R173,090
Avg. Salary
R40.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

R12,000

Bonus

R109,750

Profit Sharing

R1,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Paramedic is R40.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Paramedic is R173,090 per year.

10%
R18.25
10%
R40.59
50%
R193.92
90%
90%
MEDIAN R40.59
10%
R77k
10%
R173k
50%
R364k
90%
90%
MEDIAN R173,090
R77,477 - R363,642
R77K
R170K
R360K
MEDIAN: R173,090
10%
50%
90%
R18.25 - R194
R18
R41
R190
MEDIAN: R40.59
10%
50%
90%
R0R365K
Salary R77,477 - R363,642
Bonus R1,538 - R30,304
Profit Sharing R109,750
Commission R1,250
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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R72,190 - R365,884
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 222
Hourly Data R0R202
Hourly Rate R18.25 - R194
Overtime R33.89 - R203
Annual Data R0R365K
Bonus R1,538 - R30,304
Commission R1,250
Profit Sharing R109,750
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).
)
R72,190 - R365,884
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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.

Paramedic Pay By Employer

$0$64K

$39,150

AMR Corp
21 profiles
$40,599

$38,926

EMS Group
12 profiles
$35,917

HCA, Inc.
12 profiles
$36,370

$34,374

MedStat EMS
9 profiles
$29,289

REMSA
6 profiles
$39,858

Medstar
6 profiles
$35,518

$46,000

Paramedic Job Listings

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 R144,000 based on 170 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 R173,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Paramedic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R191,000 based on 48 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 R266,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R173,890

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

Paramedic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Paramedic?

Paramedic in Johannesburg:
"Greatly."
Pros: Lot of opportunities.
Cons: Traveling long distances.

Paramedic in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council:
"Very nice and enjoyable."
Pros: The shifts and certain perks.
Cons: Salaries not same as other areas. Get paid less.

Paramedic in South Africa:
Pros: Being able to help the sick in time of need.
Cons:

Key Stats for Paramedic

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Paramedic Salaries

▲53%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
R174,000

▼17%

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 34%