Is this pay too low?

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    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?
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    No. There are people who are paid less in that job category. Did you inquire about longevity pay increases?
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    what 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
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    Quote from caliotter3
    No. There are people who are paid less in that job category. Did you inquire about longevity pay increases?
    No. I was too worried to. But it seems ridiculously low considering I get paid much more for doing much less at my current job.

    But this is just a casual position.
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    I 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.
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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    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?
    I 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!
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    When 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.
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    That 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.
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    I 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.
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    I 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.


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