I jst recently became a per diem agency RN in LA. I have a BSN, work tele/ms, and have two years experience in a acute care teaching hospital. I know we really don't discuss numbers here, but I can't help feeling like I'm being ripped off. I won't mention the agency I'm with but I will say that I am making $36/hour + time and a half for every 4 hours I work over 8 hours during a 12 hour shift. I typically work 3-12's/wk. I don't have benefits or any other incentives. I love working for my agency, but feel that I should be making a bit more. It would be great if you guys could disclose some known rates/hr!
Nov 30, '06
Quote from AtlantaRN
I just spoke with an agency that wants to do a contract in Atlanta. They say they pay $25-$30/h med/surg with a housing stipen of $1500/month additional.
Is that the going rate in Atlanta? The hospital is 70 miles from my home.
THanks! I don't have any experience in the agency realm.
Anything else I should know? thanks!
I have heard, the south pays less then the coast (east and west). I am unfamiliar with the area, specifically. In general the rate sounds a little low. Hopefully we will hear from someone directly working in Atlanta. There is a Georgia Nurses Forum, here on AllNurses, that might give some info on rates of pay or you could post a query there also (please do not duplicate this post but post another question on that Forum). Ask about rates of pay and Agency or Travelers rates of pay.
Georgia Nurses Forum
Oh and it is not considered per diem if they are paying you a housing allowance. It sounds more like a Travelers Contract with a blended rate. Do you have a set time frame?
I hope that helps.
Last edit by nightingale on Nov 30, '06