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Average Paramedic Hourly Pay

$18.28
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,011
Bonus
$544
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The average hourly pay for a Paramedic is $18.28.
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$13.63
MEDIAN
$18.28
90%
$24.98
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Bonus
$145 - $7,946
Profit Sharing
$99 - $1,179
Total Pay
$30,231 - $61,795
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What Do Paramedics Do?

Job Satisfaction for Paramedic

3.6 out of 5
(462)
Highly Satisfied
40Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Paramedic are from the companies American Medical Response, AMR Corp and Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at American Medical Response where the average pay is $20.06. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AMR Corp and Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated, earning around $19.89 and $19.48, respectively. HCA, Inc. pays the lowest at around $17.00. Careflite and EMS Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.02 and $17.78, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Paramedics?

Skills in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency/Trauma, Emergency Response, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Paramedics?

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 $16.21 based on 84 salaries. An early career Paramedic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.35 based on 710 salaries. A mid-career Paramedic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.29 based on 552 salaries. An experienced Paramedic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.32 based on 664 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Paramedic in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 68.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (18.9% more) and Houston, Texas (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.7% less), Orlando, Florida (10.1% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,437 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
29.1%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
27.2%
Late Career
17.5%