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

  1. 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.
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  3. by   Bala Shark
    You can rent a decent place, one bedroom for maybe $1000-$1200 a month in a decent area in the San Francisco Bay Area..It might not be in San Francisco but the surrounding cities..
    Last edit by Bala Shark on Sep 4, '06
  4. by   MuddaMia
    I thought San Fran starting pay was closer to $40???
  5. by   nursinguy
    Quote from MuddaMia
    I thought San Fran starting pay was closer to $40???
    It is.
  6. by   NurseguyFL
    I would not accept $30 per hour. Maybe in LA, but you should definitely be able to do better than that in the Bay Area. Look around for other opportunities.
  7. by   Sheri257
    I would say no. There are other places in CA that offer that much to start with a lot lower cost of living. I would not take that offer.

    :typing
  8. by   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!
  9. by   MuddaMia
    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!
    Which hospital?? I am moving!! Is this including diffs?
  10. by   777RNThatsMe
    Me too count me in. But would someone with a family want to live in SF? Young kids...single mom...
  11. by   luilui_604
    My hourly rate includes the shift differential for working night shifts. I work for the reputable California Pacific Medical Center (Sutterhealth Affiliate) in San Francisco.
  12. by   MuddaMia
    Quote from 777RNThatsMe
    Me too count me in. But would someone with a family want to live in SF? Young kids...single mom...
    There are many family friendly areas in the Bay area...Walnut Creek, Pacifica, Marin.....
  13. by   FutureUSRN
    How much is a decent starting in SFO then to survive its COL?
  14. by   TheCommuter
    $40 to $50 hourly is decent money to work as an RN in San Francisco. I would not accept $30 to work in SF as an RN because I know of LVNs who work in the San Francisco Bay area at pay rates of $27 to $30 hourly.

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