$46,087
Avg. Salary
$17.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,002

Bonus

$325

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Paramedic is $17.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Paramedic is $46,087 per year.

$12.74
10%
$17.21
50%
$23.28
90%
MEDIAN $17.21
$31k
10%
$46k
50%
$69k
90%
MEDIAN $46,087
$30,659 - $68,929
$31K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,087
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90%

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$12.74 - $23.28
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$0$68K
Salary $30,659 - $68,929
Bonus $150 - $6,050
Profit Sharing $325
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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$29,296 - $60,073
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 951
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $23.28
Hourly Tips $1.50
Overtime $17.84 - $35.27
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $150 - $6,050
Profit Sharing $325
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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$29,296 - $60,073
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,507

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 Pay By Employer

$0$64K

$38,721

AMR Corp
20 profiles
$40,852

$38,008

HCA, Inc.
13 profiles
$36,842

EMS Group
13 profiles
$35,559

MedStat EMS
9 profiles
$29,289

$34,746

$32,504

Medstar
6 profiles
$35,518

$31,709

Common Career Paths for Paramedic


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Paramedics may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Physician Assistant. The latter position pays an average of $84K annually. A common career progression for a Paramedic is to become an Emergency Room Registered Nurse or a Paramedic Supervisor. Compared to Paramedics, the first group earns $20K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

Paramedic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Paramedic


Survey takers working as Paramedics report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Firefighter, Emergency Medicine, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent, 20 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Emergency Room and Leadership, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those educated in Critical Care tend to be well versed in ACLS and Paramedic. Most people skilled in Emergency Medical Services are similarly competent in Paramedic and ACLS.

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 $37,000 based on 934 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 $41,000 based on 618 salaries. An experienced Paramedic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 591 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 $47,000 based on 301 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,863

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Paramedics that is 17 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Paramedics will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+10 percent) and Atlanta (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (22 percent lower) and Los Angeles (15 percent lower).

Paramedic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Paramedic?

Paramedic in Newark:
"Wont to improve my self."
Pros: Helping people's and save their lives.
Cons: Dangerous and require accuracy.

Paramedic in Newport Beach:
"Be prepared to see traumatic things as a paramedic,"
Stay alert and focused, True.

Paramedic in Richmond:
"Have excellent knowledge and Skills."
Have excellent critical thinking skills.

Paramedic in Florida:
"Like the work, wish the pay and benefits were better."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Pay and benefits.

Paramedic in 56662:
"I was born to do this job!"
Pros: Helping others at the time it is needed most!
Cons: NA.

Paramedic in Hartsville:
"The Pay Is Not Very high."
Make sure you are doing the job for the right reason. Being a Paramedic is not going to make you rich.

Paramedic in Belton:
Make sure you have the head and the heart for EMS and never stop learning.

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Key Stats for Paramedic

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 457 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Paramedic Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Paramedic Salaries

Firefighter
▲54%

Emergency Medicine
▲20%

Acute Care
▲5%


▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Cardiology
▼2%

Emergency/Trauma
▼2%

Leadership
▼8%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 457 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%