$23/hr office nursing

  1. 0 Hi! I'm a semi new grad ASN RN with 1 month SNF experience who just got an offer in the Sacramento area doctor office for $23/hr with the possibility of topping out at 26/hr after a year or so. Am I wrong or is that really low? Thanks!
  2. Visit  aphillipi profile page

    About aphillipi

    From 'Dallas, TX'; Joined Oct '10; Posts: 23; Likes: 6.

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  3. Visit  perioddrama profile page
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    Hi! I'm a semi new grad ASN RN with 1 month SNF experience who just got an offer in the Sacramento area doctor office for $23/hr with the possibility of topping out at 26/hr after a year or so. Am I wrong or is that really low? Thanks!
    A job's a job! It shall pay the bills.

    $26 is not too low. I think CHLA starts their new grad in the high $20s... and that's the prestigious Children's Hospital of LA.
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  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    A Doctors office? That is good pay.
  5. Visit  HollywoodDiva profile page
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    Pretty low but doctors offices will always try to pay you less than they should.
  6. Visit  ssaarraahh profile page
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    I applied and interviewed at a doctors office and the starting pay there was only $18/hour, so I think $23/hour is actually good.
  7. Visit  floydpink profile page
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    Hi aphillipi,

    That is a fair pay for a doctor's office. Im just curious, how much SNF pays you?
  8. Visit  35Nurse profile page
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    I personally think that $23/hr is insulting HOWEVER it is better then nothing. I have been working in a SNF for 3 weeks making $30 and was just offered a hospital position starting at $53/hr, day shift with ADN degree. The first job I accepted was in a clinic making $21/hr, I quit on my 3rd shift. I felt I was selling myself short and it was the best decision I've made. Gool luck
  9. Visit  perioddrama profile page
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    Quote from 35Nurse
    I personally think that $23/hr is insulting HOWEVER it is better then nothing. I have been working in a SNF for 3 weeks making $30 and was just offered a hospital position starting at $53/hr, day shift with ADN degree. The first job I accepted was in a clinic making $21/hr, I quit on my 3rd shift. I felt I was selling myself short and it was the best decision I've made. Gool luck
    Geeze.$53/hr? What city do you work in? I should flock on over there.
  10. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Keep in mind two things: $23/hr is better than unemployment, and you are a new grad so it's not as though you have the luxury to pick and choose your jobs--or the negotiating power to angle for a better rate.

    Take the offer and start earning money and experience. Besides, unless medical practice nursing is your desired specialty, no one says that you can't keep looking for other jobs while you're there.
  11. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Quote from perioddrama
    Geeze.$53/hr? What city do you work in? I should flock on over there.

    If this poster is in Cali, $53/hr doesn't go quite as far as you think, especially given the cost of living out here. Housing can eat up $1500-2000/mo or even more by itself, and don't forget utilities, food, transportation, etc.
  12. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from aphillipi
    Hi! I'm a semi new grad ASN RN with 1 month SNF experience who just got an offer in the Sacramento area doctor office for $23/hr with the possibility of topping out at 26/hr after a year or so. Am I wrong or is that really low? Thanks!
    Hundreds, if not thousands, of new grads would either kill or be killed to receive any type of nursing job offer in the Sacramento area at any rate of pay. The truth is that it is a very difficult area for finding employment due to the lack of nursing jobs. I would accept the offer and see where it may lead.
  13. Visit  cobee profile page
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    I applied to an adult day care health center and the pay was $23/hr for new grads. I'm currently working registry and I get paid $25/hr split because I'm a new grad and its a psych clinic. I'm happy with it though. Think about it as a stepping stone to gather experience so you can get that $40+ per hour job!
  14. Visit  35Nurse profile page
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    I work in the east bay. I have many classmates that got hired in the north bay and they make just slightly less then me. From what I hear, Kaiser pays the most. Even with the cost of living in California I live very comfortably. Don't sell yourself short but also don't set your expectations too high. You will eventually get what you are looking for


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