Pay scale for AMR paramedic

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Good evening gents and ladies. I am thinking of moving to la to be with family and do a fire academy and work up there ect. Amr rancho Cucamonga is hiring medics right now. I work for rural metro San Diego currently. Does anyone know how the relationship between fire and ems is up there or how much the pay is ? Any answer can help. Thanks
 

DesertMedic66

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A guess off of the top of my head would be $15-$18/hr.
 

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So do they actually have a scale based off of experience? Because RM in AZ pretty much just gives you 13.74/hr no matter what.
 

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Probably depends on where you live/work (what part of the country): It is lots cheaper to live in Indianapolis than Chicago or NYC so pay would vary.

Federal jobs pay flat rate for everything in the category; then add locality pay, which varies from 14.16% to almost 50%

Most places pay more for experience also.

Some pay more for degrees over certifications
 

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AMR (River Medical) in AZ bases your pay on experience. They give you "credit" for half of your cert experience. Ie you have been a medic 10 years, they start you at the pay of a 5 year employee. Starting for medic is around 14.50(24hr rate)/21.00(12hr rate).
 

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i used to work amr rancho june 2013. new medic no experience is 14 and change. and they all hire in PT no benefits until you can bid for a FT shift. all 12/hr maybe 1 24/hr shift left? i left a month into it for personal reasons. the system seemed cool, fd, hospital rns, etc. rancho division just wasn't my cup of tea.
i work in vegas now. love it.
 

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Aren't you guys going through that hostile takeover by the FD?
Amr is. I'm too new to get in on the gossip. But from what I see Amr is still cranking out calls. Running just as hard as us. They still have I think 2-3 other zones and half the strip that keep them busy. LV city is a small portion compared to the CCFD zones they work with. I work for the other guys haha and we have no contract with LV city fire rescue. Our contract FDs are non transporting.
 

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Amr is. I'm too new to get in on the gossip. But from what I see Amr is still cranking out calls. Running just as hard as us. They still have I think 2-3 other zones and half the strip that keep them busy. LV city is a small portion compared to the CCFD zones they work with. I work for the other guys haha and we have no contract with LV city fire rescue. Our contract FDs are non transporting.
My mistake. When you said you worked in Vegas I thought you worked for AMR :) Are you with the city or is there another agency there I'm forgeting?
 

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in Portland Oregon they start at around 40k a year
 

FoleyArtist

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My mistake. When you said you worked in Vegas I thought you worked for AMR :) Are you with the city or is there another agency there I'm forgeting?
MedicWest. Owned by envision aka AMR.

And my partner corrected me. The amr and lv city ordeal is a sizeable contract for AMR in the sense of reimbursable transports. Similar to the articles you may have already read about the summerlin area. Given that the stats here are that 40% of Vegas residents have no insurance.

My apologies to the OP. Got off on a tangent
 
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i used to work amr rancho june 2013. new medic no experience is 14 and change. and they all hire in PT no benefits until you can bid for a FT shift. all 12/hr maybe 1 24/hr shift left? i left a month into it for personal reasons. the system seemed cool, fd, hospital rns, etc. rancho division just wasn't my cup of tea.
i work in vegas now. love it.
Where do you work in Vegas now? How is the pay? What do you like about it? I don't know if I should stay in California or venture out of state. Please, help me out.
 

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Where do you work in Vegas now? How is the pay? What do you like about it? I don't know if I should stay in California or venture out of state. Please, help me out.
Regardless of what you decide, Vegas is not a system you want to invest yourself in. Not right now anyway.
 
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Where do you work in Vegas now? How is the pay? What do you like about it? I don't know if I should stay in California or venture out of state. Please, help me out.
Unless you're currently working for AMR as it is, there are much better systems even in the state of California where single role EMTs and Paramedics are the highest on scene medical authority, and that are just as busy and pay well.
 
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Good evening gents and ladies. I am thinking of moving to la to be with family and do a fire academy and work up there ect. Amr rancho Cucamonga is hiring medics right now. I work for rural metro San Diego currently. Does anyone know how the relationship between fire and ems is up there or how much the pay is ? Any answer can help. Thanks
I just recently left R/M SD for better opportunities as a single role EMT in a system that has BLS Fire. Overall it's a pretty sweet gig if you ask me. If your dead set on being a FF/Medic I don't know how well my system would work for you, but if you want to be a single role medic, it's a pretty sweet system. Only about an hour or so north of LA too.
 
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I just recently left R/M SD for better opportunities as a single role EMT in a system that has BLS Fire. Overall it's a pretty sweet gig if you ask me. If your dead set on being a FF/Medic I don't know how well my system would work for you, but if you want to be a single role medic, it's a pretty sweet system. Only about an hour or so north of LA too.
But your pay can not compete with a FF/Medic pay haha
 
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