How much does a Paramedic make in the United States? The average Paramedic salary in the United States is $45,173 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $40,639 and $50,703. 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 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 or equivalent. Requires registration with the EMT National Registry and an active license from the applicable State EMS Authority. Requires CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers. 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 2021 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 $40,639 to $50,703 with the average base salary of $45,173. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $40,698 to $50,784 with the average total cash compensation of $45,214.