Contract rate for RN/CDE?

  1. I am an experienced RN/BSN/CDE. I was recently offered some work to teach DM classes and to possibly assist with the process of obtaining AADE certification for this organization. This would be on a contract basis, which I have never done before. Can anyone give me an idea of what an appropriate rate of pay would be for this? Hourly? per class? I really don't have much idea regarding this. Thanks!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   NedRN
    For what organization? Do they not already have compensation scheme? Generally, pay for classroom teaching can be done in a number of ways such as hourly, by the class, or by enrolled student. Helping to obtain certification should be done as a consultant, probably with a somewhat higher hourly fee. You might alternatively estimate the work involved and quote a flat fee. Get a written contract before any work has commenced.
  4. by   cobaltgirl
    Hi NedRN,

    I'd rather not name the organization but they are a small non-profit. I actually worked there as their full-time RN and left about 3 years ago. My replacement recently left and they've decided not to hire a nurse full time right now, however, they need an RN to teach classes and help their program get certification. Back in 2009, I made the equivalent of about $27/hr. , plus benefits and did not have my CDE credential at the time. I'm thinking that I should negotiate something higher based on I won't be receiving any benefits and I have since obtained my CDE, and cost of living since 3 years ago. I just don't know what would be reasonable.
  5. by   NedRN
    Benefits by themselves are worth a minimum 20 percent. If they are going to pay you on a 1099 basis, another 10 percent just to achieve parity with a W-4 payroll (otherwise you are earning less). The fact they don't have to pay you full time, even more. I would aim for $60 as an independent contractor. They shouldn't find that surprising. If per diem staff, perhaps $40 to $45. You can also aim for a set percentage of client fees. You can also ask them what they want to pay you. I've found at times when I do this, I'm surprised myself at their rate and have no interest in further negotiation.