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middleagednurse has 50+ years experience and specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD.

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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.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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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.

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middleagednurse has 50+ years experience and specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD.

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

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CloudySue has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatric Private Duty; Camp Nursing.

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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.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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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.

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nursearoo has 7 years experience and specializes in Peds.

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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.....

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mluvsgnc has 1 years experience and specializes in pediatric.

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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").

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smartnurse1982 has 7 years experience.

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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.

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brillohead has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardio-Pulmonary; Med-Surg; Private Duty.

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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.)

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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.

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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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.

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ButterflyRN90 has 5 years experience and specializes in Renal and Telemetry.

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

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