salary - page 2

I am interviewing for a telephone triage position in San Diego. I have 20 years experience, all areas of nursing. Does anyone know what I can expect for an offer?... Read More

  1. by   Shotzie
    If you will note, Snowy L, I didn't post my name, address, telephone number and place of work nor did I give you my exact salary, benefit and bonus amounts.
    I posted some real numbers though that may help someone decide of this type of nursing may be financially workable for them.
    I don't think there is anything wrong with putting some real salary number out there. This is a "niche" position and while you may be able to do salary comparisons on the internet for med-surg nursing or ICU nursing you would be hard pressed to find any on Telephone Triage.
    I think it helps us all to know what others in our field are making...it has certainly helped me decide in the past whether I wanted to stay at one particular hospital or go to another.
    It's just hard for me to know how much other nurses in other places make when it's "a few dollars less than a bedside nurse" (so how much DO they make?) or equal to an ICU nurse (does that nurse get an ICU diff. is she started at a higher pay rate than other nurses?) etc.
  2. by   SHERCAT
    I ANSWERED SOMEONE'S POSTING THAT ASKED DIRECTLY WHAT EACH POSTER'S INCOME WAS SO I ANSWERED- SIMPLE AS THAT. I ALSO STATED WHAT REGION I WAS IN. NOONE KNOWS WHO I AM AND WHERE I WORK. I DON'T THINK THIS IS AN UNREASONABLE QUESTION THE POSTER ASKED.

    PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, SHERCAT
  3. by   SHERCAT
    Oops, I am sorry... I am at work and we use all caps on our charting and I forgot to take the caps off- I am not shouting- just wanted to make that clear.
  4. by   jadednurse
    I recently started at a private company that contracts w/ health plans and employer groups. I make my own schedule and have great benefits (med, dental and vision for me is only $40/month for a PPO plan). I have 8 yrs of nursing experience (mostly ICU) and no telephone triage experience. My base salary is $27/hr. Evening diff (7pm-11pm) is $2/hr. Diff for nocs (11p-7a) is $4/hr. Weekend diff is $1.75/hr.

    I'm making just about what I was in a SICU in a level I trauma hospita that I worked at before this, but have ALOT let stress!

    Hope that helps!

    BTW, I'm in Chicago.
  5. by   SnowyL
    *
    Last edit by SnowyL on Jan 26, '04
  6. by   Cowboy Fan
    I am in my 4th year of Telephonic Triage and I make the same thing I made the first year. Expecting raises in my job is insane. I make $22.00/hr working full time with some differential for weekends and holidays. But the four weeks of paid vacation a year, excellent insurance, good job security and nice working environment is priceless. I love my job. :kiss
  7. by   SnowyL
    4th year? Wow, you've essentially been in the business since it really first started! I've done it for 3 & am getting close to having my fill. I just started an LNC program, will be done with that hopefully in 9 months to 1 year.

    It sounds like you have a great set up. I'm very fortunate as my hospital has good insurance also. That's worth more than I ever thought possible!
  8. by   apriltriage
    Originally posted by Shotzie
    If you will note, Snowy L, I didn't post my name, address, telephone number and place of work nor did I give you my exact salary, benefit and bonus amounts.
    I posted some real numbers though that may help someone decide of this type of nursing may be financially workable for them.
    I don't think there is anything wrong with putting some real salary number out there. This is a "niche" position and while you may be able to do salary comparisons on the internet for med-surg nursing or ICU nursing you would be hard pressed to find any on Telephone Triage.
    I think it helps us all to know what others in our field are making...it has certainly helped me decide in the past whether I wanted to stay at one particular hospital or go to another.
    It's just hard for me to know how much other nurses in other places make when it's "a few dollars less than a bedside nurse" (so how much DO they make?) or equal to an ICU nurse (does that nurse get an ICU diff. is she started at a higher pay rate than other nurses?) etc.
  9. by   SnowyL
    I'm sure the information you posted will be helpful to someone and they will appreciate your candid post. :kiss
    Last edit by SnowyL on Jan 26, '04
  10. by   Shed13911
    I work in a pedi call center in San Antonio, Tx. I make about 19.87/hr for day shift. Evenings is $2.85/hr more. I don't know about the breakdown for the other shift. I think it should be higher, but that is just IMHO!
  11. by   Phantom2U
    Phoenix Arizona, pay range between 22-32 hr.
  12. by   Jerry 75
    Check out both Sharp and Kaiser KP on Call in San Diego.
    Salary may be listed under jobs at kaier web site. But remember although your comming in with allot of experience you are still a new Nurse to the system. Kaiser will be higher pay then Sharp. Both are Union
  13. by   G'smommy
    We get paid per call. During the summer we make hospital pay. Right now we make money hand over fist.

close