Charge Nurse Pay

  1. We are looking at campaigning for a charge nurse differential and were wondering if anyone out there gets paid extra for being in charge and if so how much?
    Thanks for your help
  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   johnwaynehair
    We rotate the duty, and get a whopping $1.00 an hour diff. We also have to take our normal patient load.
  4. by   rnurse2b
    When I was still working in the hospital, I was one of the full-time day charge nurses. I refused to take patients and charge (it was a busy pedi floor). We got a whopping $1 per hour for charging. Like I asked my boss, was I supposed to be impressed? I would much rather work on the floor than charge anyday.
    TPTB was talking about having "designated" charge nurses with a "substantial" pay raise, I waited about 6 months, the raise never came and I accepted a M-F, no weekends, no on call, no holiday position.
  5. by   mamalle
    nope- not in the ER I work in and it wont be something I would ever do either.
  6. by   nurse4theplanet
    Charge rotates. $1 diff/hr. Usually, the charge nurse takes no pts unless we are extremely understaffed.
  7. by   neneRN
    $1.50/hour diff and don't take any pts- this is in ER.
  8. by   wibobr
    Buck an hour here in the ER. No patient load except during crunch times. Should be a LOT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   kurlykay
    We get $2.50 more per hour. This is in ICU where the charge nurse must respond to all rapid responses and code blues in house plus we have a 28 bed unit. They do not take an assignment except in a rare occasion that we are really understaffed. We also get he $2.50 more per hour when we precept
  10. by   JessicRN
    2.00/hr in our facility.
  11. by   Tweety
    75 cents.

    The charge nurses who have the position full-time get more. I recently took a charge nurse position and am getting a 5% raise, and another 5% when I finish my BSN.

    In the end, it's not that much.
  12. by   ginger58
    Designated lead gets a 6% differential for all hours worked whether lead or not, vacation hours, sick time. If you're a relief lead it's 6% differential for the hours worked.
  13. by   nursemary9
    We get a whole $1.00/hr for Charge pay; we have to take a regular assignment besides.

    Mary Ann
  14. by   arp755
    We take a full patient load and get 2.00/hour to charge.