Is US30 per hour in San Francisco a good starting salary? - page 3

I am being offered $30 per hour in San Francisco, is that ok or not? I am not familiar with the cost of living in SFO.... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    The pay is low because the hospital is going to pay for all the immigration expenses, that's what I am thinking.
    Sorry, but they are giving you the royal screw. And is it thru an agency or direct hire? There is not a facility in the BAY Area that is paying that.

    Immigration costs are about $5000 range total, you will be paying 700% interest on that. Please do the math.

    And I hope that you did not sign for that.
  2. by   FutureUSRN
    never signed-up any contract yet...I am yet to be interviewed by the one you referred...
  3. by   florencenightingale
    Hi, Suzanne.

    I am being offered a job in a Skilled Nursing Facility in Oakland, California for $29/hour, and I thought that the rate is okay. But reading through this thread makes my hair stand on end!!! I'ts a good thing that I haven't signed anything yet. The direct hire agency is offering to pay all costs directly related to my immigrant petition, but I will be solely responisble for paying the legal fees of my family. The agreement is good for 2 1/2 years. And if I fail to complete the 2 1/2 years, I will be required to pay back all the costs incurred by the agency. But no specific amount was mentioned.

    Also, a friend offered to help me land a job in CPMC in San Francisco. Now I have an idea on how much I should be getting per hour, and if it's less than what you guys are stating here in this thread I might as well decline the offer.

    Allnurses.com is a life saver! :angel2:
  4. by   florencenightingale
    Quote from luilui_604
    I am working at the most competitive paying hospital in San Francisco, and I started at $47/hr as a GN last year. Since then, i have had 3 raises and now making $51/ hr. $30/hr is definately not a competitive rate -- keep looking!
    Hi, Luilui_604!

    Is CPMC sponsoring Nurses for Immigrant visa?

    Thanks
  5. by   FutureUSRN
    Hi! Is that the same one that will give you a raise to $35 after six mos of working?
  6. by   florencenightingale
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    Hi! Is that the same one that will give you a raise to $35 after six mos of working?
    I don't know if it's the same agency/facility. They haven't told me anything about a raise after six months
  7. by   FutureUSRN
    I've seen the contract but never signed it yet. It was also from Oakland but the work is in SFO.

    There is a provision for a raise to $35 after six mos but even then, is it enough to say "I'll sign"?
  8. by   ustegrl
    Quote from florencenightingale
    Hi, Luilui_604!

    Is CPMC sponsoring Nurses for Immigrant visa?

    Thanks
    Hi Im currently working in CPMC, SF too. Unfortunately they do not offer sponsorship right now. Although they used to. Not sure how long ago. Why don't you try UCSF or SF General Hospital? They offer sponsorship for working visa.
  9. by   ustegrl
    Quote from florencenightingale

    I am being offered a job in a Skilled Nursing Facility in Oakland, California for $29/hour, and I thought that the rate is okay. But reading through this thread makes my hair stand on end!!! I'ts a good thing that I haven't signed anything yet. The direct hire agency is offering to pay all costs directly related to my immigrant petition, but I will be solely responisble for paying the legal fees of my family. The agreement is good for 2 1/2 years. And if I fail to complete the 2 1/2 years, I will be required to pay back all the costs incurred by the agency. But no specific amount was mentioned.

    Also, a friend offered to help me land a job in CPMC in San Francisco. Now I have an idea on how much I should be getting per hour, and if it's less than what you guys are stating here in this thread I might as well decline the offer.

    Allnurses.com is a life saver! :angel2:

    Hi! CPMC is a good hospital to start with. The starting pay rate for new grads is around $40 an hour. I could refer you to my manager if you need help.

    jamila
  10. by   florencenightingale
    Quote from ustegrl
    Hi Im currently working in CPMC, SF too. Unfortunately they do not offer sponsorship right now. Although they used to. Not sure how long ago. Why don't you try UCSF or SF General Hospital? They offer sponsorship for working visa.
    Can you tell me where these hospitals are located so I can go there personally and apply? Thanks.
  11. by   ustegrl
    Quote from florencenightingale
    Can you tell me where these hospitals are located so I can go there personally and apply? Thanks.
    If I were you, just go to their respective websites and apply online or email your resume to the nurse recruiter. Its gonna save you time, money and effort. Then wait for their call.

    If you are a new grad or first time working in US i find this site very helpful---> www.aftercollege.com or go straight to ---> https://www.aftercollege.com/groups/...70095503&fct=1
    Last edit by ustegrl on Sep 20, '06
  12. by   florencenightingale
    Quote from ustegrl
    If I were you, just go to their respective websites and apply online or email your resume to the nurse recruiter. Its gonna save you time, money and effort. Then wait for their call.

    If you are a new grad or first time working in US i find this site very helpful---> www.aftercollege.com or go straight to ---> https://www.aftercollege.com/groups/...70095503&fct=1
    Thanks

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