Average hourly pay for per diem agency RN? - page 4

Hi, I jst recently became a per diem agency RN in LA. I have a BSN, work tele/ms, and have two years experience in a acute care teaching hospital. I know we really don't discuss numbers here, but... Read More

  1. by   Suen
    Quote from puppet
    No. That is too much. Unless you are a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist.
    I would not discount this rates, although they are not reg. rates. Takes into consideration that hospitals could have some bonuses for a certain period, then factor in weekend rates. I have seen such figures when we had nursing shortage. Its still cheaper for the hospital. Suen
  2. by   Suen
    Quote from Sp25
    Are you a traveler?
    No. Just wanted per diem. Suem
  3. by   karenchad
    I am from the Phila area. I'm not happy (I can't stand)with my agency- favorite nurses. i've been with them since april 2009. the only place they want to send me to is LTC and for $40/hour and can barely get any shifts out of them. In May I got 1 8hour shift. I'm feed this bs line- WE have lots of Needs" here it is the middle of July and still only 1 8hour shift. I really wanted to stay agency but I can't afford this crap. I am forced to take a parttime position in a couple of weeks just to pay bills. I think these agencies just jerl us around- I applied and sent all my paperwork in to MSN- and nothing(Jennifer Ross- she can take a flying leap)I sent all my paperwork in to Medstaff(I used to do travel and perdeim with that group - my references were not high enough in nursing mamagement- well I was going to ask OBAMA but he was in Russia at the time) I'm going to try white glove and see what they have to smear around. Any one know any good agencies in or around NJ PLEASE let me know?
  4. by   DreBoz
    DO you think the pay increase for agency nurses is worth the traveling?
  5. by   chademack
    Let me make this perfectly clear. California nurses make more money an hour than any other place on earth, period. I would say the average full time day position pays $50 hr. Per Diem makes about $63. You get the differential for after 8 hours and nite shift. Travel nursing is for those nurses that don't make anything close to that and are looking for something different. Regardless of the numbers, Travel nurses are getting housing + 35-45/hr. The major difference is what tax bracket you want to be in. The lower the pay, the better you are, believe me.
  6. by   Remilekun
    Quote from ChadeMacK
    Let me make this perfectly clear. California nurses make more money an hour than any other place on earth, period. I would say the average full time day position pays $50 hr. Per Diem makes about $63. You get the differential for after 8 hours and nite shift. Travel nursing is for those nurses that don't make anything close to that and are looking for something different. Regardless of the numbers, Travel nurses are getting housing + 35-45/hr. The major difference is what tax bracket you want to be in. The lower the pay, the better you are, believe me.
    What about with the cost of living in Cali? I assume it all evens out with other states.
  7. by   chademack
    Not even close. once you pay the living expenses, you really have it made. The kicker is the OT. That is where you rack up. If you are with a travel company.... that is where you lose. Travel companies want 36-48 hrs only. If they were on your side, they would give you close to either the normal OT rate of the Hospital employee or the contract rate not their reduced rate that they give you.
  8. by   Chica_bella813
    I am in Tampa,fla and I work with 2 different agencies. One agency for night shift will give you $50/hr but it is in an area very far from me, and they do not take out taxes. Which I don't like because you pay for that at the end. And their dayshift rate is $45/hr.

    The other one I deal with pays $35/hr day shifts and $37 night shift. Weekend night shift is $40/hr weekend day shift s is $38/hr. So you can make pretty good money. And they do not provide benefits.
  9. by   romantic
    Maxim agency, San Mateo: M/S --38/hr, no differential for night shift. Some benefits >32/week.
  10. by   77EpiphanyRN
    for a RN at a travel agency, they offered $25 in the bay area...california.
  11. by   osanti
    I am currently doing the same at this present time...you may be able to ask for more, especially in LA, which I think the cost of living is highter than here...the agencys are making a lot off of us....there are a few business tactics you may use to your advantage...the rate for Miami ranges between $38-42/hr with no benefits...and usually, in Miami, the payrate is one of the lowest compared at a national level...this is just what I have observed.
  12. by   ICURNDENVER
    Hello,
    May I ask who your agency is in Tampa, FL? The one that takes out taxes I just moved here to help my grandparents. I need a good per diem agency. I am an ICU/CCU RN. Thank you for your help!
  13. by   satguruRN
    Quote from Chica_bella813
    I am in Tampa,fla and I work with 2 different agencies. One agency for night shift will give you $50/hr but it is in an area very far from me, and they do not take out taxes. Which I don't like because you pay for that at the end. And their dayshift rate is $45/hr.

    The other one I deal with pays $35/hr day shifts and $37 night shift. Weekend night shift is $40/hr weekend day shift s is $38/hr. So you can make pretty good money. And they do not provide benefits.
    Hi! I saw one of your old posts that said you worked per diem w 2 agencies in Tampa- which agencies are those?

    Thank you!

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