what's the average pay rate in california?

  1. hi!

    thinkin about moving to California, but i need to know the pay rates in cali before making the big move...

    thanks!

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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   puresass
    where in california are you looking to live?
  4. by   spellbound2007
    san francisco or sacramento.....
    thanks
  5. by   deann52
    In the Bay area the base pay is between 37 and 44 dollars an hour for Staff Nurse I ( no experience) This is not including differencials or night pay. Many nurses can hit 6 figures with a little overtime. Hope that helps!

    BTW it is really expensive to live here before you get too excitied Sac is not too bad for living expenses...
  6. by   spellbound2007
    Quote from deann52
    In the Bay area the base pay is between 37 and 44 dollars an hour for Staff Nurse I ( no experience) This is not including differencials or night pay. Many nurses can hit 6 figures with a little overtime. Hope that helps!

    BTW it is really expensive to live here before you get too excitied Sac is not too bad for living expenses...

    thank you very much for the info, twas much appreciated.....

    what's the rate for sacramento or sn jose? how far are they to sn francisco?
  7. by   smile123
    Quote from spellbound2007
    thank you very much for the info, twas much appreciated.....

    what's the rate for sacramento or sn jose? how far are they to sn francisco?
    Sacto is about 2 hours northeast of SF. San Jose is 1 hour southeast of SF. The rates for SJ are about the same. Sacto is a little lower for new grads. But the cost of living is lower in Sacto and San Jose than SF. Just do a Google search on the 3 cities and hospitals. Good luck.
  8. by   norcalRNstudent
    I know that Kaiser just decided to pay all of its' norcal RN's the same, so the nurses in SF, SJ, and Sacto will all be making the same $$ within a year or so- that means great! pay in Sac, esp. with the lower cost of living.
  9. by   pinoyRN_23
    wow they pay big $$ for new grad RN's in norcal... here in socal,rates for new grad RN''s are from $26-35 the most excluding night differentials..i recently got hired at long beach memorial medical center and my starting is just 28.33 + 4.50 coz i work at nights.. thats quite low to think im BSN RN. in the LA Downtown area its around $33-35 for new grads..
  10. by   LSindmajor
    Quote from pinoyRN_23
    wow they pay big $$ for new grad RN's in norcal... here in socal,rates for new grad RN''s are from $26-35 the most excluding night differentials..i recently got hired at long beach memorial medical center and my starting is just 28.33 + 4.50 coz i work at nights.. thats quite low to think im BSN RN. in the LA Downtown area its around $33-35 for new grads..
    Are you serious?? My God, that's terrific. Here in Victoria, Australia, the base pay rate for a graduate nurse is something like $23.50. I want to move to Long Beach (my partner lives there) and I was fully expecting a pay cut. So this is...more reassuring.

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