Quote from chickapea
In California the average is about 12-13 an hour. With shift differentials night/weekend pay can be 14-15 an hour. I know CNAs in acute care and in correctons that make 18 an hour, but it is not common. I think CNAs should get paid way more then they do. 7 or 8 dollars? That is too bad.
Pretty much the same in Colorado DH and Health One will start base pay at 11-13 then give a 2-3 dollar diff pay for nights and weekends. University Hospital pays 19/hr (if you have 1 year ex in acute care) some Agencies will give you 16-17/hr with just 6 months in Acute care.
Quote from SuBinCRNAtoBe
I FINALLY GOT A JOB!! [IMG]file:///C:/Users/orie/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]
starting pay for mine was 9.50$. the lady said that she gave me .50$ extra.. O_O;
and 10$ with .50$ shift differential [chose job for 11-7]..
and 11$ for weekend with 1.50$ differential.
is that alot.. or should i have expected more? O_O;
cuz when the lady said 10 for starting pay.. i was so happy until she looked at some paper and goes.. "oh it says 9.50" lol O_o;
I’d personally shop around for something better once you get aleast 6 months experience under your belt
Quote from Floridadreamer
Did you have good references, experience before in a hospital, and what is your pay? How do you like working in a hospital? Do they treat you with respect as a CNA? Thanks for your help! What city are you in?[IMG]file:///C:/Users/orie/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif[/IMG]
From my experience with hospitals if you let them know you want to be a nurse are you nearly finished with your pre reqs (or done like I am) they are more willing to work with you and find high paying positions for you. Why? Well they want a good prospect in the future (for RN). If you’re just a C.N.A or PCT looking to go nowhere they will just keep looking for that personal that has some goals set for themselves. Even if that person is a new grad!
You really have to have a resume that speaks for you then once you get the interview sell yourself! Big Hospitals are harder to get into but they are worth it and if you know anything about psychology the interview process should be a breeze.