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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 $15.97. Hourly wages typically start from $10.71 and go up to $29.48.

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

Average Paramedic Yearly Salary in California

Paramedics earn a median salary of $33,220 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,270 and go up to $61,310.

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

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Employment Type Mix

67%
Full-Time
33%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
886
RATINGS
Paramedics average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Paramedics in the 8th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Paramedic Earnings by Seniority

Top End Paramedic Earnings

The highest earning Paramedics in California earn:

$29.48
an hour
$61,310
per year
Senior Paramedic Earnings

Senior Paramedics in California earn:

$22.63
an hour
$47,070
per year
Experienced Paramedic Earnings

Experienced Paramedics in California earn:

$15.97
an hour
$33,220
per year
Junior Paramedic Earnings

Junior Paramedics in California earn:

$11.88
an hour
$24,720
per year
Starting Paramedic Earnings

Starting Paramedics in California earn:

$10.71
an hour
$22,270
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Paramedic salary comparison

Paramedics earn less than 74% percent of Health careers in California. Paramedic salaries are in the bottom 83% of all careers in California.

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Health Educator Salary in California $54k
Phlebotomist Salary in California $37k
Paramedic Salary $33k
Source:

Historical salary for Paramedics in California

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