Quote from shortie.ja
i am a student doing my BSCN so i am really new to the field so i dont alot. What are differentials?
Differentials are "extra" money in addition to your base hourly salary.
For example lets say your base hourly salary is $25.00 per hour. And lets say you decide to decline benefits, at some places you get "extra" money or differential of $1.50 on top of your hourly $25, and lets say you decide to work the 3p-11p shift, you may get a differential of $0.75, and maybe on weekends you get an additional differential of $0.50.
So now lets say you are working the 3-11 shift on a Saturday or Sunday, your hourly rate of pay will be the $25 + $1.50 + $0.75 + $0.50 =$27.75 per hour on Saturday and Sunday.
Now lets say you're working the 3-11 shift on Monday -Friday, your hourly rate would be $25 + $1.50 + $0.75 = $27.25
I hope that makes sense.