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Salary & Benefits


Position New Orleans EMS Average Pay in Louisiana 
EMT  $40,896 base + 4 hours overtime $35,060 
AEMT  $44,612 base + 4 hours overtime $38,658 
Paramedic  $55,102 base + 4 hours overtime $45,887 

*The salary data provided herein for NOEMS employees reflects only the minimum compensation. Actual salaries may vary.

Annual Special Pay Incentives

  • Specialized units = $1500 per year
  • Higher education pays for EMTs and AEMTs only
    • Associate degree = 2.5% of hourly
    • Bachelor’s degree = 5% of hourly
  • Referral pay: $1000 upon hire and $1000 after one year with NOEMS

Employment Benefits

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Paid continued education for BLS, ACLS, AMLS, PHTLS, EPC/PALS, and all other NOEMS required classes
  • Discounted college education at:
    • Tulane School of Continuing Studies
    • Western Governors University
  • Group health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Free life insurance policy
  • Shift differentials pay for night watch, 2.5% of hourly
  • Built in overtime
  • 13 paid vacation and 13 sick leave days per year
  • 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Yearly uniform allowance

Visit the Civil Service application page for comprehensive details on employment benefits.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness

New Orleans EMS is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).