The rate of compensation for a paramedic in the United States ranges from $24 to $36 per hour. Pay rates are influenced by a variety of factors such as region, years of service and the individual's skills and training.
Because paramedics are in high demand, many of them are required to work more than 40 hours per week and are entitled to overtime pay. This equates to 1 1/2 times their standard hourly pay rate for every hour worked after 40 hours. It is also common practice for paramedics to be paid more than their standard pay rates for working on weekends and holidays.