Starting Pay for New Grads RN's in Southern CA

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    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

    Crystal
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    Most new grads around here will take just about any pay just to get that year experience ( i know i will even be volunteer nurse). It seems to range from 25-30/hr for new grads. About 17-22 for flu clinics.
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    Orange County 25-29
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    Thanks guys, I am a pre-nursing student in Phoenix but really want to return home once I'm done. I was just curious what the differnces were in pay from Arizona and California and from what you both have told me, there is no differece in pay and it's a lot more to live in So Cal.
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    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!
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    Hi james1twentyseven, thanks for the info. Here in Phoenix the waitlist for school has gotten so long, Im thinking of returning home now for school. It's looking like I wont have to worry about pay anywhere for quite a long time
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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!
    The Hoag quote is slightly incorrect. Nurse with year n half experience and night shift: 38/hr. 5% bonus if you have a BSN
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    As a LVN I make about that in the Bay Area. My pay isn't that far from the starting pay for a RN. That's pretty sad since San Diego up the coast to the LA area are very expensive to live in.
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    Los Robles $35 for NG day shift. I think this is very consistent with other hospitals in SC.
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    Yeah the Bay Area pays much much more for new grads at hospitals. I'm working at a sub acute SNF and get 32 +2 for night differential. At the local hospital the starting pay is $56.

    Got a job at an LA hospital new grad program. Pay is 34 +4 night differential.


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