pay rates in California (pre-and post tax) - page 2

hello, i was reading post from here and found something interesting. i live here in san diego, california and about to take nclex this coming march. if i will be lucky, next thing is, i need to find... Read More

  1. by   C0in3d
    Quote from Bonny619
    I know nurses in San Diego who started around 29 and within a year are up to 35 per hour.
    What type of nurses are they?
  2. by   puresass
    the reason for the big difference in starting pay between san diego & sf is the "sunshine tax". we (will once we graduate) get paid less because we choose to live in the beautiful weather in san diego.

    the only starting pay i'm sure of in san diego is $26/hour at sharp, but the pay goes up quickly once you've been there a short while.
  3. by   dijaqrn
    Salaries are higher in Northern Ca. esp Bay area due to the cost of living as Suzanne said. As of April 1st a new grad will start at $61,000 a year at an LA County facility. Salaries are MUCH higher with years of experience and this is upper midrange for LA. They are recruiting extensively. You can pm me if you are interested.San Diego salaries are lower despite the recent increases in the cost of living there because the have an abundance of military wives who are RNs and willing to work for less. Good luck!!!!!!!!
  4. by   m_chatelaine
    Where do you work? I am planning to find a new area to move to in California? The highest pay I can find in $30/hour. I'm still looking around. Can you recommend any hospitals.
  5. by   m_chatelaine
    Let me know where they are recruiting. I am experienced and looking for a new place to work anywhere in CA. Thanks!
  6. by   dijaqrn
    WWW.LADHS.ORG WILL LET YOU LINK TO ALL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES HOSPITALS, CLINICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH.... DON'T USE THE ONLINE APP PROCESS, IT TAKES FOREVEVER. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SOMETHING LET ME KNOW AND I'LL TELL YOU WHERE TO APPLY. GOOD LUCK.
  7. by   elisabeth
    I'm not even in school yet, but I found this at the California Nurses Association website. It's the contract summary for Kaiser Permanente nurses from 2006 for Sacramento and Bay Area nurses.

    http://www.calnurses.org/facilities-...mmary_0906.pdf
  8. by   NurseguyFL
    Quote from Bonny619
    I know nurses in San Diego who started around 29 and within a year are up to 35 per hour.
    San Diego isn't particularly known to be a high-paying area for nurses. I would say that $35 an hour there is very good. And, yes, the $70 per hour is possible---not as a straight rate, but it is possible to get up there with shift diffs and OT.
  9. by   Leilah75_RN
    35 an hour thats is already more than sweet once my husband moves out from military, we maybe able to find higher paying job in a less expensive city:P
  10. by   rnanm
    I live in the Central region of California. The cost of living is extremely high and houses start around $350,000 and up. Condos go for $300,000 minimum. The salaries of nurses have not kept up with the cost of living. Currently new grads are starting around $23/hr. All hospitals are owned by the same company so there is little hope of competition.
    Good luck in your search.
  11. by   arys1075
    Im from AZ, Im curious of moving to Calif to work as OR nurse. We receive here between $25-30/hr. Which place in Calif is giving higher pay rate? Which hospital is also called a magnet hospital? Any reply is much appreciated.
  12. by   Leilah75_RN
    I have been reading some of the threads here about salary scales and often they say that SF is one of the highest pay rates. but the downside is, it is one of the most expensive area to live in... some says it ranges from $35-$45-$70 depending on experience and stuff...
  13. by   Leilah75_RN
    Quote from arys1075
    Im from AZ, Im curious of moving to Calif to work as OR nurse. We receive here between $25-30/hr. Which place in Calif is giving higher pay rate? Which hospital is also called a magnet hospital? Any reply is much appreciated.
    my friend works as a travel nurse in AZ and she said shes been paid $42/hr + OT plus $10,000 sign on bonus for 2 years. its been her 2 years and 5 months in the USA and she was able to buy a 3 br house by herself... not bad huh?

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