Night Shift Differential - page 2

What does your facility pay for working night shift? (I define night shift as being 7P to 7A or 11P to 7A.) I have interviewed a few nurses lately for our ICU and each have said they won't work... Read More

  1. by   nurs4kids
    Evenings is like $3.00/hr shift diff and nights is $3.75/hr shift diff. The extra pay is the ONLY thing that keeps me on nights...well, that and the fact that night shift people rule
  2. by   Jenny P
    I get a $4.00/hr differential for nights (either 7P-7A or 11P-7A. There are quite a few people who work straight nights, because we also get extra time off (I think it's 30 hrs/ year) for vacation for working straight eves or night shifts. We can also cash this out, or use it when we wish after we've worked 6 months of straight nights.
  3. by   traumaRUs
    We get $2.00 hr diff for nights. We get $1.00 /hr for charge and also if we do triage.

    I'm in agreement with above poster about rotating shift - yuck!!! I have worked rotating shifts before and hated it. I quit because of that - it was horrid.

    Advertise for straight nights - then people will know up front what is expected!
  4. by   nilepoc
    here we get 15%/hour for weekdays and 25%/hour for weekends, Fri, Sat.

    Last year, 10% of my salary was differential.

    Not bad.
  5. by   thisnurse
    where i work we have a $10/hr shift differential, a free catered midnight buffet and a limo service that rides us to and takes us home from work.
  6. by   grouchy
    Hey thisnurse! You mean you guys don't also get free footrubs and pedicures while you chart, like we do?

    But seriously....

    When I work 7p-7a, I get a $2.50/hr differential for 7-11, and a $3/hr differential for 11-7. Our night shift is pretty well staffed. Day people mostly rotate to evenings.
  7. by   kewlnurse
    $1.10 for 3-11; $1.40 for nocs. Would do it with out the extra pay for a lot of reasons, ie; no PITA management around, no road trips, most patients sleep more, staff is more laid back and not so frigen anal about every little trite detail.
  8. by   rondafan
    At my hospital we make $4.50 per/hour dif for weeknights & $6.50 per/hour on weekends. We actually get holiday pay of time & a 1/2. 3 holidays in the last few months has been great.
  9. by   rjlrn95
    When I was on Staff we got 0.55 for 3-11 and 2.55 for night, these were per hr. Also got an additional 5.00 per hr for weekend diff, all shifts- Friday from 7p-Sun 7p-7a.

    I do agency now and we get whatever the institution we're at pays. Usually 0.50 per hr for Sat and Sun
  10. by   ZAROZINIA
    Hi all
    Here in north uk , I get paid an extra 12 + 1/2 % of my wages if I work more than a third of my shifts as nights. I also make a claim for a paid mealbreak as I cant leave the ward and I am the only RGN on duty.
  11. by   Zee_RN
    This is great info, guys! Thanks...will be printing this all out and taking it to management!

    As for not rotating shifts...all the hospitals around here do it. I guess there are not enough people to work steady nights. LTC offers steady shifts but not the hospitals. I would love to have steady shifts--I know I HATE rotating myself. But it also has its advantages. When I worked LTC, there were always "shift wars." Day shift blamed night shift for something, evenings blamed days, and nights blamed evenings. When you rotate, everyone knows what the other shifts are doing and no one can say "Your shift is always easy; my shift is always difficult." While there is some small degree that still exists (we do have steady nightshift people), sharing the shifts helps to defuse a lot of that.
  12. by   Teshiee
    I know many facilities try to entice nurses with shift differential, and in some cases it does work for me. I make about $3.50 extra an hour. I love nights anyway. I tried to work days and literally died! For some nurses it doesn't matter how much money they will only do days.
  13. by   NurseDennie
    I'm on salary now, research nurse, and I don't work any shifts per se. The last hospital I worked paid +13% for 1500-1900 and then +15% for 1900-0700.

    But are you saying that you work rotating shifts????? This has been proven to be the least effective use of personnel, and the quickest way to ruin somebody's immune system, their general level of orientation and functioning in general!!!

    I think it's barbaric. Yeah, some people do NOT want to work nights, but if you want to be a nurse at an institution that is staffed 24 hours a day then the new folks don't get much of a choice. On the other hand, there are always people who DO want to work nights!

    I would never, ever agree to work somewhere that I was expected to rotate shifts!!!