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- by Peanut06 Jan 9, '10Just curious, what are the pay ranges for RN,BSN's in areas of CA? Anyone familiar with South Orange County pay ranges?
- Jan 11, '10 by NickiLaughsIn orange county, 26 to 28$/hr with benefits I believe? The salary is lower than it should be considering the cost of living. It is a barely survivable wage for that area.
Bay area pays the most, (50$/hr) but currently there isn't any jobs, and the cost of living is horrendous.
Inland Empire pays 32$/hr, decent compared to cost of living, but few jobs.
San Diego approx 29$/hr, but there isn't any jobs.
Sacramento 40$+/hr but there isn't any jobs.
Think that's about it!
- Jan 11, '10 by ♪♫ in my ♥There are significant differences between unionized facilities and non-unionized facilities.
NickiLaughs is correct regarding the dearth of jobs in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas.
- Jan 12, '10 by MBA2RNPeanut06, here's a doc file with the CNA Model RN Contract Provisions and a pdf copy of the current CNA Kaiser Contract for Norcal. The info is a bit dated, but still valid for comparison purposes. I'm a new grad (10 months) in Norcal and I make in same range ($49-59/hr) as these rates.
- Jan 12, '10 by ♪♫ in my ♥Quote from MBA2RNBe aware that Kaiser - by far - pays substantially better than anybody else. If you use the KP rate for your standard you will be very disappointed elsewhere, especially a smaller institution or one not represented by the CNA.Peanut06, here's a doc file with the CNA Model RN Contract Provisions and a pdf copy of the current CNA Kaiser Contract for Norcal. The info is a bit dated, but still valid for comparison purposes. I'm a new grad (10 months) in Norcal and I make in same range ($49-59/hr) as these rates.
For reference, I earn about half of that (with limited benefits) in my position.
- Jan 15, '10 by Peanut06Thank you everyone for the Info. It gives me a good idea of what I needed to know! =)
- Feb 15, '10 by KimbalouI work per diem for Kaiser and make $71/hr. base pay. I have 20 yrs. experience, though. I highly recommend Kaiser for the pay and benefits. You can also transfer between Kaisers.
- Feb 15, '10 by NurseCubanitaRN2bYou may also take into consideration if your hospital is unioned or not. If it is unioned then there are some that you may want to stay away from. Do your research and speak to someone within that hospital and ask them if they're currently happy in their place of employment.
- Feb 16, '10 by KimbalouBut, typically RN's make more $ with a unionized hospital.
- Feb 17, '10 by itsthegreeneyesI work in the Sacramento area as a new grad (Graduated in Dec 2008, NCLEX in Feb 2009, Working in Sept 2009) and make a hourly of mid-forties. My classmates that were lucky enough to land a job in the Bay Area make around $50+ an hour. Just out of curiousity NurseCubanitaRN2b, why would you want to avoid a unionized hospital? I have worked in both unionized and non-unionized facilities, and would choose a unionized facility any day over the other option. Just curious about your reasoning?