How much does a Paramedic make in the United States? The average Paramedic salary in the United States is $48,546 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $43,784 and $54,245. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Paramedic Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Paramedic Salary $39,449 US October 25, 2023
25th Percentile Paramedic Salary $43,784 US October 25, 2023
50th Percentile Paramedic Salary $48,546 US October 25, 2023
75th Percentile Paramedic Salary $54,245 US October 25, 2023
90th Percentile Paramedic Salary $59,434 US October 25, 2023
25% $43,784 10% $39,449 90% $59,434 75% $54,245 $48,546 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Paramedic provides emergency advanced life support care to patients who are ill and/or injured. Conducts patient assessment to determine the extent of an illness or injury and to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Being a Paramedic performs life support procedures or administers oxygen. Dispenses antiseptic solution to prevent infection, starts and administers intravenous fluids. Additionally, Paramedic performs other emergency medical procedures needed to stabilize patient during transport. Provides an update on patient's condition and status of treatments when transferring to other medical personnel. May require registry in NREMT. Typically requires an associate degree in an accredited Paramedic program. Requires Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Requires Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic. Typically reports to a manager. The Paramedic works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Paramedic typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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