- Mar 19, 2007
I will be fair. Lets assume they go on 3 calls a day. That's $2880 a day, $14,000 a week, $748,000 in a year for 1 8hr shift of workers. Multiply times 3 shifts a day and that one Ambulance can pull in over $2.2 Million in a year not including weekends. After salaries (Paramedics make around $40k/year) they are pulling in a healthy, healthy profit. I am conservative and all for profits, but that is a bit obsurd.So these trained people are collecting pay while waiting with an expensive vehicle and all it's gear waiting for someone to call and this service is available 24/7. So they spend what, an hour taking your mother to the hospital? Have you considered that these people aren't getting paid piecework?
Google says there are 8766 hours in a year and every one of them has someone waiting to save your mother's and others lives. You want them paid only when they are hauling people. Next time take a cab. Think of all the money you'll save.