THE Tasmanian Industrial Commission has granted the state's paramedics a 14.1 per cent wage increase.
This comes 15 months after the Health and Community Services Union lodged an application with the commission, asking for a reassessment of the work value for paramedics in Tasmania.
State secretary Tim Jacobson said the last assessment was in 1989, when paramedics learned skills ``on the job'' rather than at university.
``Paramedics require more education, greater knowledge, improved clinical skills and take on much more responsibility,'' Mr Jacobson said.
``They deserve this recognition of the value of their work and deserve to take their place alongside other health professionals.
``This is a historic win and we congratulate ambulance paramedics for their commitment to earning this outcome.''