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How much does a Paramedic make in California?

Average Paramedic Hourly Wage in California

Paramedics earn a median hourly wage of $15.98. Hourly wages typically start from $10.14 and go up to $29.01.

Average Paramedic Yearly Salary in California

Paramedics earn a median salary of $33,240 per year. Salaries typically start from $21,090 and go up to $60,330.

Learn more about the Paramedic job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Paramedics earn in other states.

How to Become a Paramedic

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education

    • Dawn Career Institute Inc | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Paramedic Earnings by Seniority

Top End Paramedic Earnings

The highest earning Paramedics in California earn:

$29.01
an hour
$60,330
per year
Senior Paramedic Earnings

Senior Paramedics in California earn:

$23.07
an hour
$47,980
per year
Experienced Paramedic Earnings

Experienced Paramedics in California earn:

$15.98
an hour
$33,240
per year
Junior Paramedic Earnings

Junior Paramedics in California earn:

$11.89
an hour
$24,730
per year
Starting Paramedic Earnings

Starting Paramedics in California earn:

$10.14
an hour
$21,090
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Paramedic salary comparison

Paramedics earn less than 73% percent of Health careers in California. Paramedic salaries are in the bottom 84% of all careers in California.

Nurse Practitioner Salary in California $118k
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Salary in California $96k
Epidemiologist Salary in California $86k
Healthcare Social Worker Salary in California $67k
Medical Transcriptionist Salary in California $47k
Veterinary Technologist Salary in California $37k
Paramedic Salary $33k

Historical salary for Paramedics in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Paramedic

Interested in becoming a Paramedic? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good paramedic? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Dawn Career Institute Inc | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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