What is better per visit or hourly pay?

  1. What do you all prefer, per visit, or hourly pay?

    some agencies offered me $35/visit, while others offered $28/hour.

    By visit, i would feel rushed to complete visit and on to next patient.

    What do you all think?

    thanks! I'm new to this, i was a hospital nurse for 10 yrs and don't know how to haggle.

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  3. by   RNMommy2
    I did Home Health for 9 years and I would definately take the hourly pay! When you break down the per visit and factor in driving, office time, paperwork, phone calls you make a whole lot less . Good Luck to you!
  4. by   weetziebat
    I've never done 'per visit' but wouldn't want to either. Other nurses I know who have done this were excited about it at first, thinking they would make more money, but it didn't work out that way.
    I just prefer the known hourly salary, without feeling the rush to get done with the visit.
    Good luck with whatever you decide.
  5. by   AtlantaRN
    i took the $28/h....thank you both!