What are PCT/PCA pay rates in your area? - page 2

I plan to work as a PCA while competing my pre-nursing classes. What is the average starting wage for PCAs in your area? Anybody know what the average pay in NJ is? Thank you!... Read More

  1. by   wantmyBSN
    I make 15.90 now 7-3pm (nurse tech) no experience besides me having a bachelors and working in the hospital kitchen for a year.
    After 3pm the differental is 17.90 and if OT then its the 17.90 time and a half.

    Oh this is NY as well
  2. by   blackvans1234
    Local Catholic hospital pays 12.50/hr for PCT's. Differential is +1.25 for eve and +1.75 for night. +.50 for weekend shifts. This is a level 2 trauma center

    Hospital a mile down the road pays around 16 and has a nursing union. Not a trauma center.
  3. by   Jayblade0
    At my hospital in New York City is 20/hr plus 2.50 night differential.
  4. by   ThePrincessBride
    Wow, I feel like a lowly paid servant compared to some of you!
  5. by   Stephalump
    Our local hospitals are starting PCAs at $10/hour. Psych facilities are closer to $13/hr.
  6. by   quietstorm212
    Which hospital is this paying pct $20 and hour and do they hire new grads??? I was thinking of taking patient care tech course Or medical assisting. I'm currently working as a home health aide live in .
  7. by   erikarose
    starting 13.09 with 1.50 added for nights and 2.50 for weekends.....4 for night weekends....in CT
  8. by   besaangel
    $10.45 for Home Health and around $13.00+ for Hospital-based
  9. by   besaangel
    Quote from besaangel
    $10.45 for Home Health and around $13.00+ for Hospital-based
    This is in Delaware
  10. by   CarlyBelle
    I'm a little disappointed, I have read so many decent well-paid PCT's on here but here in New York I just started my CNA 4 day internship and I was lucky enough to land on a floor where the nurses were very helpful and we got to talk a lot about the field. Before I left for home I was able to ask one of the CNA's more about the job because I wanted an idea of what the pay was like (since I was able to see and experience how tough being a CNA can be).

    She told me "You start off with $8/hr maybe $9 and if you're lucky maybe even $10". I told her I did the ekg and phlebotomy which will mean I'd be a PCT. Her response was the same, told me that without any experience being a PCT doesn't matter, I'd get paid the same.

    I had been researching online for a good while now and I was sure that $12/hr would be the least to start off with as a PCT in NY.

    I am attending the Jewish Home Hospital in the Bronx. So maybe this was just this CNA's experience according to the location.

    All I have to say is that with just one day of hands on "practice" I was able to experience that it's a tough job at times, $8/hr in NYC doesn't make up for the hard work.
  11. by   CVUNurse
    Wow. Hospital in WV and mine is 8.10 with .90 differential.
  12. by   CVUNurse
    I just posted mine and hadn't seen yours yet Mine is low, because cost of living, etc. is lower where I live. That seems awfully short-changed in NY. I hope things work out for you, and hopefully with experience you will find a position with better pay.
  13. by   carsm3
    I'm in Jacksonville, Florida and make $12.40 an hour plus my 15% shift differential (I work 7p-7a) so comes out to $14.26. I was offered a job at Mayo Clinic, but the pay is significantly less there then at my current hospital. I believe they told be starting was 11.99.