On Call Pay Rate

Specialties Operating Room

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  • by Steph T
    Specializes in Operating room.

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

1 Post

Specializes in OR RN since 2005.

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

Specializes in CVOR.

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. 

Specializes in Perioperative / RN Circulator.

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

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, ASN

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

Specializes in Operating Room.

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

Specializes in ICU, Trauma, CCT,Emergency, Flight, OR Nursing.

California Bay Area RN here at a Unionized Hospital. We get half our base pay rate to be "on call" ($40-$60/hr) then time and a half from the time we come in. You can then stay up to 2 hours even if they don't need you. Horrified to read how little nurses are being paid to be on call in other parts of the country.

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