New Grad leaving NYC RN jobs to pursue CALI job? - page 2

by kobebryant 4,048 Views | 29 Comments

I graduated in Jan 2012. Currently, I work full time in two of the nations top hospital and I get a day off the week. I'm happy about the salary though because I have a lot of school loans... and I don't feel burnt out like... Read More


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    Forgot to answer your question. Pay in Ca depends on where you live. Northern Ca pays $50-60 base while southern Ca pays $30-40 base. Also depends on how much you will be offered for your exp. The job market is tough here. After you get 2-3 yrs exp I would suggest taking a travel assignment. Hospitals often hire travelers.
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    Quote from kobebryant

    I work two jobs at night shift so if you take that into account they are both around 90000 each. Which is pretty average for new grads here
    Your completely dramatizing base salary. New grads with BSN on average start at 78,000 and that's day shift full time at a hospital .
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    I'm just amazed that you were able to land two full-time critical care jobs at two different top hospitals in NY as a new grad; I'm assuming they don't know you work elsewhere. That's awesome though.
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    Quote from bTRUE
    Your completely dramatizing base salary. New grads with BSN on average start at 78,000 and that's day shift full time at a hospital .
    Keep in mind that the OP lives and works in NYC, which has a staggering cost of living. Therefore, healthcare facilities there must pay staff nurses far above the national average so they'll be able to afford the sky-high rents and housing prices.

    In other words, I do not think the OP is dramatizing or making up his base salary at all.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Keep in mind that the OP lives and works in NYC, which has a staggering cost of living. Therefore, healthcare facilities there must pay staff nurses far above the national average so they'll be able to afford the sky-high rents and housing prices.

    In other words, I do not think the OP is dramatizing or making up his base salary at all.
    I live in NY , interviewed with a top NYC hospital and they discussed base pay with me which was 79,000 days. Also I know manyyy ppl that work for a top cancer hospital in NYC where base salary is 78,000 ... Night differential for both is pretty good but not 90,000 good. Please give me a break. A lot of the hospitals in the city base all their pay off years of experience.
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    Oh and by the way ... The top notch hospitals in NYC also provide affordable housing to their employees . For not so extravagant cost of living
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    bTRUE what if he is getting paid ~90K Why do you care and mind so much? You relax and give him a break
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    Quote from bTRUE
    I live in NY , interviewed with a top NYC hospital and they discussed base pay with me which was 79,000 days. Also I know manyyy ppl that work for a top cancer hospital in NYC where base salary is 78,000 ... Night differential for both is pretty good but not 90,000 good. Please give me a break. A lot of the hospitals in the city base all their pay off years of experience.
    If you were offered 79,000 for days, wouldn't 90,000 on nights sound feasible?
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    Quote from EMEddie
    bTRUE what if he is getting paid ~90K Why do you care and mind so much? You relax and give him a break
    I don't care what he makes. But he made a statement saying that the average RN new grad makes 90k which is totally over dramatized
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    Quote from RNewbie
    If you were offered 79,000 for days, wouldn't 90,000 on nights sound feasible?
    Depends on where one works and exactly what one does. I made 50K working nights in NYC 20 years ago, and that wasn't even in nursing but computers which doesn't pay as well. I was right out of school too.

    So 90K for nights nowadays is possible, IMO. But again, 90K doesn't go far in a town where renting a shoebox of an apartment will put you out 2-3K a month, and that's WITHOUT utilities.


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