Adequate pay for work?

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Adequate pay for work?

Postby buffsrule » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:54 am

Looking for imput, we are running fairly consistenly 5 pts-2 techs, plus participating in research, staging/scoring & running the reports and training local students who are doing clinicals for their psg program, we make on avg for registered tech $20/hr. Over/under paid or just right?
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Postby A New Convert » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:59 pm

Depends on experience but that's probably reasonable if not a touch on the low side IMO. Depends on COL in Stl though
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Postby K-sey Complex » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Hold on to that job. You quit and you may never see $20 again. Those techs you are training? They will gladly take your job for $16. Go ahead and ask them.
If you are doing research you probably don't work in an apnea factory so therefore you might be spared the upcoming layoffs. I'd hold on to that $20 tightly.
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Postby somnus diabolus » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:38 pm

Looks like it is low based on the link below. Keep in mind, however, that these figures will be going down over the next few years. Also, it is a median figure, so experience level has to be accounted for.

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Cer ... y#by_State[url][/url]
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Postby buffsrule » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:57 am

Minimum of 4 years exp, RPSGT's
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Postby somnus diabolus » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:04 am

I'd do some research, and print out some salary info, and present it to your boss. They may not know what you should be getting paid. I'd negotiate solo though.
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Postby MrBig » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:49 am

Yeah, do that and enjoy not having a paycheck.
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Postby somnus diabolus » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:30 am

MrBig wrote:Yeah, do that and enjoy not having a paycheck.
For asking for a raise? Man, I don't know where you work, but where I work, they would NEVER fire me for asking for a raise.
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Postby A New Convert » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:18 am

somnus diabolus wrote:
MrBig wrote:Yeah, do that and enjoy not having a paycheck.
For asking for a raise? Man, I don't know where you work, but where I work, they would NEVER fire me for asking for a raise.


They'd laugh at you... but not fire you :)
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Postby somnonaut » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:45 am

That is a sorry state of affairs if the employer has so much control over the employee that the employee cannot ask for a raise. It is times and situations such as these that power changes hands rapidly.
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Postby burchab1 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:35 pm

Buff, that salary is very dependent on where. Here where I am that is very low, but in some states that is too high so look around and see what everyone else is paying. Remember when you look at hospital labs they usually have a base and then night and shift differencials. I was at one hospital where my shift diff was around $7 an hour so that will skew your numbers.
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Postby SpindleMe » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:09 am

For the Midwest, StL specifically, I would ask for a raise, there is a division of labs here, hospital/ university affiliated that are "good labs" then there are tech mills that pay wayyyyy less. I know for a fact that if you are running the 5/2 ratio plus training plus research ( are you scoring/staging all studies and generating reports too) that you have some bargaining space, if it's a "good lab" then I would say $22- 25 and hour would be about right for the area you are in.
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Postby K-sey Complex » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:48 pm

Why wouldn't this question come with at least a region you are from? A state would be much more helpful. There is no possible way you could get an answer worth anything. Why ask the question when you know the answer is 100% dependent on where you live?? :-s
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Postby buffsrule » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:17 am

Midwest region, and I understand that pay varies by region i.e, job listing in So Cal showing their minimum starting is @ 33.50 an hour. Looking to get a feel for workload vs compensation
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Postby Gizmo » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:51 am

Buff, imo you're underpaid and should be making at least $25/hr. As far as the comment about the students you are training who will work for $16/hr ....... THEY CAN'T DO YOUR JOB (yet) and it will take them quite awhile before they can.
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