Explain weekend premium pay

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    I will be starting at a hospital that provides the following shift differentials:

    10% base evening, 18% base night, and then 10% base weekend premium pay....is the weekend pay 10% of your base pay or 10% added to what you make normally with the shift diffs? I'm confused.
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    Call HR or ask your NM. My hospital does everything based off your base pay. Nothing for weekends, though, except the weekend option people.
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    Everything is based on the base.....ime.
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    Quote from nursephoebe
    I will be starting at a hospital that provides the following shift differentials:

    10% base evening, 18% base night, and then 10% base weekend premium pay....is the weekend pay 10% of your base pay or 10% added to what you make normally with the shift diffs? I'm confused.
    It depends on your hospital. I have worked at facilities that let's say....you are scheduled Saturday night. YOu would be paid you base plus the 18% night differential and becasue it's saturday.....plus the 10%. In effect you would be getting 28% over your base pay.

    Check with your HR.
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    Quote from Esme12
    It depends on your hospital. I have worked at facilities that let's say....you are scheduled Saturday night. YOu would be paid you base plus the 18% night differential and becasue it's saturday.....plus the 10%. In effect you would be getting 28% over your base pay.

    Check with your HR.
    Yeah - same here- whatever applied got added, to the base
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    Thanks, a recruiter had told me I could make up to 28% of my base so I see where that amount came from.
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    I've never heard of 28% of base rate for working a weekend schedule. I would clarify that one. Many nurses don't even get weekend pay, such as myself, and I work every weekend. I'm sure it is 10% of your base. That means even if you work the day shift on Saturday, you have that 10% premium rate.


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