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Overtime pay over 8 hrs?

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Has <1 years experience.

Do nurses working in California get overtime pay for hours worked over 8 in a day? For example, say you are scheduled to work three 12 hour days in a week: do you get paid for 12 of those hours (4+4+4 extra hours worked each day) at time-and-a-half?

Thanks.

vince_reads, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

It depends on what hospital you're working at. I just recently got an offer by one of the hospitals in SoCal that will pay me the base rate for the first 8 hours (7am-3pm), and after that (3pm-7:30pm), it's time and a half. That is if you work 12 hours per shift, 3 days a week as a full time employee. 

In my current hospital, I am paid the same base rate for 12 hours, and beyond that is double pay as OT, 12 hours per shift, 3 days a week as a full time employee. We always have online modules that can be served as education classes and no matter how many modules you have, you can only do 4 hours per week to never go over 40 hours total per week, regardless of how many OT you have beyond each shift. If in case we do bonus shifts (extra shifts), we are paid a time and a half per hour. 

Angela Wilson, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/surg. Has 20 years experience.

On 11/18/2020 at 8:33 AM, vince_reads said:

It depends on what hospital you're working at. I just recently got an offer by one of the hospitals in SoCal that will pay me the base rate for the first 8 hours (7am-3pm), and after that (3pm-7:30pm), it's time and a half. That is if you work 12 hours per shift, 3 days a week as a full time employee. 

In my current hospital, I am paid the same base rate for 12 hours, and beyond that is double pay as OT, 12 hours per shift, 3 days a week as a full time employee. We always have online modules that can be served as education classes and no matter how many modules you have, you can only do 4 hours per week to never go over 40 hours total per week, regardless of how many OT you have beyond each shift. If in case we do bonus shifts (extra shifts), we are paid a time and a half per hour. 

 

Angela Wilson, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/surg. Has 20 years experience.

Hi vince_reads,

     I see that you work in Southern California. I was wondering if you could tell me how much you make as an hourly rate? I am currently a registered nurse working in Honolulu and I’ve been a bedside Med/surg nurse for 19 years. I am planning a move to San Clemente but most likely working in the San Diego area And I’m wondering what bedside med/surg nurses make? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

vince_reads, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Has 6 years experience.

On 11/20/2020 at 2:32 PM, Angela Wilson said:

Hi vince_reads,

     I see that you work in Southern California. I was wondering if you could tell me how much you make as an hourly rate? I am currently a registered nurse working in Honolulu and I’ve been a bedside Med/surg nurse for 19 years. I am planning a move to San Clemente but most likely working in the San Diego area And I’m wondering what bedside med/surg nurses make? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

I don't currently work in Southern California. I work here in Northern California. I applied in SoCal just to have the proof of the rate differences because I have friends who tell me that SoCal hospitals pay way lesser than NorCal, which is apparently true. This Los Angeles hospital gave me an offer that is $10 minus my current rate here in NorCal. Not to underestimate this hospital, but they're like one of the top hospitals in LA because I saw their rankings every year at the U.S. News & World Report website. I tried to negotiate because I said that the rate is too low. I said, at least my minimum is $50/hour. I have more than 2 years of experience already, plus my LVN and CNA experiences. The job recruiter said that based on my more than 2-year RN experience, that (classified) is the rate, and she said that even their new grads usually start at $35/hour. I was appalled. I started as a new grad here in NorCal and my rate started way more than what their newly hired-experienced RN offer is. The job recruiter told me that NorCal's cost of living is expensive that's why nurses have higher rates. I said that's not true. First, I don't live in the SF Bay Area. LA is expensive too, and anywhere you go in a highly urbanized area, the cost of living is somehow similar. I have friends in LA and they are always complaining about cost of living, and moving out just to taste a bit of quality life. 

I don't intend to disclose my hourly rate. I'm sorry. That's too personal for me to type it here, but you can do your research at Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn and other job sites for salary insights. Yes, I work in a Med-Surg department, but I just got hired as well at a Kaiser hospital. You already have a great amount of experience. 19 years is a well-established experience and you might get a higher rate in the San Diego area. 

Edited by vince_reads