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by binger0919 binger0919 (New) New

I was just wondering what most nurses make and if overtime is ever an option when working as a nurse?


Specializes in Pediatric ED.

It depends on several factors: geographical location, level of education, specialty, whether you're in a hospital or private practice, experience, etc.

But yes, I've heard of a lot of nurses pulling extra shifts for overtime in my area. That and some of them have a full time job at one place and a PRN job on the side elsewhere.

You're best off visiting a site like salary.com or using the allnurses search engine to find threads for your specific location.

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bill4745, RN

Specializes in ICU, ER. Has 15 years experience.

I get all the OT I can handle. My OT is cheaper than an agency nurse, plus they know what my performance is like.


Has 18 years experience.

Our OT rate is 2x our regular hourly rate. There is OT nearly every day but then we have nine empty positions on my unit.

nursemary9, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych, Med/Surg, Home Health, Oncology.

I work in Chicago where the pay is good, but the cost of living is also high. We have LOTS of overtime here, as we are usually short.

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