Paramedics in Australia make different money depending on which state they work in. Unless they work in a state that has a composite wage (everything rolled into one salary, such as overtime, night shift and weekend penalties), most paramedic earn a lot more than their base salary.
On average, most paramedics around the state have a base salary of $45-55 000. However, this does not mean that most paramedic only earn this much. In most states, the average paramedic would earn close to double this. In some areas, where paramedics are required to work “on call” or regularly work at other areas and ear “living away from home allowances” they are capable of earning $120,000 + per year.