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Please let me know what your base pay is in your part of the country. I live in TN and where I work our base pay is 13.00/hr. And if you are a CVICU nurse, do you get paid more for what you can do.... Read More

  1. by   maddiecat
    Quote from swkbmckay
    Hey Pegg,RN. Thanks for the reply! I don't know whether to jump or stay in the boat for both options! I love taking care of people!
    I love Cardiac and I love geriatrics. But I don't love spending 1-2 hours with someone and saying goodbye! I don't like being talked down to by RNs, and other "more highly educated staff" because I'm just a tech.

    On the flip side, I was really thinking all this intense school work was going to pay off financially! I keep hearing the field is DESPERATE for registered nurses! Is this not true? Or are they still not willing to pay?

    Whether I go back to Echo/Cardiovascular or use my RN degree, I'll find a way to be back in health care. I love it and couldn't stay away for anything, not even money!

    Again, thanks and God bless,
    Steph
    I just got a new job here in Houston (Rn for 13 years) for 27.50/hr w/ diff. for last 4 hours each day. New grad rate (I asked just for fun) is 20-21/hour.
  2. by   critcarenurse16
    Northern Michigan new grads $15-$17. More experienced up to $22 . Then add differentials for shift, weekend. At my facility there are no diff for specialty units.
  3. by   Ari RN
    here in nyc new rn grads make $39/hr (days) and $43/hr (nights). that's with no experience. pretty good i guess?
  4. by   FiestaRed
    Try this link for salary info at Kaiser Hospitals in California.

    http://www.calnurse.org/cna/kaiser/fianlcnaksrsal.htm

    -Mark

    Anything can be a suppository if the proper amount of force is applied.
  5. by   FiestaRed
    Here's one for the University of California in Sacramento.

    http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/cna_steps_04_05.htm

    -Mark
  6. by   angel337
    Quote from Lynn_RN
    In Kentucky, RN pay ranges from $12 hr. up to around $30 hr. depending on where you work and the demand for nurses in that area.
    can you tell me what is mortgage/rent like in KY. i am so surprised that there is such a big variation in RN salaries. no wonder people complain so much about the wages. also what do other professions make in KY? i can't imagine doing nursing for $12/hr.
  7. by   ddc101
    hi i am an lpn and i work for a private duty agency here in louisiana.
    i have worked for this company off and on for over 12 years while i had other jobs.now i am working here so i can finish my degree.i make 15 hr plus benefits including ten days paid vacation and ten sick days yearly.they pay a portion of my medical but i have to provide my own.they also give me 100.00 a pay period for milage.but for me this is good pay while going back to school.

    i moved here from pensacola,florida and there i was making fifteen an hour doing home health visits for a large agency plus milage plus benefits and vested 100% after one year.it was a wonderful job until the dreaded
    columbia bought us and ruined it for everyone.

    i am amazed at the low pay i see some of the rn's getting.that is not fair wage for a college graduate.
    teachers are getting better hours and better benefits here than some hard working floor nurses.hey floor work is taxing that was my first nursing job...med surg and telemetry.i feel for those of you who are not being apprieciated.
  8. by   Kate2233
    Quote from Trauma
    Please let me know what your base pay is in your part of the country. I live in TN and where I work our base pay is 13.00/hr. And if you are a CVICU nurse, do you get paid more for what you can do. thanks
    I live in Philadelphia and our nursing assistants make $13 - $17 per hour at the downtown unionized hospitals. $13 per hour has to be an all time low for RN's. Your nurses need to unionize. LPN's make around $20 and up. I am a critical care registered nurse. The payrate is always above $30 for experienced nurses and around $25 per hour for new graduates. Per diem rates at the downtown hospitals are over $40 and as high as $56 per hour. The agencies pay around $40 - $46 per hour and traveling assignments should pay no less than $30 an hour plus minimum of $1,200 per month housing allowance or free private housing.
  9. by   Redman
    Here in West Texas the hospital has a program called the Critical Care Conection. They start you out at 18 an hour while they send you to all of the critical care courses they require for working in a critical care area. Your not allowed overtime while in class so 80 hrs is it with no shift diff or anything. They also pay you for the time you are in class. When your not in class your working in a critical care area such as Telemetry/Cardiac Step Down, CCU, or ICU. When your done with your classes they will place you in one of those area.

    Of course you start out on nights probably stuck there for a year or so and then you able to get a pay raise. I have seen the hospital pay 22 an hour for critical care nurses. Cost of living is very low here. 6 bedroom home I was thinking of having built is going to cost around 225,000 its 4000 sq feet or so. They make you sign a 2 yr contract to get into the program but, critical care is hard to get into without any of the proper training and if you want in as a new nurse its a good way I think.
  10. by   babynursewannab
    I know the hospitals here in Atlanta are starting GN's at $20 with a $4 night dif.
  11. by   healingtouchRN
    My sister in law & me tried to upstart a union here with the steel workers a few years back, & the people were scared....all talk but when we tried to get them to sign names to a list to vote for union, they ran away fearful of their jobs. Alabama is tricky, very non union attitudes. People have been taking the crap so long that they don't anything else, except when the travelers come home & tell what is going on in CA, NY, WA... Our new mgmt is once again getting rid of our agency nurses. Pretty nerve wracking since I love to see many of them walk in the door. They have the right attitudes & I am glad they are here to help. Many drive 3-4 hours to work for us a few shifts.
    We recently got an across the board $2/hr for RN's. But it still doesn't compete with so many places. I have no easy answers. :angryfire
    Quote from Kate2233
    I live in Philadelphia and our nursing assistants make $13 - $17 per hour at the downtown unionized hospitals. $13 per hour has to be an all time low for RN's. Your nurses need to unionize. LPN's make around $20 and up. I am a critical care registered nurse. The payrate is always above $30 for experienced nurses and around $25 per hour for new graduates. Per diem rates at the downtown hospitals are over $40 and as high as $56 per hour. The agencies pay around $40 - $46 per hour and traveling assignments should pay no less than $30 an hour plus minimum of $1,200 per month housing allowance or free private housing.
  12. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from ICUkids
    When I read the regional quotes I was astounded! But since I live in CA and the cost of living is absurb maybe I shouldn't be. I have 14 yrs. experience, some in mgmt, I recently got a 3% increase, $36/hr not including differentials. But I also pay almost $2/gal for gas and my apt is $1150/mo for a 2 bedroom. I live 15 mi. from work and where I live is considered cheap! I am still struggling at the end of the month. I have found that message boards really show how different this world can be.

    Hmmmmmmm.....
    I make $12. per hour less than you. Gas is also near $2./gal, and my mortgage is $1,100. a month.
    $36./hr sounds like big bucks to me.
  13. by   apontius
    Now ain't that something. I live in Mississippi and make almost 24.00/hr. And I thought we were the po' state.

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