Current hourly wage LA area - page 2

Hi there! Just moved to the area and I am not sure what the going rate is. I am an RN, BSN with 7 years acute care experience. What should I be looking for? I need a starting point to make sure I am... Read More

  1. by   SquishyRN
    Quote from Tajin
    Do you work at a smaller community hospital?
    Nope. Large level I trauma center.
  2. by   MJB2010
    Any hospitals or systems to avoid?
  3. by   Sarah Holly
    What is differentials? I'm waiting for nursing school letter, and trying to learn from now how the pay for nurses work, the language, and real life schedule. Thank you!
  4. by   babeinboots
    Quote from Sarah Holly
    What is differentials? I'm waiting for nursing school letter, and trying to learn from now how the pay for nurses work, the language, and real life schedule. Thank you!
    Differentials are additional pay you receive for working evenings, nights, or weekend shifts. I've seen anywhere from $3-$7 extra an hour for working night shift and $1-$3 extra an hour for working on the weekend. It varies by Hospital or facility.

    Good luck in nursing school!
  5. by   outriton
    You can find the current pay table for UCLA here:

    http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia....nuary-2017.pdf

    This is currently being renegotiated for the next 3-year contract to start in January 2018.
  6. by   Sarah Holly
    Thank you for taking the time and energy to reply. :-)
  7. by   Sarah Holly
    Wow, new nurses get paid well... What's a Nurse anesthesis SR? Is the Status for senior? ... I know what a CRNA is, but what is the sr?
  8. by   NickiLaughs
    OP has 7 years experience...isn't a new grad. One CAN live in LA on those wages, but they aren't going to be living a glamorous life. Average person has a car payment and combine that with easily 1800 to 2k rent that eats up most of one biweekly check. I DID live in southern California and for the cost of living, it was very hard. I did also have a one income household due to an ill husband and am quite aware my situation is not the average. Most people fall somewhere in the middle.

    Yes you can live in LA on 50$ an hour, but no you aren't going to be "rolling in dough."
  9. by   MJB2010
    Quote from outriton
    You can find the current pay table for UCLA here:

    http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia....nuary-2017.pdf

    This is currently being renegotiated for the next 3-year contract to start in January 2018.
    Thank you this is super helpful!
  10. by   MJB2010
    Do case managers get paid more or less than hospital nurses? Its for a medical facility full of offices not a hospital. M-F type job.
  11. by   hopefulkim99
    Quote from babeinboots
    The OP is not a new grad and can totally expect to make $48-$50/hr. I was offered a position as a new grad starting at $44/hr. I'll be making between $48-$50 an hour after night and weekend diffs. It may not be super common but those positions are definitely available to new grads if they know where to look.
    Just curious. .if you don't mind sharing. ..what hospital did you get hired at, or do you recommend new grads apply?

    Not a new grad still applying for schools. Thank you!
  12. by   Shane505
    Quote from babeinboots
    The OP is not a new grad and can totally expect to make $48-$50/hr. I was offered a position as a new grad starting at $44/hr. I'll be making between $48-$50 an hour after night and weekend diffs. It may not be super common but those positions are definitely available to new grads if they know where to look.
    How many beds does the hospital have that gave you the new grad position at $44/hr? Is that Kaiser? That sounds high. I thought L.A hospitals starts at $39/hr.
  13. by   bikebro
    Quote from Shane505
    How many beds does the hospital have that gave you the new grad position at $44/hr? Is that Kaiser? That sounds high. I thought L.A hospitals starts at $39/hr.
    UCLA is just over $43 base but others are down at $37.

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