How much does a Paramedic make in the United States? The average Paramedic salary in the United States is $46,241 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $41,659 and $51,699. 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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25% $41,659 10% $37,487 90% $56,669 75% $51,699 $46,241 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Paramedic

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. Typically requires an associate degree in an accredited Paramedic program. Requires Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Requires Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic. Requires Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. 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 2022 View full job description

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