What are PCT/PCA pay rates in your area? - page 2

I plan to work as a PCA while competing my pre-nursing classes. What is the average starting wage for PCAs in your area? Anybody know what the average pay in NJ is? Thank you!... Read More

  1. Visit  wantmyBSN profile page
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    I make 15.90 now 7-3pm (nurse tech) no experience besides me having a bachelors and working in the hospital kitchen for a year.
    After 3pm the differental is 17.90 and if OT then its the 17.90 time and a half.

    Oh this is NY as well
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  3. Visit  blackvans1234 profile page
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    Local Catholic hospital pays 12.50/hr for PCT's. Differential is +1.25 for eve and +1.75 for night. +.50 for weekend shifts. This is a level 2 trauma center

    Hospital a mile down the road pays around 16 and has a nursing union. Not a trauma center.
  4. Visit  Jayblade0 profile page
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    At my hospital in New York City is 20/hr plus 2.50 night differential.
  5. Visit  ThePrincessBride profile page
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    Wow, I feel like a lowly paid servant compared to some of you!
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  6. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Our local hospitals are starting PCAs at $10/hour. Psych facilities are closer to $13/hr.
  7. Visit  quietstorm212 profile page
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    Which hospital is this paying pct $20 and hour and do they hire new grads??? I was thinking of taking patient care tech course Or medical assisting. I'm currently working as a home health aide live in .
  8. Visit  erikarose profile page
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    starting 13.09 with 1.50 added for nights and 2.50 for weekends.....4 for night weekends....in CT
  9. Visit  besaangel profile page
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    $10.45 for Home Health and around $13.00+ for Hospital-based
  10. Visit  besaangel profile page
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    Quote from besaangel
    $10.45 for Home Health and around $13.00+ for Hospital-based
    This is in Delaware
  11. Visit  CarlyBelle profile page
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    I'm a little disappointed, I have read so many decent well-paid PCT's on here but here in New York I just started my CNA 4 day internship and I was lucky enough to land on a floor where the nurses were very helpful and we got to talk a lot about the field. Before I left for home I was able to ask one of the CNA's more about the job because I wanted an idea of what the pay was like (since I was able to see and experience how tough being a CNA can be).

    She told me "You start off with $8/hr maybe $9 and if you're lucky maybe even $10". I told her I did the ekg and phlebotomy which will mean I'd be a PCT. Her response was the same, told me that without any experience being a PCT doesn't matter, I'd get paid the same.

    I had been researching online for a good while now and I was sure that $12/hr would be the least to start off with as a PCT in NY.

    I am attending the Jewish Home Hospital in the Bronx. So maybe this was just this CNA's experience according to the location.

    All I have to say is that with just one day of hands on "practice" I was able to experience that it's a tough job at times, $8/hr in NYC doesn't make up for the hard work.
  12. Visit  Going2baNurse profile page
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    Wow. Hospital in WV and mine is 8.10 with .90 differential.
  13. Visit  Going2baNurse profile page
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    I just posted mine and hadn't seen yours yet Mine is low, because cost of living, etc. is lower where I live. That seems awfully short-changed in NY. I hope things work out for you, and hopefully with experience you will find a position with better pay.
  14. Visit  carsm3 profile page
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    I'm in Jacksonville, Florida and make $12.40 an hour plus my 15% shift differential (I work 7p-7a) so comes out to $14.26. I was offered a job at Mayo Clinic, but the pay is significantly less there then at my current hospital. I believe they told be starting was 11.99.


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