Shift Differentials

  1. 0 I had a quick question regarding shift differential. Lets say overnight shift diff is $1.75 and weekend shift diff is $1.25, will I get paid an extra $3.00 working overnight on weekends or will I just be paid the highest shift diff which is $1.75? Please let me know your experience with this.
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  3. Visit  RN_Student14 profile page

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    From 'Atlanta, GA, US'; Joined Mar '12; Posts: 302; Likes: 102.

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  4. Visit  dansamy profile page
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    Both apply.
  5. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    In places that do it this way typically both apply, in my experience. Every employer is different with how they do things though- best to check with them.
  6. Visit  CowboyMedic profile page
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    Where I work our hospital shifts are divide from 7A-3P, 3P-11P, and 11P-7A, but we only have two shifts in the ER 7A-7p and 7P-7A. So the first shift gets 4 hours of 2nd shift and the second shift gets 4 hours of 2nd shift and 8 hours of 3rd shift. For me as a Medic 2nd shift is $1.64/hr and 3rd is $2.46/hr and $0.82/hr for weekend shifts. We also get a shift bonus of $6/hr if we pick up any extra shifts. We work 3 12's a week for full time. Also we get OT for anything over 40. So if you pick up and extra shift you get a shift bonus plus OT.
  7. Visit  LisalaRN99 profile page
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    You get all the differentials that apply for that shift! Weekend night shift is the bomb for pay!
  8. Visit  AM326 profile page
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    You should get both.
  9. Visit  slicksGIRL profile page
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    Hi! I'm new to this.. So I was just wondering. When you get hired at a hospital and they give you a rate, that's your base pay right? And so if I worked 7p-7a.. I should be getting a shift differential. But it is not my bad pay? Does that make sense?
  10. Visit  RN_Student14 profile page
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    Quote from slicksGIRL
    Hi! I'm new to this.. So I was just wondering. When you get hired at a hospital and they give you a rate, that's your base pay right? And so if I worked 7p-7a.. I should be getting a shift differential. But it is not my bad pay? Does that make sense?
    Yes that is correct! Your shift diff is added to your base pay. Night diffs are usually the highest.
  11. Visit  slicksGIRL profile page
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    Quote from RN_Student14

    Yes that is correct! Your shift diff is added to your base pay. Night diffs are usually the highest.
    Thank you so much! I wasn't aware of that.
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  12. Visit  Nalon1 RN/EMT-P profile page
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    Quote from CowboyMedic
    .... We also get a shift bonus of $6/hr if we pick up any extra shifts....
    That is a sweat deal there. I get nothing for extra shifts (aside from the OT after 40 hrs)
  13. Visit  green34 profile page
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    Both apply, however in my area it's onl 1 dollar extra per hour on nights and .45 for the weekends regardless of ****. I think 2nd shift is .75 extra.
  14. Visit  CowboyMedic profile page
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    Quote from Nalon1 RN/EMT-P
    That is a sweat deal there. I get nothing for extra shifts (aside from the OT after 40 hrs)
    It's pretty nice. If I pick up an extra shift it is an automatic $72 extra plus OT for 8 hours of it. Our nurses in the er get $10/hr for picking up extra shifts. I know at one point during Christmas I was close to $30-40/hr due to Base Rate, Extra Shift, Holiday Pay, Weekend Pay, and Shift Differential. It was a very good day.
  15. Visit  Divatologist profile page
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    Quote from CowboyMedic
    It's pretty nice. If I pick up an extra shift it is an automatic $72 extra plus OT for 8 hours of it. Our nurses in the er get $10/hr for picking up extra shifts. I know at one point during Christmas I was close to $30-40/hr due to Base Rate, Extra Shift, Holiday Pay, Weekend Pay, and Shift Differential. It was a very good day.
    Oh how sweet it was...smh :-(

    My hospital use to be private, but was taken over by a local medical system. Before they took over, we too received a bonus for picking up extra shifts. We also could work all the OT we wanted. I was always up in this camp lol. I learned how to do the work on every unit in the hospital including the ER. So, I was in good with the scheduling coordinators for all the units. So, I got 1st dibs. Holidays were sweeeeeeet!!! I would always work a double that day. I was lucky enough that most holidays I was off. So, that means I got holiday, bonus, diff, etc. Now...smh. They took away our bonus 1st. Then a few months later they limited our OT. Now we don't get paid holidays anymore. They put that day into your PTO. So, where we use to get paid for the holiday whether we worked or not, that's no longer the case. Your holiday that you use to get paid for is now a day off on a use it or lose type basis. I'm still here though. I'm in my 1st semester of nursing school. So, OT is often not an option these days. Maaaaaan I sure do miss those paychecks though. Talk about sweet LOL!


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