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AU$0AU$96K
Salary AU$45,801 - AU$93,139
Bonus AU$1,987 - AU$50,335
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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AU$46,798 - AU$96,010
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 333
Hourly Data AU$0AU$70
Hourly Rate AU$23.96 - AU$40.02
Overtime AU$29.65 - AU$70.57
Annual Data AU$0AU$96K
Bonus AU$1,987 - AU$50,335
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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AU$46,798 - AU$96,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

Job Description for Paramedic

Paramedics are essential employees in emergency response situations, as they are the ones who respond to emergencies, such as 911 calls, and provide immediate treatment and relocation to a hospital. Paramedics are required to be alert and think quickly, and they must be able to lift bodies onto gurneys and transport them from the scene of an accident to an ambulance, which makes the work of a paramedic both physically and mentally demanding. Paramedics must also be able to administer CPR to patients, stop bleeding, and even use special equipment to bring patients back to life. Paramedics typically work outdoors, and spend most of their time in either an ambulance or emergency response helicopter. They typically work for hospitals and similar facilities with other paramedics, as well as doctors and nurses.

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Paramedic Tasks

  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.
  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, and perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
  • Operate equipment such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), external defibrillators and bag-valve mask resuscitators in advanced life-support environments.
  • Administer complex first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital setting.
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Paramedic

Pay by Experience for a Paramedic has a positive trend. An entry-level Paramedic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Paramedic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Paramedic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$82,000 based on 39 salaries. A Paramedic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$60,036

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Key Stats for Paramedic

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

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Experience Affects Paramedic Salaries

▲36%

▲26%

▲1%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Paramedic Salaries

▲42%



National Average
AU$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 54%