On-Call Pay

  1. I am thinking that my $2.00 and hour call pay is seriously lacking. If I may ask what are you all getting out there for on-call pay???? Thanks, Janel
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  3. by   shodobe
    We are up to $5.00/hr now with our union contract. We did work for many years before that with very little for standby. Mike
  4. by   Speculating
    Quote from shodobe
    We are up to $5.00/hr now with our union contract. We did work for many years before that with very little for standby. Mike

    That's not bad. I could live with $5.00 an hour.
  5. by   kyti
    3.50/hr time and a half when called in. OR gets the same. (I work pacu)
  6. by   wildwood
    Quote from nellie_nurse812
    I am thinking that my $2.00 and hour call pay is seriously lacking. If I may ask what are you all getting out there for on-call pay???? Thanks, Janel


    In our OR, we get $40.00 per day for weekday call, and $50.00 per day for weekend or holiday call. We have guaranteed 40 hr/week, so we get to go home early when we finish, and we get the next day off after call .
  7. by   callbabe
    Everyones call pay is more than I get. 1.50 hr. I have a question for you. I work at a Level II trauma center. On weekends we have to cover a 48 hr period regardless of how many hours we work. Is this legal. We do not have inhouse call. The nurses on the floor sometimes pull doubles, 16+. Why are we any different.Just want to know how you have to do. Or if you could find out for me. Thanks I forgot to mention that I work in the OR.
    Last edit by callbabe on Mar 1, '04
  8. by   carcha
    we get very little when not called out but when called in get about $40 an hour, double at weekends, nights and all out time back too. Thank heavens for unions!!!
  9. by   OC_An Khe
    We have two levels of call pay. If you need to stay within 1/2 hour of hospital it is whatever the state minimum wage is. The second level is if you need to be within 1 hour of hospital then call pay is 2/3 minimum wage.
  10. by   qbfan413
    2.00 per hour and a call in bonus of $25 each time you are called in (must be a decent amt of time between calls........not 2 minutes) if called in you get a minimum of 2 hours pay plus the 2.00/hr of call. call in pay is time and 1/2
  11. by   kenzielane
    I would also like to know how long a nurse can work legally in 48 hs. A few weekends ago while taking call I worked 18.5 hrs on saturday and then worked 17 hrs on sunday! At 1830 on sunday I called my manager and told her I really needed some relief. NO help given ofcourse!:angryfire
  12. by   LoriRN911
    Quote from kenzielane
    I would also like to know how long a nurse can work legally in 48 hs. A few weekends ago while taking call I worked 18.5 hrs on saturday and then worked 17 hrs on sunday! At 1830 on sunday I called my manager and told her I really needed some relief. NO help given ofcourse!:angryfire


    Here im MA (for nurses) you may only work 16 hours in a 24 hour period. So, 32 hrs in a 48 hr period is the max you can work. You become unsafe after that. Your manager should have come to your rescue for a little relief.
  13. by   TMnurse
    Chicagoland area university hospital and union...$6.00 bucks an hour pager call.... if your called in your get paided for 3 hours even if you only work 20 minutes at 1.7 pay rate. We have lots of call hogs with that. I gotta say most people don't ever have to take call since it's easy to give it away.
  14. by   Blondeblaze2
    Quote from qbfan413
    2.00 per hour and a call in bonus of $25 each time you are called in (must be a decent amt of time between calls........not 2 minutes) if called in you get a minimum of 2 hours pay plus the 2.00/hr of call. call in pay is time and 1/2
    where are you? Our on call pay is about 1.50 an hr and time and 1/2 if youre called in

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