How much does a Paramedic make in the United States?

Average base salary
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2.3k salaries reported, updated at Oct 28, 2020
$37,907
per year

The average salary for a paramedic is $37,907 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Wellness program
  • Health savings account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
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Most common benefits for Paramedics

  • Wellness program
  • Health savings account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • 403(b)
  • Gym membership
  • Flexible spending account
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Salary satisfaction

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50% of Paramedics in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Are paramedics exempt from overtime pay?

Most paramedics are non-exempt employees and are therefore eligible to receive overtime pay for the hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Overtime must be paid for all hours worked over 40 in one work week.

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Do paramedics make good money?

Paramedic salaries vary between states. Some factors that determine how much a paramedic makes include the level of experience, education, location, work setting, and employer.

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