Paramedic | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Paramedics respond to emergency call-outs and give people life-saving medical help.

  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures.
  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  • Attend training classes to maintain certification licensure, keep abreast of new
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Paramedics typically work around 36 to 38 hours per week.

As a Paramedic you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
42,554 GBP *
per year
24,214 GBP
37,267 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Paramedic

  • 43,626 GBP
  • 40,914 GBP
Average salary for part-time Paramedic
Average salary for full-time Paramedic

  • 27,872 GBP
  • 27,123 GBP
  • 42,554 GBP
  • 40,914 GBP
  • 43,626 GBP
Salary over time for Paramedic

Pay for this role has decreased slightly over time
  • 38,256 GBP
  • 38,453 GBP
  • 37,569 GBP
  • 36,697 GBP
  • 37,251 GBP
  • 39,764 GBP
  • 42,554 GBP
  • 42,554 GBP
  • 28,184 GBP

Future outlook for Paramedics

Very good outlook
29 000+ jobs available
Fair outlook
-4% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
28% chance of automation in the future

Paramedic - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Paramedic and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 43% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 26% of people in this role have a Master's degree
  • 13% of people in this role have some postgraduate study, but not a masters or doctorate

You'll need:

  •  sensitivity and understanding  
  •  the ability to work well with others  
  •  the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure  
  •  patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations  
  •  to be thorough and pay attention to detail  
  •  customer service skills  
  •  knowledge of psychology  
  •  excellent verbal communication skills  
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

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Things to highlight for your Paramedic interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

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