update on call pay- what are you making? - page 2

I am in rural Maryland hospital that is currently looking in to it's call situation. Like anywhere, morale is an issue. We currently make $2.50/hr on call, and make straight time when working until... Read More

  1. by   peabozzle
    I am in rural Idaho. We get $3 per hour to be on call. If called in, we get minimum 2 hours of time and a half. All hours worked on call are time and a half. Our overtime policy is that any hours over your designated shift for that day is paid at your hourly rate plus an hourly incentive pay....for example my scheduled shift is 6A-4:30P. If I stay until 5:30 to finish a case, I get my hourly rate + $0.75 an hour. Which doesn't seem like a lot, but it adds up especially in the busy season. In addition, all hours over 40 in a week get time and a half. So those extra hours early in the week add to the total hours & in our busy season we are often into overtime halfway through a scheduled shift late in the week. The downside to all this, our base rate is lower than most of the other places around here. When I came to this facility 3 years ago, I took a small pay cut. But it was a great move for me regardless...
  2. by   ORnurseCT
    $5/hour $8.70 if we are required to sleep at the hospital. We get paid 30 minutes each time we have to drive in.
  3. by   RobtheORNurse
    We were getting $4.00 an hour for call. Straight time until 40 hours then time and a half but by the end of the week, we had been sent home so often that it was rare to get time and a half.
  4. by   BoneNurse21
    Ours is $7.50 an hour then time and a half if you got called, 3 hrs minimum then double pay after midnight