On call pay rate

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by Steph T Steph T (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Operating room. Has 13 years experience.

Hello fellow OR Nurses. We are experiencing burnout and higher than normal turnover. I am curious what everyone receives for being on call. I see there was a post from 2013 reflecting this same topic, but want more current numbers. We get only $2.50 an hour to carry the pager. This hasn't increased in FOREVER. Time and a half for being called in, minimum of 2 hrs. The $2.50 stops when you clock in. Can you mention which state you work in, and the on call rate?  

Thank you!

dadb0dpr0

dadb0dpr0

Specializes in OR RN since 2005. Has 17 years experience. 1 Post

From St. Louis City, MO. Pager on call at $3.50.

Kangoshi, BSN, RN

Specializes in CVOR. Has 1 years experience. 13 Posts

Indianapolis, IN. $4/hr, 3 hr minimum. Current call requirements are 1 day each week, and one full weekend (Friday at 5PM to Monday at 7AM) every six weeks. 

Silver_Rik

Silver_Rik, ASN, RN

Specializes in Perioperative / RN Circulator. Has 2 years experience. 193 Posts

Kentucky.  $7.50/hour on call pay. 1.5X time plus $3.50 shift differential, 2 hour minimum. If you live more than 30 minutes from the hospital they reimburse cost of a hotel room when on call (until recently they booked and paid for the room up front, now you have to book it, pay for it, and file for reimbursement.)

RN_JuJu

RN_JuJu

14 Posts

California. On-call rate is half your base pay, which for me is about $40/hour. Time and a half for being called in, also a minimum of 2 hours. 

Bell13

Bell13, ASN

Has 10 years experience. 77 Posts

NJ here. $4 an hour for duration. when called in - time and a half. minimum 3 hours. after 11am - shift diff $3 per hour when called in. 

On 6/11/2022 at 1:51 AM, RN_JuJu said:

California. On-call rate is half your base pay, which for me is about $40/hour. Time and a half for being called in, also a minimum of 2 hours. 

don't make us jealous RN_JuJu

MinneNurse

MinneNurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room. 104 Posts

Minneapolis, Minnesota - $10.00ish and some change an hour, guaranteed 4 hours of pay if called in