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Moonlighting Wages

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by Winged Scapula, Apr 15, 2007.

How much do you make moonlighting?

Poll closed Jun 14, 2007.
  1. Hospital based: $25-$50/hr

    5 vote(s)
  2. Hospital-based: $51-$75/hr

    11 vote(s)
  3. Hospital-based: $76-$100/hr

    10 vote(s)
  4. Hospital-based: > $101/hr

    5 vote(s)
  5. Urgent Care/Outpatient: $25-$50/hr

    0 vote(s)
  6. Urgent Care/Outpatient: $51-$75/hr

    7 vote(s)
  7. Urgent Care/Outpatient: $76-$100/hr

    4 vote(s)
  8. Urgent Care/Outpatient: > $101/hr

    0 vote(s)
  9. Other (please specify)

    9 vote(s)
  1. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    I'm interested in hearing what those of you who moonlight make on an hourly basis. The place where I moonlight hasn't raised its wages in as long as I can remember (7 years) and I wonder if we're being underpaid.
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  3. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat Administrator Physician PhD 10+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    A fibrotic stroma
    We have a few moonlighting options in-house and a new one coming up that's outside but kind of in-house (a new long-term care hospital in the area). VA weekend night coverage (admits up to 8 patients and cross-covers 2 teams - up to 32 patients) pays $60 an hour for a 12-hour shift. Nights in the BMT unit pays $70-75 an hour for a 12 hour shift. The long-term care hospital offers $500 for a 12 hour weekend or night shift.
  4. vent

    vent Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    I know hospital based 75-80/h may be from 4-12 shifts
  5. gwen

    gwen Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 25, 2002
    i sit on my a$$ for 12 hours (its really boring), and get paid $60/hour for goint to rapid responses (very rare, 1, maybe 3 times a day) and reading PICC line films once in a while, i do NO admissions.

    i thought about going for a higher paying moonlighting job, but i didn't want to work.
  6. Bernardo_11

    Bernardo_11 I like Popeye's Chicken. Physician 10+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Somewhere in the Pacific
    At a local hospital, I do call for $50 an hour... 12 hour shifts... but there's really not much to this call. I get to do a lot of reading :)

    When I do locums for clinics.. I charge $250 per half day.
  7. jashanley

    jashanley Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2002
    Urgent Care Outside ED. $80/hr -- 10 hour shift
    In-house medicine call $65/hr -- 14 hour shift
  8. kungfufishing

    kungfufishing Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2003
  9. Mumpu

    Mumpu Burninator, MD 5+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    $1000 for a 12-hour inhouse shift.
  10. cdow18

    cdow18 New Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    Urgent Care $50/hr - three hour shifts during the week and 6 or 9 hour shifts on the weekend.

    We also have a contract with a rehab hospital that we cover at night. 7-7. Get paid $450. Really don't to do a whole lot. Read a few xrays upon arrival verying tube placements and run an occasional code. For the most part it's sleeping for dollars
  11. drtx

    drtx 5+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    $90/hour in the Cardiothoracic ICU. In house call- 12 hour shifts.:)
  12. ajce9

    ajce9 Banned Banned

    Mar 31, 2007

    Over the last five years in my area the wages have not gone up either.

    I would say that when you moonlight you get paid the equivalant of if you were an attending adjusted to an hourly basis. That is true where I am.

    I've seen moonlighting ER jobs for as much as 130/hr in some rural areas. But with that comes the pitfalls of a rural ER.

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