Durham County Giving Raises to Paramedics, Detention Officers

Durham County Giving Raises to Paramedics, Detention Officers

Durham County plans to give more money to paramedics and detention officers after a compensation study showed they’re making less than their peers.

The study, conducted over the past year, found that Durham County paramedics on average make 2.47 percent less than at other departments studied, although the starting salary is 11.33 percent below the market average. Detention officers earn an average of 6.09 percent less than their peers, according to information Human Resources staff presented to the Durham County Board of Commissioners on Monday.

The study compared Durham County’s pay to fourteen other county and municipal departments in the state.…

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