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How much do they make???!!

Posted by on May. 7, 2015 at 5:12 PM
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I was having a discussion with a friend who recey became an EMT about her pay. I was a little shocked to learn that she only makes $13.46/hr. She saves lives for goodness' sake! My husband delivers fuel to gas stations and makes $30/hr!

Now she loves her new career and knowing her personality she's probably amazing at what she does, but it makes me said when I hear of important professions that don't compensate their workers adequately.

So what do you think? How much should an EMT make? What are other professions that you believe are severely under paid?
by on May. 7, 2015 at 5:12 PM
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morgiefae
by on May. 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM
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police, teachers, armed forces to name a couple

DisabledVet
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2015 at 5:13 PM
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Many important jobs don't get paid that well. Look at what we pay teachers and social workers. Even police officers don't make enough.

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2015 at 5:14 PM
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social workers

I have 10+ years of experience and make a little over 1/2 what your DH does an hour

lunabella79
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2015 at 5:15 PM
I agree 100%! Also Firemen, social workers...

Quoting morgiefae:

police, teachers, armed forces to name a couple

morgiefae
by on May. 7, 2015 at 5:15 PM

yuppres

Quoting lunabella79: I agree 100%! Also Firemen, social workers...
Quoting morgiefae:

police, teachers, armed forces to name a couple


lunabella79
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2015 at 5:16 PM
You are completely right. Where I live police make a great living, but in the city (NYPD) their pay is a disgrace.

Quoting DisabledVet:

Many important jobs don't get paid that well. Look at what we pay teachers and social workers. Even police officers don't make enough.

lunabella79
by Ruby Member on May. 7, 2015 at 5:16 PM
It's terrible :(

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

social workers

I have 10+ years of experience and make a little over 1/2 what your DH does an hour

Red-Rum
by on May. 7, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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That's sad!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 7, 2015 at 5:21 PM
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Reminds me of a thing I saw wondering why football players make tens of millions, and teachers make 40k.  It's ridiculous.  Emt's should make more than that.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 7, 2015 at 5:25 PM
EMTs have different grades. If she's a Basic, that's pretty standard pay.
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