A different kind of Salary question - page 2

I know that us soon-to-be nurses are concerned about salary and folks on the board currently working don't want to get too personal about what the make, and that is totally understandable. I... Read More

  1. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    What is a float shift?
    I work in the ICU, but if I pick up an extra shift in ER or Medsurg, then I float to that area and make the diff. It's nice!
  2. by   Gompers
    Our base pay for RNs starts at $25 per hour for new grads. On top of that...

    Evenings (1500-2300) get you $2.75 per hour more
    Nights (2300-0700) get you $3.50 per hour more
    Weekends (Friday at 2300-Monday at 0700) get you $2.00 per hour more
    Holiday and overtime pay are both time-and-a-half of your base pay, plus shift differentials

    So for example, a new grad RN can make $30.50 (25.00+3.50+2.00) per hour if he/she works weekend nights.
  3. by   Gompers
    Quote from luckylucyrn
    We get several differentials:

    2.00/hour bedside differential (for working at the bedside and not in managment/in class/etc)
    4.50/hour diff 3p-11p
    4.00/hour diff 11p-7a
    4.50/hour weekends
    Time and a half for overtime, no holiday pay though (boo)

    So basically on a weekend night at the bedside from 3p-11p i can make $11/hour over my base pay. Not too shabby!
    Those are some great differntials! Is their base pay competitive also?

    And why only $4.00 per hour for nights, but $4.50 for PMs???
  4. by   HappyNurse2005
    any shift worked 6pm-6am gets 3.00 morean hour. friday 6pm-monday 6am is a weekend, gets 4.00 more an hour. holidays are 10.00 more an hour
  5. by   jonear2
    New grad started at 22.28/hr

    Day weekend diff= 7.50
    night (7-7) = 6.50
    weekend night= 10.50

    on holidays you get time and a half

    the only problem is- lets say you do a saturday and its overtime, you only get time and a half you do not get your diff pay, which sucks.
  6. by   JM5NA
    I just have a question for Gompers, could you tell me where you are located in the Midwest? That pay sounds excellent!!! I am not a nurse yet but I know from looking up salaries at the local hospital (Iowa Methodist) here in Des Moines it is anywhere from $19 - $25. I'm assuming they'd start a new nurse out at the base salary. Anyway, just trying to compare location and salary. Thanks.
  7. by   Gompers
    Quote from JM5NA
    I just have a question for Gompers, could you tell me where you are located in the Midwest? That pay sounds excellent!!! I am not a nurse yet but I know from looking up salaries at the local hospital (Iowa Methodist) here in Des Moines it is anywhere from $19 - $25. I'm assuming they'd start a new nurse out at the base salary. Anyway, just trying to compare location and salary. Thanks.
    The larger cities in the midwest (Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, etc.) have better pay than Iowa, I believe.
  8. by   mrsalby
    Our hospital pays 15% night diff for 7P to 7A during the week. On weekends pay is 17% for 7A to 7P and 26% from 7P to 7A. Differential is paid on your base pay. New grads start at 20.00. If the nurse is working to her next higher degree she is cap III and earns an additional 5.00 an hour. So it adds up pretty quick.
  9. by   Jennerizer
    3 pm - 11 pm = 15% diff weekdays
    11 pm - 7 am = 25% diff weeknights
    Add an extra 10% on top of those for weekends & holidays. No time & half here unless it's overtime.

    Other hospitals in the area are paying 35% diff for 11-7 weeknights & 49% diff on the weekends & holidays. I really should switch hospitals <sigh>.
  10. by   GatorRN
    7p-7a= 21% wkday diff
    7p-7a= 29% wkend diff
    Holiday time and a half plus the diffs if you work; straight time if you don't work it.

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