How much does a Paramedic make in the United States? The average Paramedic salary in the United States is $43,683 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $39,224 and $49,780. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Paramedic provides advanced life support care to patients who are ill and/or injured. Transports and transfers patients and assesses the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Being a Paramedic applies artificial respiration or administers oxygen in cases of suffocation and asphyxiation, dispenses antiseptic solution to prevent infection, starts and administers intravenous fluids, and performs other emergency medical procedures during the ambulance ride. Requires a high school diploma, registered with the EMT National Registry, licensed by State EMS Authority. Additionally, Paramedic must be CPR certified. Typically reports to manager. Paramedic's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Paramedic in the United States. The base salary for Paramedic ranges from $39,224 to $49,780 with the average base salary of $43,683. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $39,302 to $49,866 with the average total cash compensation of $43,722.