RPN Pay in Ontario Question

  1. I'm going to be an RPN in ontario in a few months and I have some questions regarding the pay.

    Most hospitals in the GTA work on full-time 12-hour shifts, rather than 8 hours.

    If i'm an RPN working 12 hour shifts, 7 days out of 14 days, which would equal out to 84 hours every 2 weeks, would I get overtime pay after 8 hours is up each shift? so 4 overtime hours each shift? or do we just recieve regular pay since our job description requires full-time 12-hour shifts.

    Also, a potential contract i'm likely going to sign-on with a hospital here in Toronto, i'll be making $27/hour. 12-hour shifts, 7/14 days. That's 84 hours every pay period. Before taxes, that equals out to $2268 every 2 weeks. How could I figure out how much that would be after taxes? Is there a calculation of some sort? i'm not good with taxes! lol.

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Fiona59
    Nope. A 12 hour is paid at straight time. Read the collective agreement.

    It may be that part of your cheque falls on different pay periods.
  4. by   dishes
    You can use a salary calculator website to help you figure out pay after taxes

    http://www.paycheckcity.com/canada/c...alculator.aspx
  5. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    And let's not forget that you won't be paid for your break time, which will amount to about 40 minutes per shift - 7 shifts x 40 minutes = 280 minutes or 4.67 hours. Voila... fewer than 80 paid hours in two weeks. You'll be paid anywhere from 11.5 to 11.63 hours per 12 hour shift, plus differentials for evenings, nights and weekends.
  6. by   Fiona59
    I was just going to post that. For some reason people always think meal breaks are paid. Just like the 8 hour shift is really 8.25 hours and you're only paid for 7.75.

    LPNs under the AUPE contract only get paid 11.08 hours for their 12 hour shifts.
  7. by   ruralgirl08
    That's a very good starting wage for an RPN postion. Not too far an ONA RN wage ($1.50 difference). Looks like you found a good position. Anyway, I work 12 hr shifts, but only get paid for 11.25.
  8. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from Fiona59
    LPNs under the AUPE contract only get paid 11.08 hours for their 12 hour shifts.
    RNs under the UNA contract are paid the same for a 12 hour shift, except at the University Hospital where their hours of work are considerably more per year than at all other hospitals in the province (2022.75 vs 1920.75). I'm continually amazed that the province that led the way to the "one big happy family" model of health care with the regional care base still does not have a single contract for the whole province. The UNA contract has over 70 pages of "local conditions" that apply to often just a single local. Transitional negotiations don't seem to be making any changes to that aspect of the agreement either.
  9. by   2bNurse-88
    Quote from ruralgirl08
    That's a very good starting wage for an RPN postion. Not too far an ONA RN wage ($1.50 difference). Looks like you found a good position. Anyway, I work 12 hr shifts, but only get paid for 11.25.
    Here in Ontario (Toronto) RPN's have very good starting wages. I was offered quite a few jobs, and applied to dozens, none of them were less than $25/hour. The pay difference between RN's & RPN's here is very small. The only difference is RN's wages go up considerably over the years, and they max out at a much higher rate.
  10. by   2bNurse-88
    thanks for all the responses everyone

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