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Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD.

I hope I'm allowed to ask this question. How much do you make per hour for private duty? Do you get benefits? I'm ashamed to say that I make 22.50 an hour and I have no benefits. I could sign up for insurance but it's 300.00 a month which I can't afford so I don't even have health insurance. I want a better job but man it's hard to find a job where I live.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

That's about the going rate here in Indianapolis for PDN, $1 more for vent cases. Thankful that PDN is my prn job. My hospital job pays substantially more.

middleagednurse

Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD.

I was poking around and I found a thread on nursing salary survey. So depressing. Some nurses making 40 50 bucks an hour.:(

CloudySue

Specializes in Pediatric Private Duty; Camp Nursing.

Since LPNs make $17-19 an hour around here, as an LPN I find my $23/hr to be quite tasty. Especially since I'm working 55-60 hrs a week. The overtime is sweet. My agency realizes that paying OT to its employees is better than leaving shifts unfilled.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

I was poking around and I found a thread on nursing salary survey. So depressing. Some nurses making 40 50 bucks an hour.:(

Not in private duty. Home care (skilled visits) may pay $40-50 per visit (often 1.5-2hr visit if not longer not including paperwork which can take 1-2 hours additional ). Most private duty is paid by Medicaid which depending on the area of the country. LPN can pay $13-25/hr and RN $15-28/hr private duty. Higher end is usually for high tech (trach/vent, central line, IV infusion etc)

I don't think my clinical manager with 15+ years field experience makes $45-50/hr!

Those rates are usually hospital nurses in NYC, San Francisco Bay Area, etc with a significantly higher cost of living. In the south east hospital RNs often make $15-20/hr with differentials.

nursearoo

Specializes in Peds.

Private Duty in MA , (company I work for) $30.31/hr (RN) during weekdays, on evenings, weekends and nights $32.75/hr........holidays time & a half........

I was in FL (same company) rate varied...anywhere from $16/hr to $20/hr depending on the case.....no differential for evening, night....holidays were only $5.00/hr more than your base pay. IF you were an RN and worked on an LPN case, you had to take the LPN pay..........reason why I left FL after moving down there, stayed for only 5 yrs because the pay sucks.....

mluvsgnc

Specializes in pediatric.

As an RN (with trach, vent and GT pts.), I make 22.45/hr + $1 for shift differential. I work part time so no benefits; however, I could work 30 hours to receive benefits, but choose not to. My friend, an RN, makes $40/hr working at a county correctional facility (aka "the jail").

I think the biggest factor regarding pay is the agency itself,and location.

I haven't the slightest idea why Pdn pay in the south is so low regardless of Cost of living index.

My pay in SC as 18/hr as an Rn with experience,and it did not matter whether high tech or low tech.

Rn's and Lpn's got paid the same rate.

In NC i made 20/hr.

Not only did i make less $$$ in the south,but i actually did more.

For ex,i had to work changing wound vac dressings,Picc lines,and draw blood, in addition to vents,trachs,gtubes.

In Nj,with many agencies i have worked for(5) PDN are not allowed to administer meds via Picc.

The only thing we are allowed to do is assess the site,nothing more.

I also do not draw any labs.

My lpn coworker got paid $14/hr in Florida for Pdn.

I currently make(RN) 32/hr in NJ,and it does not matter high tech or not.No shift differentials either.

Holiday pay is time and a half although i notice the "half" always seem to disappear on my pay stubs.

Health benefits are $480/month.

brillohead, ADN, RN

Specializes in Cardio-Pulmonary; Med-Surg; Private Duty.

Depends if it's Medicaid or not.

Medicaid cases pay $20-$21 in this state. Car insurance cases pay more like $30. (Michigan has unlimited lifetime medical benefits for vehicle-related injuries. Yes, our car insurance premiums are outrageous.)

I am making 25.00 per hr.0 benefits. I was told by some other nurses that they were making 40.00 per hr in PDN with the same company I was also working for. Come to find out they were lying about their amount. I guess to make themselves feel more superior. Who knows.

poppycat, ADN, BSN

Specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

I make $24.50/hour working night shift. Weekend differential takes me to $26/hour. This is for a trach/vent case. I think less complex cases are paid at $23/hour. I don't know what LPN pay rate is for any cases.

I work 27 hours a week so don't qualify for benefits. When I worked more hours, I was sent all the info for their health insurance. It was extremely expensive & covered very little. Since I have great coverage through my husband's employer, I didn't take it.

ButterflyRN90

Specializes in Renal and Telemetry.

$16/hr. No benefits. No raises or differentials. :(

Elektra6, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, LTC, subacute.

$24 hr weekdays/ $1 shift differential weekends, my heath insurance is $400 a month!

middleagednurse

Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD.

I feel better now, knowing that we are all earning a low salary. LOL.

My private duty client offered me six dollars an hour more than my lowest paying agency and two dollars an hour more than the agency that paid well. Benefits and such weren't discussed at the time; I couldn't see that being affordable anyway.

$16/hr. No benefits. No raises or differentials. :(

What state is that,so i can avoid it?

Fed Ex pays more than that in my area.

What state is that,so i can avoid it?

Fed Ex pays more than that in my area.

Hey, the M agency lowered their wages to that in my area! And one of their ads in the past listed $14 an hour!!! There are many CNA's who earn more.

ButterflyRN90

Specializes in Renal and Telemetry.

What state is that,so i can avoid it?

Fed Ex pays more than that in my area.

It has nothing to do with the state. It has to do with Medicaid.

It has nothing to do with the state. It has to do with Medicaid.

Why does Medicaid pay more for kids in one state vs another?

I think it is the state,because a lot of kids on Medicaid in my state receive it in addition to HMO's.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

Each state disperses funds according to state regulations regarding Medicaid and consistent with federal guidelines. In NJ all children on Medicaid are required to utilize one of 4 managed care HMOs. Medicaid waivers for pediatric skilled PDN are no longer through the county health department special children's health but through the managed care HMOs. One HMO reimburses $14/hr for RN or LPN skilled care for non high-tech cases and $18/hr for high tech ( trach/vent)

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