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How Much Does a Paramedic Earn In The United States?

Paramedic Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$41,000
$26,000
$41,000
$64,000
Paramedics in the United States make an average salary of $41,625 per year or $20.01 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $64,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Oregon, Delaware, Washington, Maryland, and Nevada provide the highest paramedic salaries.
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Where Paramedics Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where paramedics earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Paramedics Earn In Different Cities?

While a paramedic can average a salary of $41,625 per year, or $20.01 per hour, there are many opportunities for paramedics to make more. For example, in Burlingame, CA you might make $53,783 per year. Other high-paying locations include Bridgeport, CT, Colorado Springs, CO and Rochester, MN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Burlingame, CA where the average starting salary is $35,000. The highest paying states for paramedics include Oregon, Delaware and Washington. Meanwhile, Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
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1. Burlingame, CA
$53,783
Avg. Salary
$30k
$68k
2. Bridgeport, CT
$53,014
Avg. Salary
$30k
$68k
3. Colorado Springs, CO
$51,596
Avg. Salary
$30k
$68k
4. Rochester, MN
$51,396
Avg. Salary
$30k
$68k
5. Springfield, MA
$49,541
Avg. Salary
$30k
$68k
6. Rocky Mount, NC
$48,857
Avg. Salary
$30k
$68k

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Which Companies Pay Paramedics The Most?

To earn a high income as a paramedic, working for Mayo Clinic or Nationwide Children's Hospital might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Intermountain Healthcare and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center report highly competitive wages for paramedics.
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Paramedic Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Paramedic Salaries

    The salary for a paramedic can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $31,305
    01/25/2021
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    Arvada, CO
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    $41,135
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    Paramedic-Emergency Department
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    $32,536
    $32,536
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    Global Medical Response, Inc.
    Paramedic
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    Arvada, CO
    Arvada, CO
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    $41,135
    $41,135
    01/21/2021
    Paramedic
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    Inwood, NY
    Inwood, NY
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $62,610
    $62,610
    01/21/2021
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    County of El Paso Tx
    Paramedic
    Paramedic
    Paramedic
    El Paso, TX
    El Paso, TX
    01/20/2021
    01/20/2021
    $31,430
    $31,430
    01/20/2021
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    Covid Operations Paramedic
    Asheville, NC
    Asheville, NC
    01/20/2021
    01/20/2021
    $37,128
    $37,128
    01/20/2021