Setting a minimum rate could limit the earning power of athletic trainers. That minimum rate could, in effect, also become the maximum rate. Organizations posting shifts could potentially see no reason to post above the minimum. The reason being, we must have a minimum rate because we know ATs will work for that minimum rate.
The best way to drive rates up is to not take any job that you feel is undervaluing your services as healthcare professional. In essence, low rate shifts won’t get picked up, higher rate shifts will.
Behind the scenes, when low rates get posted, we do reach out to the EO and suggest they raise their rate, or risk not securing an AT for their event. Sometimes they listen, sometimes they don’t.
We don’t actively promote low rates, or put any extra marketing effort behind them. We just simply put it out there and let the AT decide