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Not another salary/moonlighting/locums rate thread

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by xavier2000, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. xavier2000

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    Ok I lied. It is about rates.

    Last thread few months ago said 100-150/hr too low for BC/BE.

    I did locums for a bit at $175/hr with an 8 hr guarantee before my FT gig opened.

    Mountain time zone metro area - adult inpatient with 15-20 beds. Rounding, admits, and pager.....for Fri PM to Mon AM (60 hours) and Sat AM to Sun PM (36 hours) what would be reasonable?

    I would have a few hours vehicle travel and hotel to cover as well.
     
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  3. splik

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    they should cover your hotel. that cost should not be factored into the rate they can write off the cost on taxes. time spent traveling is irrelevant. the cost of travel may be tax deductible or you could ask for a standard mileage claim. i used to insist on this when i moonlighted further afield - preferably they should book the hotel rather than you claiming the money back later. also whether you're BC/BE is irrelevant. the work is the same, they may choose to exploit residents etc but round my way residents can often expect the same moonlighting rates as fully qualified psychiatrists. For long stints like this, an hourly rate doesn't make sense, its going to be a flat rate. I would say $7-8k for the sat-sun shift.
     
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  4. xavier2000

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    You think 7-8k for the 36 hours Sat AM to Sun PM is reasonable? Basically saying it is 200 per hr on the clock. I understand getting a bit of a premium for the weekend, but I would assume 15-20 of those hours I will be twiddling my thumbs. Not that I wouldn't mind 200 per to twiddle thumbs.

    Thanks for the insight.
     
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    How reasonable is it to fill a schedule with these hours (or strictly locums @ 150-175) every week for 46 wks a year? Essentially 40-60 hrs/week pure locums..
     
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    36 hour shift - $4k
    60 hour shift - $7k

    I believe those numbers are fair and reasonable. Many of the hours will be sleeping assuming the unit doesn’t empty every Thursday.
     
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    Why are you listed as premed? What year are you?
     
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  9. xavier2000

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    Moonlighting while I apply.
     
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    Apply for what?
     

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