$199, 678 Average Salary and Benefits...

$199, 678 Average Salary and Benefits for Firefighters in Clark County, Nevada

There are 3 comments on the Newsalert story from Jan 1, 2010, titled $199, 678 Average Salary and Benefits for Firefighters in Clark County, Nevada. In it, Newsalert reports that:

The Las Vegas Sun reports on the upper class: After 40 hours of hearings to sort through Clark County's budget woes, the key issue that emerged for most of the 15 carefully chosen community representatives was the high cost of county employees, particularly firefighters.

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Scott Ticked off Citizen

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Feb 14, 2010
This is insane and a waste of are tax dollars, cut their salary in half. I work construction on prevailing wage jobs and with overtime never pulled in that kind of money. I also was on the volunteer fire department as a young man. Guys your job is easy the majority of the time.
Rick - Ticked off citizen

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Mar 12, 2010
This abuse of compensation packages is outrageous. At one time the "poor" municipal employees were paid somewhat less than private sector employees in similar positions. The argument for a good benefits package to supplement wages was fair at that time because it evened the playing field.
Now, look at it ! The compensation packages have been quietly increased over the years so they now greatly exceed those of the private sector....the very people who pay the taxes. Some estimates suggest the municipal employees are paid 50% more than private sector. Wow !
The ANSWER TO BUDGET DEFICITS IS EASY ....simply bring the total compensation packages back into line with private sector. We demand this. It's the fair approach but it needs politicians with guts to call in private sector consultants to attack this. We've been fooled and had the wool pulled over our eyes. Wake up Clark County and Nevada voters !!
John Walkup

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Apr 27, 2010
All you taxpayers are fools to sit back and do nothing to stop firefighters from making $200K/yr when they go to the gym, store, etc.

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