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ENC county raises paramedic salary after 2022 report showed they were paid less than surrounding counties

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Carteret County Commissioners approved a request to increase pay for the county’s paramedics by 15%, following a 2022 statewide report found that their pay was lower than surrounding counties.
Carteret County Commissioners approved a request to increase pay for the county’s paramedics by 15%, following a 2022 statewide report found that their pay was lower than surrounding counties.

Carteret County Commissioners approved a request to increase pay for the county’s paramedics by 15%, following a 2022 statewide report found that their pay was less than surrounding counties.

A member of the Carteret county Emergency Services presented the request said surrounding counties increased paramedic pay by 20% over recent years, making Carteret County less competitive in recruitment.

The last reevaluation of pay for county paramedics was in 2014.

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