The average hourly pay for a Paramedic is $17.47.
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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 American Medical Response, AMR Corp and Acadian Ambulance Service Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at American Ambulance Service where the average pay is $21.65. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AMR Corp and American Medical Response, earning around $19.64 and $19.06, respectively. Lifeguard Ambulance pays the lowest at around $15.00. HCA, Inc. and EMS Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.27 and $17.56, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Paramedic
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Skills in Critical Care, Emergency/Trauma, Emergency Response and Emergency Medicine are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
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 $15.39 based on 108 salaries. An early career Paramedic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.24 based on 1,018 salaries. A mid-career Paramedic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.72 based on 715 salaries. An experienced Paramedic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.50 based on 879 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Paramedic in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (14.0% more) and Houston, Texas (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (8.8% less), Orlando, Florida (8.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.7% less).
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