Pay Rate - page 3

by christinachamnong 5,882 Views | 37 Comments

I was just wondering what the pay rate in So. Cali would be? I am an RN with 3 years of experience working in a major NYC hospital. Currently our pay rate is $38/hr as a base rate even for new graduates. Is the Cali pay rate... Read More


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    I have an interview with Sharp in a few weeks for an ortho unit. Another poster stated sharp, scripps, and uscd with my 5 years experience would be 38-45. Anyone have specific information about Sharp so I'm prepared to discuss it during my interview? Thanks! Also what is night shift diff like?
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    "Extremely far" and "middle of nowhere" seem to be exaggerations to me.

    Just did a quick Google Maps search and see that Brentwood is < 1 hr from Oakland, San Leandro, Walnut Creek, etc. (pretty much anywhere east bay). Only says it's an hour and 15 from San Jose. Though not "Bay Area", Brentwood is also within an hour of Tracy, Stockton, and Sacramento.

    I suppose it's all relative.
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    Quote from christinachamnong
    Thanks for the info Mclennan! I am looking to move to California from New York. I have a BSN as my second degree. Prior to this I was a financial analyst and majored in econ and bio as an undergrad. I worked one year on a telemetry unit as a new grad, and spent the last two years working on a renal/liver transplant unit. So I guess I'm looking for a position as a staff RN within a hospital since that is where my experience lies. I was just wondering if I will be able to find a job that will be able to pay well enough to keep me afloat with my student loans and living expenses. Do you happen to know which area in Cali pays the best? Thanks!
    Do you even care to ask about specific areas you're considering living, or just what area pays the best?
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    Quote from -AO-
    "Extremely far" and "middle of nowhere" seem to be exaggerations to me.

    Just did a quick Google Maps search and see that Brentwood is < 1 hr from Oakland, San Leandro, Walnut Creek, etc. (pretty much anywhere east bay). Only says it's an hour and 15 from San Jose. Though not "Bay Area", Brentwood is also within an hour of Tracy, Stockton, and Sacramento.

    I suppose it's all relative.
    Jennafez and madelynsmom apparently have some point they are trying to make. However, both of them do nothing more than exaggerate and make claims that simply aren't true. I'm guessing they over paid for their homes and feel the need to justify it. I'm done trying to argue with them, nevertheless. Can't argue with people that throw out facts and have no truth to them.

    Btw, I googled the time from Brentwood to Pleasanton and it said the drive would take 45 minutes, not "literally 70 minutes."
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    Quote from jennafezz

    that's cause brentwood is in the middle of nowhere and most people living there have to commute extremely far to work..
    Yep. Nothing around Brentwood, right? Just in the middle of nowhere!! Glad you said that. I was beginning to think the movie theatre and all the restaurants I saw were real. Thanks for clearing that up.
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    everyone has a personal preference as to the farthest east in the bay area they'd be comfortable living. brentwood is just farther than my preference. i feel that there's not enough going on there. and the "70 minutes to pleasanton" is extremely real in traffic, which would affect any day shift worker, as commute traffic to brentwood is terrible. i think the main point here is whether or not the bay area is expensive, and i think we agree that the farther away you live, the cheaper it is.
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    Less about commutes and communities and more about what the op actually asked please.
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    Quote from Oakley44
    Less about commutes and communities and more about what the op actually asked please.
    In case you haven't noticed no one is willing to post numbers, obviously. We are not preventing people from saying what they pay; they simply are not posting their numbers. Its a common theme. If anything we are keeping this post fresh and at the top. You're welcome.
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    Quote from Oakley44
    Less about commutes and communities and more about what the op actually asked please.
    I'll bite.

    To the OP: I apologize in advance if I've mistakenly interpreted your questions. If I have, please rephrase and clarify. However, when anyone asks "...which area in Cali pays the best", it comes across like you are only seeking high pay, as opposed to asking about a specific region you're interested in moving to (such as how you phrased your question initially).

    Which is it? Are you interested in moving to SoCal as you initially asked (and you'd like to find out about pay ranges in that area), or are you only interested in moving where the pay is "the best" as you stated? Why do you specifically want to come out to CA at all (besides pay)? Have you even ever visited CA?
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    The OP is a nurse with 3 years experience in nursing thinking about relocating to California and wanted an idea of what the pay in California and what the nurse patient ratios are.

    I am sure the discussion of the surrounding communities is helpful to the op but as we ALL KNOW it's location, location, location.....what one person considers in the boonies another will find it a metropolis.

    Allnurses promotes
    the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite. We also ask members to please refrain from name-calling. This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread. Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks. We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.

    Our call is to be supportive, not divisive.
    Lets be respectful and stick to the topic please or the thread will be closed and points assigned


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