call pay - page 2

I work in mid america and would like to know what the average on call average wage is. Right now I get 2.00/ hour to carry a pager. Time and ahalf if we work with a two hour min.... Read More

  1. by   mobileRN
    We get $2.75 per hour except for Holidays when it's $4.00 per hour. Minimum of 2 hours pay when called in. Depending on the type of call [we have 9 catagories in our contract] some get time and 1/2 for the first 2 hours, some for all hours. All of us continue to get paid the call pay once working, plus shift diffs etc. Wisconsin also.
  2. by   shudokan-RN
    washington
    $3.50 /hour to carry pager
    1 1/2 time call back payed for 3 hours even if 20 min case
    double time on holidays and call back after 4 hours
    plus shift and weekend diff of 20%
  3. by   carcha
    I cannot believe you all work so hard for so little money. Do you all belong to unions? You should get together and demand your worth. For holding the pager I expect $30 an hour. For working an hour on call I expect on a week night $ 85 an hour. I wouldent get out of bed for anything less.
  4. by   MS*OR*RN
    I work in a larger OR in the Metro Detroit area, we get 4.00 an hour to carry the pager and time and a half if we are called in, we are paid a 4 hour minimum.
  5. by   kathyann
    "I cannot believe you all work so hard for so little money. Do you all belong to unions? You should get together and demand your worth. For holding the pager I expect $30 an hour. For working an hour on call I expect on a week night $ 85 an hour. I wouldent get out of bed for anything less."

    Are you getting this in London?
    Because I researched the pay in the UK in hopes of traveling there sometime, and it appeared much LESS than we make here in the states-even for temp work... I am surprised to hear that you would make so much more for call, when I always thought that the pay was higher here. Where are you exactly??
    Last edit by kathyann on Feb 7, '06
  6. by   RockieSis
    Would you believe 1$ an hour for on call and nothing extra until you'v clocked 40, and you can forget weekend, holiday pay. Oh, did I mention I cover for 24/7.
  7. by   carcha
    In London there are public, private hospitals, clinics, ect. You have to shop around for the best deal, just as you would do for anything else in life really I guess. Just because the internet tells you one thing dosent mean its the law everywhere. And to shock you further, I know there are people who make more then me. Like I said you have to shop around.
  8. by   sharann
    In SoCal, $7.00 for each hr on the pager. TIme and half for work with a 2 hr minimum.
    This is what the OR RN, PACU RN and Surg techs make. We all make $7/hr.
    This is an increase from the $3 we made up to 2 yrs ago.
  9. by   dakotrouble
    I work in small 8-10 person residences for persons with developmental and psychiatric disabilities and RNs assigned to each residence (I have 3)are expected to be on call for telephone triage 24/7 through home or private cell phones If the direct care (read non nursing) staff is unable to reach "their nurse" directly, the company's on call cell must be used for an RN response within 10 mins. The RN on call list rotates about 2x/yr amongst the residence RNs and I have been too insulted to even ensure that I have been paid the paltry (I think its $1oo) amt offered thus far. Full time work in the assigned residences continues while the mandatory 2wk 24/7 no pay on call duty is undertaken! I can't believe that we work for this either and can't believe that nonone else rotating with me sees this as a labor issue!
    Quote from kathyann
    "I cannot believe you all work so hard for so little money. Do you all belong to unions? You should get together and demand your worth. For holding the pager I expect $30 an hour. For working an hour on call I expect on a week night $ 85 an hour. I wouldent get out of bed for anything less."

    Are you getting this in London?
    Because I researched the pay in the UK in hopes of traveling there sometime, and it appeared much LESS than we make here in the states-even for temp work... I am surprised to hear that you would make so much more for call, when I always thought that the pay was higher here. Where are you exactly??
  10. by   tnmtnman
    in east tn $2.00 hr and time and a half for call back
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I was told $2.00/hr for up to 24 hours call time, 25+ was $3.00/hr, with time and 1/2 for a 3-hour minimum if called in.

    Being on call is a 24-7, but at the moment, call time slots are taken up on a volunteer basis. If the time is not all taken up, then the remaining times are filled in with those who didn't sign up.
  12. by   brewerpaul
    Quote from Fun2Care
    I was told $2.00/hr for up to 24 hours call time, 25+ was $3.00/hr, with time and 1/2 for a 3-hour minimum if called in.
    .
    We get $2 per hour on the beeper regardless of the time on call, and time and a half with a three hour minumum-- Albany NY area.
  13. by   OR_nurse_Britt
    DC: $10/hr, if we get called in we have a minimum of 2 hrs paid (normal rate unless you're already at overtime), post call bonus for the next day if you are working 7-3 and leave past midnight..

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