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School nurse pay

what is the majority of school nurse pay ? hourly or salary? In my current position I don't get vacation, snow days or holidays paid. Summers off with no pay!

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

I am salaried. On the teacher's scale. Get to pay into the teacher's retirement/pension program. I'm paid bi-weekly and over 12 months. So while I'm not paid for summer, I get paychecks.

My contract is 195 days/per school year, with a PTO pool of 8 days.

MHDNURSE, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health. Has 21 years experience.

I am the same as Jen above, only I am PT so I have fewer days of PTO. I get 3 PTO, 2 religious days and 3 sick days. Sick days carry over but not PTO.

CanIcallmymom, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nursing. Has 6 years experience.

Salary. I don't think I'm on a teacher scale because my starting pay was greater than the teacher's starting pay, but not by a lot. I pay into TRS (teacher retirement) instead of social security. We are paid over 12 months and paid once monthly.

We do not have contracts in our district, we are a charter. 187 work days/year, 5 days (40 hours) PTO yearly that is gone if you don't use it, and 5 days sick time yearly that carry over through the years if not used.

BHS Nurse

Specializes in school nurse.

That’s sounds like a great deal ! I have over 1200 kids , pre-K -8 and another nurse at the high school . She has approximately 400 kids . We share duties . We are both hourly, no pay for holidays , elearning days or summers . We would like to be on the salary / contacted scale as the teachers !

BrisketRN, BSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

I'm salaried at a private school. There is not a teacher pay scale. I'm paid my salary August to August. This school year I'll have worked 190 days, next year we have shorter beginning of the year training so it'll be 185 days. I have PTO and sick days but to be honest I have no idea how many because I usually only take off 2 days a school year.

BHS Nurse

Specializes in school nurse.

This is my first yr as a school nurse . I’ve been a nurse for 15 yrs . This probably the least I’ll ever make in one year ! I guess I didn’t realize how many days off that I would be without pay !

Keeperofbandages, LPN

Specializes in School Health. Has 7 years experience.

I am paid hourly and not paid for the summer. So I work my schools summer camp for a couple of weeks each year and make sure to save money out of each check for the summer.

SaltineQueen

Specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

I'm hourly. I do get some holidays paid.

Eleven011

Specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse. Has 20+ years experience.

I am paid hourly, but it is put into contract form - X number of school days x 7.5 hours a day = yearly pay and then divided up x 12 monthly paychecks. If I would be required to work extra or take of time without pay, they would factor that into each paycheck. I get 9 sick days and 2 personal days a year. I also pay into our state retirement system.

SaltineQueen

Specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

1 hour ago, SaltineQueen said:

I'm hourly. I do get some holidays paid.

Oh yeah... I'm only paid during the school year. I get three personal days, six sick days (I think) and a little bit of family illness time that roll into an "emergency leave" bank if I don't use them. I'm in the state retirement fund and my insurance costs me next to nothing.

BHS Nurse

Specializes in school nurse.

Where is everyone from? Indiana, Ohio? What do you think the census is then for School Nurses: Hourly or Salary??

Ginger.RN, BSN

Specializes in Trauma ICU. Has 6 years experience.

I used to be a substitute school nurse for a school district in southern ca. Pay was roughly $175 per day for 6 hours (only retirement benefits because it was subbing). Not bad but you can make more in other areas if you're concerned with pay. Honestly, it wasn't my thing but if you like working with kids its a good gig.

BHS Nurse

Specializes in school nurse.

That is pretty good for sub pay ! Yes the hours and schedule are great , but when your not working on E learning days ( snow days ) holidays or summers , it cuts your pay way down yearly ! I’m trying to just put money back so I don’t have to go back to my PRN job ! Thank you for all of your input !!

BHS Nurse

Specializes in school nurse.

If your an hourly paid school nurse, how much is the average pay? I make around 25.00 and hr. /this is my second year as a school nurse , I haven't    received a raise , but we did receive 500$ for covid bonus.I receive 7 sick days a year and 3 personal days. I approached the Administration last Spring about requesting salary, but was basically shut down. I was in contact with staff and the Health dept most of the Summer about Covid, ect. Not sure if I should persue the salary question this year again or not. We have a new administrator now! Any school nurses out there?? Your thoughts....?? 

beachynurse, ASN, BSN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 36 years experience.

I am salaried, and considered fulltime though I work 10 months contracted at 192 days per year. My pay is bi-monthly, and I have an option for pay to be distributed over 10 or 12 months. I choose the 12 month pay so I am paid over the Summer when I am not working. We get 2 personal days and 10 sick days per year. If I had to break my pay down to hourly, I make about $40.00/ hr. I've been a school nurse here for about 16 years. 

cherieRN

Specializes in School Nursing, Med-Surg.

I'm paid hourly with no pay over any school breaks or holidays. I get 3 days of PTO. Prior to COVID there was an incentive (I think $150) if you missed 0 days of work. My pay is horrible but I'm going to fight for a raise for next year's contract. 

BHS Nurse

Specializes in school nurse.

On 2/14/2020 at 11:03 AM, Eleven011 said:

I am paid hourly, but it is put into contract form - X number of school days x 7.5 hours a day = yearly pay and then divided up x 12 monthly paychecks. If I would be required to work extra or take of time without pay, they would factor that into each paycheck. I get 9 sick days and 2 personal days a year. I also pay into our state retirement system.

I don't understand that formula... I work  180 days a yr x 8 hrs =7200

then yearly pay?