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Paramedic salary in United States

How much does a Paramedic make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $26.09
Low $18.47
High $36.86
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a paramedic is $26.09 per hour in the United States. 6.2k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Paramedics in United States

  1. Lifewest Ambulance
    8 reviews172 salaries reported
    $48.94per hour
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Highest paying cities for Paramedics near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $32.57 per hour
    47 salaries reported
  2. Cleveland, OH
    $29.42 per hour
    49 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $28.67 per hour
    42 salaries reported
  1. Fort Worth, TX
    $27.20 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  2. Omaha, NE
    $27.10 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $25.64 per hour
    86 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $24.42 per hour
    93 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $23.07 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  3. Lafayette, LA
    $22.53 per hour
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Paramedic earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Paramedics

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Most common benefits for Paramedics

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 224 ratings

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

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Common questions about salaries for a Paramedic

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a paramedic?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a paramedic, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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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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