Originally Posted by TJ'sblackbonne
I called the hosptial (CVPH) and asked just because you guys got me wondering. Starting pay is around $124,000 a year. But i was told after experience in the field it goes up very "quickly". But my figures were a little low. Sorry about that.
As for the paramedic comment, are you a paramedic? and you are making over 60K a year?? Because i have several freinds who are paramedics and are in the nursing program now and i know for a fact they make 10-12 dollars an hour. Even for a private company it is still 12 dollars an hour.
Yes, I am a paramedic. I'm very surprised at the wages there. Not all services pay what I make, however there are also several that pay more.
As an example, here is a link to a collective agreement (public information) for one of the services in our health region. Typically private companies here pay much less than municipalities.