Pay Question

  1. I am considering traveling to alaska and have gotten some mixed answers on this question. I have heard that alaska pays time and a half after eight hours in a day, similar to California. Is this true, and if so can you still get 12 hour shifts? Any comments would be appreciated.
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  3. by   JMBM
    Theoretically, Alaska labor law requires overtime pay after 8 hours a day. However, an exception exists if the longer shift/pay is under the terms of a negotiated union labor contract.

    In our ED, we all work 12-hour shifts. Our hospital is a mix of 8, 10 and 12 hours shifts. I understand other nearby hospitals are the same.

    The basic rate for Anchorage area hospitals is about $20-$30/hr, depending on experience and seniority.
  4. by   Medic15251
    Thank you! That was just what I was looking for. I had a recruiter from a small travel company saying that alaska paid ot after 8 hours, but every other company had no clue what I was talking about.
  5. by   Dakkon76
    Jeeze, our local hospitals are starting at about $24/hr for graduate nurses. I was thinking of looking into starting out in AK because I thought the pay would be better than that, but it doesn't sound like it :/