What are the highest paid paramedic jobs available globally?
The highest paid paramedic jobs in the world would include high risk private paramedic positions in battlefields as a sub-contracted paramedic to the defence services. Due to the high amount of risk to your own life, danger pay will often be provided at a very lucrative rate (if you survive).
Other high paid paramedic jobs in the world include: working as a paramedic in Dubai, working as a paramedic in oil rigs in high risk areas or high risk countries.
The very highest paid paramedic jobs often go to paramedics who are managing other paramedics or designing new Ambulance Services. For example, one paramedic who left Australia for Dubai to create a new Ambulance Service, was alledgedly hired for close to 700 K per year with the potential of a 300K bonus if he stayed 5 years! He must have been a pretty good paramedic/manager!
If you want to remain clinical as a paramedic and keep working on the front lines, your income ceiling is ussually set around the 100,000 US dollar mark. In Australia, we have remote or rural paramedics who provide paramedical service to their community 24 hours a day on an on-call basis. Depending on where they work, they can get called out multiple times per night and are entittled to 7hours pay for every call out! This ads up pretty quick and I’ve heard of some paramedics earning in excess of 200,000 dollars in a year. It’s important to remember that these paramedics are working for every cent of their large pay packets and often work several weeks in a row without the option of leaving town while on call.