The average pay for a Paramedic in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$58,348 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$47,344 - AU$80,267
AU$47K
AU$58K
AU$80K
MEDIAN: AU$58,348
10%
50%
90%
AU$25.00 - AU$32.00
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$28.78
50%
AU$0AU$84K
Salary AU$47,344 - AU$80,267
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$46,991 - AU$84,430
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data AU$0AU$74
Hourly Rate AU$28.78
Overtime AU$9.90 - AU$74.96
Annual Data AU$0AU$84K
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$46,991 - AU$84,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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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Key Stats for Paramedic

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

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Experience Affects Paramedic Salaries

▲2%

National Average
AU$58,000

▼1%

▼1%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 43%