A Paramedic’s salary is dependant on a variety of factors, such as the country and even the state that the paramedic is employed, whether or not they work for a government Ambulance Service or in the Private Sector. Depending on experience and formal qualifications a paramedic’s salary will range between $72,000 through to high salaries in excess of $120,ooo per year for country paramedics.
In general, paramedics have a salary that is comparable to other medium range salaries in health, such as nursing salaries. However, it should be noted that due to the nature of paramedicine paramedics often earn large amounts of their annual salary as a direct result of overtime, missed meals, and shift penalties. A paramedic’s salary is only a portion of their overall income.
What is a Paramedic’s Salary?
A paramedic’s salary is usually considered below average for a health professional’s job, however, once actual penalties, such as overtime, missed meals allowances, uniform allowances, and shift penalties, such as night shift and afternoon shift come into effect, a paramedic’s overall wage is quite good.
Australian Paramedic Salaries
The average paramedic salary within Australia is about $65,000. However, is should be noted that most paramedics earn a much higher annual income due to shift penalties, missed meals, location penalties, on call allowance and continuing education allowances.
Overseas Paramedic Salaries
Paramedic Salary UK – Registered Paramedics in the UK can expect to earn a salary of 21,000 and 28,000 pounds per annum, plus shift penalties.
Paramedic Salary USA – Qualified Paramedics under the NREMT in the USA can expect a salary between $34,000 and $47,000 per year.
Paramedic Salary New Zealand – Qualified Paramedics working in New Zealand can expect a salary between $55,000 and $62,000 per year based on experience, qualifications and location of position.
Paramedic Salary Dubai –Dubai often recruits overseas trained paramedics who often have specialist qualifications in Intensive Care Paramedicine or Advance Life Support. These paramedics can expect to earn a salary of greater than $90,000 US per year (often tax free) and with numerous job benefits, such as once a year travel allowance, accomodation and health insurance.
Paramedic Salary South Africa – Paramedics working in South Africa can expect to earn about 180,000 to 220,000 Rand per annum.
Paramedics are paid quite well in general considering the training required and the high level of stress that the job often entails. On top of the reasonable salaries associated with paramedicine, paramedics often have the ability to earn much higher amounts of money based on their decision to work overtime, which, because of the nature of the job, is regularly available. Paramedics also, work rotating rosters, which means they normally work 4-8 days on and then have 4-8 days off. On top of all this, you get to look at yourself at the end of the day and think that you have done something good and helped someone.
This website acknowledges that it has no affliation with any Ambulance Service in the world and that these average salaries for paramedics around the world is based on website user’s information only, and is liable to change regularly. As this website aims to provide current and correct information for paramedics, if you notice that any of these pay scales are incorrect, please contact me via the contact us page with the correct information and its source.
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