How much do paramedics get paid? This depends on how a paramedic works, if he or she performs on call duties, and their clinical qualifications, years of experience and any specialty roles (such as Rescue, Advanced Resuscitation).
In general, a paramedic gets paid somewhere between $24 per hour and $36 per hour. On top of this, a paramedic will usually make shift penalties. This means that they get paid more for working night shift and week-ends. Also, there is a certain amount of overtime that is inevitable as a paramedic, and this is paid at overtime rates, which are usually much higher than a paramedic’s base salary.
How Much Does a Student Paramedic Get Paid?
A student paramedic normally gets paid about $24-26 per hour, which increases each year until they complete their internship and become a qualified ambulance paramedic, which takes 3-4 years. This makes paramedics one of the highest paid traineeships available. It is also one of the most competitive traineeships available.
How Much Does a Qualified Ambulance Paramedic Get Paid?
A qualified ambulance paramedic will normally get paid somewhere between $31-34 per hour.