- 0Nov 3, '06 by Medic15251
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.
- 0Nov 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.