Pay Question

  1. 0
    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.
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest, discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  Medic15251} profile page

    About Medic15251

    Joined Oct '06; Posts: 165; Likes: 28.

    3 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  JMBM} profile page
    Theoretically, 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.
  5. Visit  Medic15251} profile page
    Thank 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.
  6. Visit  Dakkon76} profile page
    Jeeze, 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 :/

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.