update on call pay- what are you making?

  1. 1 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 we get to 40 hours. We work a lot of call, and tend to feel beat up much of the time. Management is looking to see how our call pay "measures up". Any thoughts?
  2. Visit  bennett235 profile page

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  3. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    We've been stuck at $2/hour for the last 15-20 years. However, staying at least a half hour past end of shift or getting called in is a guaranteed 2 hours minimum of time and a half, regardless of reaching 40 hours or not. We've been trying to get the pay raised, even gathered information from other area hospitals proving that they pay at least $2 more per hour, but it falls on deaf ears.
  4. Visit  bennett235 profile page
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    Rose thanks for responding. Where are you located?
  5. Visit  springchick1 profile page
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    $2.50 to carry the pager. Time and a half for a minimum of 2 hours if called in. Our overtime is time and a half for anything over 40 hrs in that week. Overtime is time and a half whether we work 40 hours or not n
  6. Visit  bennett235 profile page
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    Our call pay so far is similiar, but the way you are paid for call is way different. Good information to know!
  7. Visit  BaseballmomRN profile page
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    $5 an hr to be on call and time and a half for at least 4 hours if called in. Wilmington De
  8. Visit  clgmn profile page
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    In my facility, we get paid $12/hr on weekdays, $13/hr on weekends. We get paid, time and a half, a minimum of 4 hours each time we get called in.
  9. Visit  KristinCatbagan26 profile page
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    I am sure a rural hospital has stricter pay scales, but where I work in Downtown Denver, CO. we make $4 an hour for being on call. When we get called in, we automatically get paid for 2 hours of call time when we clock in plus however long we are there. Our callback pay is our base pay + $20 an hour.
  10. Visit  bennett235 profile page
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    Thanks for all the info! This is so helpful
  11. Visit  mhy12784 profile page
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    in NY its 112$ for an 8 hour shift I believe, and 175 for a 12.
  12. Visit  DLuxe profile page
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    3$/hr for being on call and time and a half when you are called in BUT we have scheduled "late days" where you are on call for a few hours past your 8hr shift and if you have to stay you only get paid time and half for that if it puts you over 40hrs/week. If you go home and get called back in for those shifts it's time and a half. Its confusing and weird. Where I worked last it was 2$/hr and time a half regardless if you worked your 40 hours and automatic 2 hours of pay if you clocked in.
  13. Visit  scrubnurselife profile page
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    $1.50/hr call pay, 2 hour minimum paid on callback, and no special pay pay for callbacks. Overtime was only anything past 40 hours a week. Level 1 trauma center with 35 OR's. I always knew it seemed low, more so after reading the other responses! I figure its low because callbacks do not occur often (except for the transplant team and endo vascular team), as it is staffed 24/7. They used to pay RVU pay to the primary circulator and primary scrub, but quit a few years ago. That was awesome pay when they did that!
  14. Visit  csmith13 profile page
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    I haven't started yet but was told call was 4.00 hr - on call twice a month (first call one weekend and second call the next) If called in we get time and a half. Not sure about any guaranteed hours if called in but plan to ask when I start next week.



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