2009 On-Call Pay Scales


We've been trying to get our on-call pay increased for decades! Our rate is $2.25 per hr. We are a hospital in the midwest. How is the rest of the country stacking up?


597 Posts

Specializes in OR Hearts 10. Has 13 years experience.

Good luck Mary, You get more than me $2, here 75,000 population, northeast TX, 13 OR's, level 2 trauma.

RN's used to get $3 hospital wide, and everyone else got a dollar, about 4 years ago they changed everyone to $2, unless you were already getting $3. Sucks

The heart team does get a 7% diff on our regular pay for taking about 4-5 times as much call as everyone else.

I called all the hospitals within 100 miles last year and everyone was getting around $2


200 Posts

Specializes in 2 years school nurse, 15 in the OR!. Has 19 years experience.

$3/hour to be on call. Time and a half when you get called in, always get paid for 2 hours no matter what. This is Texas...

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ghillbert, MSN, NP

3,796 Posts

Specializes in CTICU. Has 27 years experience.

Pittsburgh: $3.30/hr for call. Salaried, so I don't get anything else when I get called/called in.


1,260 Posts

Specializes in O.R., ED, M/S.

$7.50/hr California

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

6 Articles; 11,430 Posts

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

Southcentral PA, level 2 trauma, $2/hr, guaranteed 2 hours call back at time and a half

GadgetRN71, ASN, RN

1 Article; 1,840 Posts

Specializes in Operating Room. Has 17 years experience.

$2.00 an hour to be on call.


177 Posts

Specializes in OR. Has 5 years experience.

$4/hr. Time and a half for call back with a 2 hour minimum. Central Masschusetts.


1 Post

Specializes in operating room.

Northeastern PA- We get 1.95/hr beeper time. Time and half/ hr call in time.


4 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg/ICU/PACU/CVL/OR. Has 34 years experience.

$3.25/hr, Time and a half/hr, 2 hours minimum when get call in (central KY)


1 Post

We get $1.50/hr. This just increased in the last few years from $1/hr. We are a small rural hospital in the midwest. We get time and a half when we get called in, but no minimum time once we get here. We have 5 calls teams that rotate, so usually we're on call once a week and every fifth weekend.


12 Posts

Specializes in NeuroSurg Trauma.

I work at a hospital in the North East with 30 OR's and we get $10.25 an hour plus time and a half, and a 2 hour minimum. This is of course for the Neuro specialty team.

The general Call team gets payed $4.25 an hour, plus time and a half, and a 2 hour minimum.