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- by Medic15251 Nov 3, '06
I am considering traveling to alaska and have gotten some mixed answers on this question. I have heard that alaska pays time and a half after eight hours in a day, similar to California. Is this true, and if so can you still get 12 hour shifts? Any comments would be appreciated.
- Nov 10, '06 by JMBMTheoretically, Alaska labor law requires overtime pay after 8 hours a day. However, an exception exists if the longer shift/pay is under the terms of a negotiated union labor contract.
In our ED, we all work 12-hour shifts. Our hospital is a mix of 8, 10 and 12 hours shifts. I understand other nearby hospitals are the same.
The basic rate for Anchorage area hospitals is about $20-$30/hr, depending on experience and seniority.
- Nov 10, '06 by Medic15251Thank you! That was just what I was looking for. I had a recruiter from a small travel company saying that alaska paid ot after 8 hours, but every other company had no clue what I was talking about.
- Feb 18, '07 by Dakkon76Jeeze, our local hospitals are starting at about $24/hr for graduate nurses. I was thinking of looking into starting out in AK because I thought the pay would be better than that, but it doesn't sound like it :/