Starting Pay for New Grads RN's in Southern CA - page 2

HI All, I was curious to know if anyone could tell me what the starting pay is for new grad nurses in souther ca. More specifically Kaiser or any other hospitals in the South Bay? Thank you... Read More

  1. Visit  ks1773 profile page
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    VA Long Beach new grad
    Critical Care (ICU/ER)

    Starting ~$35.00/hr (+3.50 night diff) = $38-$39/hr
  2. Visit  chul_soo profile page
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    Quote from james1twentyseven
    Hi, I recently graduated and from where I've been hired and where some of my friends have been hired this is what I've found the salary to be for a new grad:

    Saddleback Memorial-$31.90 ($5/hr differential for night shift) TOTAL: $36.90/hr

    Mission Hospital-$28/first 8 hrs, then time and a half for last 4 hrs ($3.5/night differential) TOTAL: $35.50/hr

    CHOC-Im not positive but I know that the night differential is about $7/hr, specialities pay more : NICU is about $40/hr

    Hoag (ER-$40/hr) + you get a pay raise if you have a BSN

    I would say most of the hospitals in the OC salary should be between $30-40/hr

    Hope that helps!

    So if new grads are making around $30-40/hr. What are the projection of salary in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Given that you do what a good nurse would do, ie. get superior ratings, ACLS, PALS, certify in their specialty (CCRN, CEN, etc...)
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  3. Visit  MissRis profile page
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    Fontana Kaiser New grad RN's start at $35, and in a matter of 6 years up to $50. New contract just passed, probably increased.
  4. Visit  AMAC8487 profile page
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    Is 40 dollars an hour sufficient enough to make a decent living in Newport beach?

    I will be relocating to the area, and will be renting an apartment, so I wont be looking to purchase a home. But coming from Michigan, what am I to expect in terms of taxes and everything?

    40 hr x 36hr = 1440 a week. How much of that will I actually take home on average?
  5. Visit  BeachBlueRN profile page
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    i think that you will be ok living in newport beach. as far as how much you take home depends on your deductibles. but i think that you will be fine for sure if you are single.
  6. Visit  LiLev profile page
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    A good way to estimate take home pay is about 75% of gross, meaning plan on 25% of your salary going to payroll taxes. Maybe a little conservative for some but better safe than sorry. I do HR in Southern CA right now and this is what I usually advise my friends and family.
  7. Visit  Mrs.Hyder profile page
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    Quote from AMAC8487
    Is 40 dollars an hour sufficient enough to make a decent living in Newport beach?

    I will be relocating to the area, and will be renting an apartment, so I wont be looking to purchase a home. But coming from Michigan, what am I to expect in terms of taxes and everything?

    40 hr x 36hr = 1440 a week. How much of that will I actually take home on average?
    Hey there!

    Congrats on the move! Welcome to cali! I don't know if you found a place yet but I wanted to let you know that Newport Beach is a little more on the expensive side usually ranging 1500-1900/month. You might want to look into South Coast Metro area. It's in Costa Mesa so it's a bit cheaper (avg 1200/month) but it's in the nicer part of costa mesa. It's by the mall and the freeway so there's lots of shopping an easy accessibility. I'm thinking you got a job at Hoag since you're asking about Newport. South Coast is still very close to Hoag. ALSO, There's huntington beach (my personal favorite) which is right next to Newport and has more reasonable pricing. Happy hunting! I hope you find a great place.
    Last edit by Mrs.Hyder on Jul 18, '12 : Reason: I didnt add the quote for the person i was replying too
  8. Visit  jcrvg3 profile page
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    Quote from AMAC8487
    Is 40 dollars an hour sufficient enough to make a decent living in Newport beach?

    I will be relocating to the area, and will be renting an apartment, so I wont be looking to purchase a home. But coming from Michigan, what am I to expect in terms of taxes and everything?

    40 hr x 36hr = 1440 a week. How much of that will I actually take home on average?
    I also live in the area and at my previous job as an underwriter I was earning about $21/hr with a little OT and I could get by paying rent of $1000. Granted, I didn't have a car payment or a family and was not able to save, but at $40/hr you should not have a problem getting by and be able to save some in the process. The above poster is correct, without accounting for other deductibles, your taxes will probably work out to about 25%.

    Good luck at the new gig, it's a beautiful area.
  9. Visit  banarna profile page
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    good luck with everything!


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