What are PCT/PCA pay rates in your area? - page 4

by kimmykat72 16,874 Views | 39 Comments

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


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    Any chance you're in NY?
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    Quote from Nscorpiored
    Where I work at I am known as a Patient Service Associate and our job is a union job. The first three months at my particular hospital is $14.12 then once you pass the probation period (God willing you do) then you are tapped out at $14.82.

    Now the other people in my class get paid on average $16.00 or more because they work at night and at bigger hospitals
    Are you in NY?
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    Quote from LM NY
    Are you in NY?
    Close LOL I am in New Jersey and those who get paid better as I mentioned in my post are also working in local New Jersey hospitals

    I hope to oneday work in some of the top NY hospitals or move back home and look for work
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    NYC at a major hospital is 15-18 starting. Night differ 1-2 dollars. I'm a PCA and I do EKG and phlebotomy. It depends on the hospital if they train you for it.
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    Quote from kenyapatricia
    NYC at a major hospital is 15-18 starting. Night differ 1-2 dollars. I'm a PCA and I do EKG and phlebotomy. It depends on the hospital if they train you for it.
    Yeah most hospitals in NJ/NYC pay more than what I am getting paid but hey I can live with it. I am on day shifts so I wont see any differential until I work a major holiday and get time and a half.

    Just curious as a PCA what exactly do you do in phlebotomy and EKG? What would they need you for to set up and clean up afters? Do you do any of the procedures and are you certified as a phlebotomist because I wanted to do that
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    In Southeastern TN...8 starting off in ltc...major hosp 9-10 starting...
    prn at hospitals are around 12-13. This is of course with little to no experience.
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    $16 hr prn in Phoenix. Plus night diff
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    I'm in NJ. With a year experience, one major hospital offered me $11.90. The place I'm working at actually pays a few dollars more, but it's not acute care.
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    My hospital starts at $11.21 plus $1.50 night and $1.75 weekend shift differential for a PCA. I might have switched the shift diffs but one is definitely $1.50 and the other $1.75. Overtime is time and a half and holidays are double time!

    Edit: Central Ohio!
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    16 an hr here in massachusetts and that doesn't include the evening, night, weekend, holiday differentials


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