The average hourly pay for a Paramedic in Canada is C$28.04.
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C$19 - C$40
C$25 - C$20,000
C$38,225 - C$87,588
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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 pati…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Paramedic
The top respondents for the job title Paramedic are from the companies Alberta Health Services, Ambulance New Brunswick and BC Ambulance Service. Reported salaries are highest at Alberta Health Services where the average pay is C$39.04. BC Ambulance Service pays the lowest at around C$25.00.
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Popular Skills for Paramedic
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Response and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Medicine and Emergency/Trauma.
Pay by Experience Level for Paramedic
An entry-level Paramedic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$24.89 based on 57 salaries. An early career Paramedic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.45 based on 188 salaries. A mid-career Paramedic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$30.77 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Paramedic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$36.39 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$35.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Paramedic in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 39.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (34.2% more) and Toronto, Ontario (23.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (13.2% less) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (12.7% less).
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