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This is a discussion on Is this pay too low? in Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA), part of Nursing Student ... I finally got a PCA, but was a little disappointed by the pay: 9.68/hr. Nights are a fifteen...by ThePrincessBride Apr 16, '12I finally got a PCA, but was a little disappointed by the pay: 9.68/hr. Nights are a fifteen percent increase, so pay would be 11.13/hr. I get more as a freakin' sitter at my curret job of 10.80 with nights AND weekend differential.
Does 9.68/hr seem low to you?
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- Apr 16, '12 by caliotter3No. There are people who are paid less in that job category. Did you inquire about longevity pay increases?
- Apr 16, '12 by MyMystudentRNwhat is your job description as a PCT? or better yet where do you work? some PCTs dont get much because they dont require much work im working as a PCT now im makin 19.21 but because i have to deal with student with a various amount of illnesses along with those who need first aid etc. it could also depend on your experience
- Apr 18, '12 by ThePrincessBrideQuote from caliotter3No. I was too worried to. But it seems ridiculously low considering I get paid much more for doing much less at my current job.No. There are people who are paid less in that job category. Did you inquire about longevity pay increases?
But this is just a casual position.
- Apr 20, '12 by tamadrummerI was paid $11.50 for PRN nurse tech at night and weekends it ends up being $14.01/hr.
Once I graduated I had to stop being a NT and become a Tele/secretary. Florida Hospital doesn't allow new grads to cont as NT if they didn't have a CNA license. Not cool when state law says I can work as a nurse under another RN's license. Silly but simply the fact.
- Apr 24, '12 by sarah.e.foleyQuote from ThePrincessBrideI work at an acute care hospital in the med/onc unit, was hired with no experience starting out at 13.37 an hour with 1$ differential each for nights and weekends. If we work an extra shift we get a 3.75$ differential for picking up, and if we work as a sitter then we get an extra 1$ too...... So one time, I picked up a saturday and worked as a sitter for $19.75. YOWZA! When I took my job I was ecstatic at the prospect of just making something more than Illinois minimum wage- this was a blessing from GOD It's all about how you feel though girl, do YOU think you're worth just $9/hour? One of the reasons I don't grumble and complain about my job like many other people in this world do is because I feel like the wage that I earn is worthy of my skills and effort... for 15.37 I'll give up my friday nights to do EKGs and bloodsugars, help pts with ADLs and wipe butts!I finally got a PCA, but was a little disappointed by the pay: 9.68/hr. Nights are a fifteen percent increase, so pay would be 11.13/hr. I get more as a freakin' sitter at my curret job of 10.80 with nights AND weekend differential.
Does 9.68/hr seem low to you?
- Apr 24, '12 by TamouneWhen I first started out I was offered $10.08 and a big major level 2 trauma hospital. But I continued to apply at different hospitals closer to my house. Withing 4months of applying everywhere else. I landed a PRN PCT job making $11.98 base pay plus $0.75 eve, $1.71 night, and $1.00 weekend. Plus its closer to my house 25mins. Compared to over 1 hour drive. With a little more experience you will be offered more.
- Apr 24, '12 by KatieJ91That is pretty low I think, but it depends on the experience you are getting and if it can help you lead to somewhere with more pay in the end. I am a nurse tech in WA state and make 11.58 (first year of nursing school) and 14.58 (2nd year) plus I get evening (2.25), night (3.50) and weekend (3.50) differential.
- May 8, '12 by KarolyteI just started working as a PCT with no experience, altough I'm in my last semester in BSN. I'm getting paid $14 day shift, with differentials $1 for weekends and $21 overtime.
- Jun 4, '12 by mattrnstudent23I just got hired as a CNA II on a medical-surgical oncology/transfusion unit. I'm working second shift (1400-2200) with the possibility of floating to night shift (2200-0600). I will be responsible for 8-10 patients each shift. My starting pay is $9.54 an hour with a $0.75-$1.00 an hour differential for doing second shift and working on a, "specialty" unit. After three months, my pay will increase to $9.89 per hour with the differential. If I float to night shift, or cover a day shift, I will get an extra $4.00 per hour bonus. I am very happy to have a job, and I'm not complaining about this pay rate at all.