Paramedic Salary Canada



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The median Paramedic Salary is calculated by the Canada Salary and Wage Guide. Paramedics work in a variety of settings including hospitals, ambulance companies, fire & police departments, and schools.

The average paramedic salary in Canada will vary depending on the location and the setting. Typically, these medical professionals work in areas that provide emergency medical services. It should be mentioned that the paramedic profession can be divided into three skill levels corresponding to a basic, intermediate or advanced paramedic. The basic paramedic is called an emergency medical tech in the U.S. In Canada the term is not used as widely. The basic paramedic wage is lower than the advanced.

The assumption was made that the paramedic reflected here was working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1820 hours per year. Most medical professions including paramedics work overtime.

Annual & Hourly Paramedic Salary Canada Data

Hourly

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

17.4973 CAD

34.6911 CAD

43.2345 CAD

United States

$17.88

$35.45

$44.18

Annually

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

31,844.35 CAD

63,137.15 CAD

78,683.65 CAD

United States

$32,541

$64,519

$80,407

The lowest average paramedic salary in Canada is less than CAD $31,500 per year. The highest average salary is over $78,000 CAD per year. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas. The highest pay levels are found in metropolitan areas. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries. Part time vs. fulltime employment is also a factor.

Top 5 Canadian Provinces for Paramedics
The best provinces in Canada to earn a Paramedics Salary are Toronto-Ontario, Ottawa-Ontario, Waterloo Region-Huron-Perth-Wellington-Dufferin-Ontario, and Muskoka-Kawarthas-Petersborough-Ontario.

Other Canadian Industries that Employ Paramedics
Government agencies, airports and the military also employ a small number of paramedics.

Where They Work
Of all the paramedics employed in the Canada most work in hospitals and additional health care settings with the minority working in other settings, such as government agencies, airports, and military bases. Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians work primarily in emergency rooms and ambulances or as emergency responders.

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system. This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Benefits
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors.A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year