New Salary List is Out

One of the things I love about Mother's Day here in the US is that story they run every year about "If mom got paid for what she did, she'd make $150,000 a year" because they include cook, maid, teacher, etc.  Yet Father's Day rolls around and no one adds on handy man, gardener, mechanic, roofer etc.

But wait, what if I took an average day in my firehouse and log what I did, then made a similar chart?  Oh dear Gods am I underpaid.

Line Cook - $25,000/year - First thing in the morning is firing up breakfast and it's never just for yourself.

Housekeeper - $21,000/year - Kitchen, dorm, bahrooms, floors and laundry all need to be done by 9 AM.

Bus Driver - $30,000 - Pre-trip inspection, maintain higher standards and drivers' license.  Not to mention the part about taking people where they want to go.  This will cover Taxi Driver.

Event Planner - $43,000 - We need to shop for and feed 9 meaning a menu, cooking the meal, then offering entertainment for after.

Personal Trainer - $54,000 - Keeping the troops motivated to stay in shape takes effort.  Not to mention climbing the 14 floors for the burnt popcorn.

Social Worker - $60,000 - Trying to help people who think they have no other options can be stressful.

Nurse - $69,000 - I am rendering advanced care without direct supervision from a physician, and this is the closest comparable field.

Lifeguard - $25,000 - Surf rescue dispatch.

Nanny - $23,000 - A school tour comes by.

Teacher - $57,000 - Gave a drill on the ALS bag to the companies.

Building Inspector - $33,000 - School exit drills and fire inspections fill out the afternoon.

Sleep therapist - $54,000 - Studying why I am still awake at 2:30 AM is taking longer than it should.

So add it up and it's, well, a lot.  But we're not always doing all those things are we?  We do a bit of this here and a bit of that there, so it all makes sense in the end.

EMT - $40,000

Paramedic - $60,000

Firefighter - $43,000

Firefighter/Paramedic - $59,000 (Someone explain that to me)

*All these figures are from Free Salary Search.com which bases the numbers by your IP address so these are all numbers where I am.  Yours may vary, but they'll likely vary all together.

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anne said…
$40 k!!!!!!! holy good grief where are you i need to work there!! my base is something like $26k in the northeast so its expensive to live here
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anne said…
$40 k!!!!!!! holy good grief where are you i need to work there!! my base is something like $26k in the northeast so its expensive to live here
anne said…
$40 k!!!!!!! holy good grief where are you i need to work there!! my base is something like $26k in the northeast so its expensive to live here
anne said…
$40 k!!!!!!! holy good grief where are you i need to work there!! my base is something like $26k in the northeast so its expensive to live here
Sean Eddy said…
You left out delivery man
SeanEddy said…
You left out delivery man
Anonymous said…
WOW, is all I can say!!!! Where do these figures come from?? If I made that kind of money, I could survive much easier!!
LauraLK said…
WOW, is all I can say!!!! Where do these figures come from?? If I made that kind of money, I could survive much easier!!
Dave said…
Here are the 2009 gross earning stats for the field paramedics at the third-service agency in my community:
Range: $38,580 - $148,533
Mean: $109,435.36
Median: $116,788.70
78% (50/64) of the paramedics made $100K or more

By start date
June 1st 2009: 1, $40,011.77
September 24, 2008: 2, $83,876.38 and $79,876.98
September 14, 2007: 4, $105,871.19, $94,572.60, $81,969.21, $81,909.83
Dave said…
Here are the 2009 gross earning stats for the field paramedics at the third-service agency in my community:
Range: $38,580 - $148,533
Mean: $109,435.36
Median: $116,788.70
78% (50/64) of the paramedics made $100K or more

By start date
June 1st 2009: 1, $40,011.77
September 24, 2008: 2, $83,876.38 and $79,876.98
September 14, 2007: 4, $105,871.19, $94,572.60, $81,969.21, $81,909.83
norcalguy said…
In the Bay Area most FF/PM are making $80,000 base.. almost all of them are making $100,000+ at the end of the year. Private paramedis making around $60,000-$86,000 base
norcalguy said…
In the Bay Area most FF/PM are making $80,000 base.. almost all of them are making $100,000+ at the end of the year. Private paramedis making around $60,000-$86,000 base
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rescue50 said…
Dang...I really need to move out west after I get done with Paramedic School!
rescue50 said…
Dang...I really need to move out west after I get done with Paramedic School!
rescue50 said…
Dang...I really need to move out west after I get done with Paramedic School!
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Jeanette K. said…
I find it hard to believe a social worker makes that much money. I had a friend in that field and she only made $25K ... maybe it was because she was right out of school. but still! :)
Jeanette K. said…
I find it hard to believe a social worker makes that much money. I had a friend in that field and she only made $25K ... maybe it was because she was right out of school. but still! :)
Jeanette K. said…
I find it hard to believe a social worker makes that much money. I had a friend in that field and she only made $25K ... maybe it was because she was right out of school. but still! :)
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Firechick73 said…
Wow! most EMT-B's I know can make more flipping burgers than being an EMT. Paramedic's don't fare much better. EMT's make around 8 an hour and most medics make 12. Our local FD is hiring part time firefighters so they won't have to pay benefits and they are offering 9 an hour. I get paid for the year in cookies and pictures made by 5 year olds and hugs and high fives from the 2000 plus kids that I do fire prevention for. In my book that's a pretty good salary! :)
Firechick73 said…
Wow! most EMT-B's I know can make more flipping burgers than being an EMT. Paramedic's don't fare much better. EMT's make around 8 an hour and most medics make 12. Our local FD is hiring part time firefighters so they won't have to pay benefits and they are offering 9 an hour. I get paid for the year in cookies and pictures made by 5 year olds and hugs and high fives from the 2000 plus kids that I do fire prevention for. In my book that's a pretty good salary! :)
Firechick73 said…
Wow! most EMT-B's I know can make more flipping burgers than being an EMT. Paramedic's don't fare much better. EMT's make around 8 an hour and most medics make 12. Our local FD is hiring part time firefighters so they won't have to pay benefits and they are offering 9 an hour. I get paid for the year in cookies and pictures made by 5 year olds and hugs and high fives from the 2000 plus kids that I do fire prevention for. In my book that's a pretty good salary! :)
Sweetharmony said…
social workers in NYC make that. I make $50k and I'm right out of school.after I get licensed (3 year)s I will make almost $60k. But it is expensive in Manhattan with $1500-$2000 rent. I pay only $1200 per month rent bc I live in Harlem.