Wage Scales for Home Health Nurses

  1. Does anyone work for a home health agency that utilizes a wage scale for their nursing staff? I am interested in suggesting the implementation of a wage scale at our next contract negotiations. I am interested most in how your agency compensates for the following:

    -Step increases
    -Senority
    -Actual home health experience
    -Past experience unrelated to home health
    -Call time
    -BSN or related specialty certification
    -Job classifications i.e. RN Case Manager/RN Staff Nurse
    -Per Diem Staff

    I am also interested in how the rural add-on/reduction has impacted your ability to negotiate a fair contract.

    If you're uncomfortable discussing specifics and wages, feel free to PM me.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Can't help you as my agency is non union and that info is known by HR, not publicized.
  4. by   renerian
    I am with Karen, I cannot share that. I only know the nurses I work with are very underpaid for the area.

    renerian
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    from us dept of labor:

    median annual earnings of registered nurses were $48,090 in 2002. the middle 50 percent earned between $40,140 and $57,490. the lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,970, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,670. median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of registered nurses in 2002 were as follows:

    employment services$55,980

    general medical and surgical hospitals $49,190

    home health care services $45,890

    offices of physicians $44,870

    nursing care facilities $43,850

    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 23, '04

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