Current hourly wage LA area

  1. 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 not getting ripped off. One recruiter said 27-40 before diffs, but for the cost of living I am thinking the 20s is crazy low.
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  3. by   rnbay2017
    UCLA hires new grads at 43/hr.
  4. by   babeinboots
    I got a new grad position starting at $44 an hour but was also offered positions starting at $32-35 an hour before diffs and $37-40 after diffs. My friend who lives in Orange County said one hospital offered $29 before diffs.
  5. by   2017Kokomo
    Just wondering if anyone could add wage info for nursing homes? Thanks
  6. by   babeinboots
    Sorry no nursing home info but I do know that DaVita dialysis clinics starts new grads at $32 base pay but as long as you work a 12 hour shift it averages to around $37 after diffs. They are always hiring new grads.
  7. by   Wolf at the Door
    I would ask for 50 minimum.
  8. by   Sweet charm
    Nursing home 31 an hour plus bonuses
    Quote from 2017Kokomo
    Just wondering if anyone could add wage info for nursing homes? Thanks
  9. by   NickiLaughs
    The recruiter is low balling you. New grads were making 30$ an hour 5 years ago. With your experience I'd be demanding 48 to 50$ an hour base. LA is too expensive for those wages though
  10. by   shibaowner
    Quote from NickiLaughs
    The recruiter is low balling you. New grads were making 30$ an hour 5 years ago. With your experience I'd be demanding 48 to 50$ an hour base. LA is too expensive for those wages though
    $48 to $50 an hour is over $100K a year. I don't think a new grad BSN is going to get that. And you are deluded if you think you can't live on $100K a year in LA.
  11. by   babeinboots
    Quote from shibaowner
    $48 to $50 an hour is over $100K a year. I don't think a new grad BSN is going to get that. And you are deluded if you think you can't live on $100K a year in LA.
    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.
  12. by   SquishyRN
    My $36.88/hr before differentials is starting to look laughable... and I'll be at my place of employment 3 years next month. But some things are worth more than money.
  13. by   Tajin
    Quote from SquishyRN
    My $36.88/hr before differentials is starting to look laughable... and I'll be at my place of employment 3 years next month. But some things are worth more than money.
    Do you work at a smaller community hospital?
  14. by   shibaowner
    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.
    You are right. My bad.

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