Charge Nurse Pay

  1. We are looking at campaigning for a charge nurse differential and were wondering if anyone out there gets paid extra for being in charge and if so how much?
    Thanks for your help
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  3. by   johnwaynehair
    We rotate the duty, and get a whopping $1.00 an hour diff. We also have to take our normal patient load.
  4. by   rnurse2b
    When I was still working in the hospital, I was one of the full-time day charge nurses. I refused to take patients and charge (it was a busy pedi floor). We got a whopping $1 per hour for charging. Like I asked my boss, was I supposed to be impressed? I would much rather work on the floor than charge anyday.
    TPTB was talking about having "designated" charge nurses with a "substantial" pay raise, I waited about 6 months, the raise never came and I accepted a M-F, no weekends, no on call, no holiday position.
  5. by   mamalle
    nope- not in the ER I work in and it wont be something I would ever do either.
  6. by   nurse4theplanet
    Charge rotates. $1 diff/hr. Usually, the charge nurse takes no pts unless we are extremely understaffed.
  7. by   neneRN
    $1.50/hour diff and don't take any pts- this is in ER.
  8. by   wibobr
    Buck an hour here in the ER. No patient load except during crunch times. Should be a LOT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   kurlykay
    We get $2.50 more per hour. This is in ICU where the charge nurse must respond to all rapid responses and code blues in house plus we have a 28 bed unit. They do not take an assignment except in a rare occasion that we are really understaffed. We also get he $2.50 more per hour when we precept
  10. by   JessicRN
    2.00/hr in our facility.
  11. by   Tweety
    75 cents.

    The charge nurses who have the position full-time get more. I recently took a charge nurse position and am getting a 5% raise, and another 5% when I finish my BSN.

    In the end, it's not that much.
  12. by   ginger58
    Designated lead gets a 6% differential for all hours worked whether lead or not, vacation hours, sick time. If you're a relief lead it's 6% differential for the hours worked.
  13. by   nursemary9
    We get a whole $1.00/hr for Charge pay; we have to take a regular assignment besides.

    Mary Ann
  14. by   arp755
    We take a full patient load and get 2.00/hour to charge.