EMS

A unique strategy to increase EMS salary, scheduling

Last year, the median annual wage for EMTs and paramedics in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was reported at $35,400. The lowest paid 10% of EMS providers earned more than $11,000 less.

This issue of low wages for EMS providers has forced many to take on two or more jobs, contributing to emotional and physical exhaustion.

This combination of salary and the physical and emotional demands of the job has become a major sticking point in EMS – driving many frustrated personnel away from the profession.

Left to right: Ambulnz President Anthony Capone and EMT Brandon Zhao. Ambulnz, which was founded by Vashovsky in 2015, currently operates in eight states throughout the U.S.; Pennsylvania, California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee, Colorado and Texas.

Left to right: Ambulnz President Anthony Capone and EMT Brandon Zhao. Ambulnz, which was founded by Vashovsky in 2015, currently operates in eight states throughout the U.S.; Pennsylvania, California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee, Colorado and Texas.

Stan Vashovsky, a 25-year veteran paramedic, described this situation as a lose-lose scenario for EMS providers. To help turn the current paradigm

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