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Wages and Benefits

Our dedicated employees are our most valuable asset. Sunstar Paramedics is committed to clinical excellence and outstanding patient care, and our employees are the reason that 911 patient satisfaction exceeds 98%.

Full time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Generous 401K Retirement Plan: Sunstar Paramedics matches 50 percent of its employees’ retirement contributions equaling up to 6 percent of each employee’s annual salary with a 3-year required vesting schedule.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance provided
  • Optional insurances through Aflac
  • Monthly family-oriented employee appreciation events, like Tampa Bay Lightning games, Breakfast with Santa, fishing tournaments and monthly cookouts


We invest in our employees by providing free evidence-based continuing education, including NAEMT, AHA Certification and Fit Responder classes. Our fleet of 80 new ALS ambulances and support vehicles are fully stocked with new state-of-the-art equipment.

EMTs and Paramedics work 12-hour shifts from four deployment hubs. Our competitive pay scale rewards experience:

Position Experience Hourly Rate
Paramedic Less than 1 year $16.00
Paramedic 1 to 5 years experience $16.80
Paramedic 5+ years experience $17.60
EMT Less than 1 year $12.36
EMT 1 to 5 years experience $12.98
EMT 5+ years experience $13.60

A career with Sunstar is more than a job, it’s a commitment to providing the people of Pinellas County with the peace of mind that one of the most skillful and technologically advanced emergency response teams in the nation is never more than a phone call away.