C$52,405
Avg. Salary
C$26.91
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Paramedic is C$26.91 per hour.

The average pay for a Paramedic is C$52,405 per year.

$18
10%
$27
50%
$39
90%
MEDIAN $27
$34k
10%
$52k
50%
$84k
90%
MEDIAN $52,405
C$33,727 - C$83,639
C$34K
C$52K
C$84K
MEDIAN: C$52,405
10%
50%
90%
C$18.05 - C$39.45
C$18
C$27
C$39
MEDIAN: C$26.91
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$85K
Salary C$33,727 - C$83,639
Bonus C$29.59 - C$19,797
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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C$35,462 - C$85,149
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 203
Hourly Data C$0C$67
Hourly Rate C$18.05 - C$39.45
Overtime C$23.97 - C$67.87
Annual Data C$0C$85K
Bonus C$29.59 - C$19,797
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).
)
C$35,462 - C$85,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 291

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 C$51,000 based on 187 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 C$58,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Paramedic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$74,000 based on 47 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 C$64,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: C$57,843

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Paramedic Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Paramedic?

Paramedic in Vancouver:
"You're The First Ones On The Scene! Be Safe, Be Ready."
Always do what you can to make people feel more secure and NEVER doubt your abilities.

Key Stats for Paramedic

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Paramedic Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲11%

▼0%

National Average
C$58,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 26%