Pay Scale - page 16

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   vortex72
    A new acute dialysis job was just advertised where I live in TN.

    $40/hour with a 10,000 sign on bonus(yes this is a full time job with benefits)
    I make close to that hourly rate at my current acute dialysis job but the bonus would be nice. The money is out there you just have to find the particular specialty or need to get it.
  2. by   s.c. lady
    with 10 years critical care experience, I'm making 28.00/hr in S.C.. I work in the E.R. PRN at another hospital though and make 27.40/hr there. New grads around here (greenville) are starting out at around $17.00/hr.
  3. by   joey442000
    Where is this at. I am a new grad in TN and by no means am i expecting this but the starting pay is $17hr and with jobs out there like that i would assume TN could compete with other states starting pay for new grads

    Quote from vortex72
    A new acute dialysis job was just advertised where I live in TN.

    $40/hour with a 10,000 sign on bonus(yes this is a full time job with benefits)
    I make close to that hourly rate at my current acute dialysis job but the bonus would be nice. The money is out there you just have to find the particular specialty or need to get it.
  4. by   travrn04
    I remember starting as a new grad in iowa at a long term care and the pay was $11/hr in 97...it was hard work i thought.. then i got hired 9 months later at a university hospital who was not was not willing to hire ADN grads :angryfire since they were starting the trend of shifting to BSN prepared nurses which bit them in the butt when the nursing shortage started getting worse, they started at i think $15, then last year i came back as prn to the same hospital for 4 months in between traveling as a nurse and by giving up insurance ( iwas covered under my hubby) i made about $25....
    i think the reg nurses make 27, i dont know about icu/ccu nurses.... cost of living is pretty high since its a universitu town but the benefits and insurance was great
  5. by   kitty9898
    New grads start out at about $30/hr...but don't forget a 2 bedroom ranch goes for about $500,000 with at least $6000/year taxes
  6. by   toadie
    new grads in my area start out between $22-$24. nurses aides make $9-$12.
  7. by   chattypattyCRNA2B
    Quote from VanRN32
    Hi there! Where in Canada are you? I'm in Vancouver. I went to the US for a couple of years after I graduated. Great experiences but I am so glad to be back in Canada. All I have to say is the grass is not always greener on the other side. You definately earn the elusive "American dollar" being overworked. I wish more people would see how the pay is not the "35.00/hr" that the news broadcasts when speaking of our current shortage and grads going to the US. Also, unless you are living on a boarder town the exchange is relative. When you live in the US you spend in US, dollar for dollar.
    Yes the pay here in Canada is not that bad when you look at it that way. The taxes suck, but I'd rather make 24.00/hr and pay taxes than make 14.00/hr period...that's a slap in the face.
    Are these quotes of 13 and 14.00 an hour for RN or LPN??? Sounds extremely low. I live in Mississippi, one of the lowest paying states in the country and the average I've heard for a new grad RN is around 18-19.00. The lowest I've ever heard is 16.50 an hour and I was shocked by that! Something is definitely wrong here. I didn't spend what will we about 45000.00 for an undergrad degree just to make 14.00 an hour...and if that means having to move, so be it! :angryfire One thing that makes it more difficult too, is that you have people accepting starting wages without being educated on what is considered a normal range of pay for the field they are in. That makes it hard for the next person who comes in after them wanting a decent wage. A person in a clerical position can make 13 or 14 bucks in my area with NO college training...
  8. by   sheri_u2
    Quote from chattypattyCRNA2B
    Are these quotes of 13 and 14.00 an hour for RN or LPN??? Sounds extremely low. I live in Mississippi, one of the lowest paying states in the country and the average I've heard for a new grad RN is around 18-19.00. The lowest I've ever heard is 16.50 an hour and I was shocked by that! Something is definitely wrong here. I didn't spend what will we about 45000.00 for an undergrad degree just to make 14.00 an hour...and if that means having to move, so be it! :angryfire One thing that makes it more difficult too, is that you have people accepting starting wages without being educated on what is considered a normal range of pay for the field they are in. That makes it hard for the next person who comes in after them wanting a decent wage. A person in a clerical position can make 13 or 14 bucks in my area with NO college training...
    I was curious about that too and then I saw the dates of the posts at the beginning were from 1999. Is that what RNs made in 1999?
  9. by   chattypattyCRNA2B
    1999? Oh good! Hopefully that makes a difference....although that wasn't THAT long ago! I don't know....someone did tell me they came out making 16.50 and that was THIS year!
  10. by   JustMe
    Quote from jenadox
    I work in a 400 bed hospital in southern Alabama that is a regional referral center for the southeast. New grads start out at $13.00 per hour. For experienced nurses they add 4% for every year that you have worked as an RN. There is no extra money for unit work, but there is a $1.50/hour incentive for CCRN and $1.25 for RNC. They pay an extra $0.50 for ACLS certification. Shift diff for 3-11 is 8% and 11-7 is 16%. No extra for weekends...yet
    Jenadox--your's was the first post that mentioned a pay differential for certification. In our facility (Calif) we have a pay differential for any national certification (i.e. CCRN, RN-C) and a second differential for a Bachelor's degree (BSN, BSHS). No diff for ACLS or MICN or MSN. This way any nurse can get the pay differential: critical care, OR, med/surg, etc. We've always believed that ALL nurses work hard--our jobs are just different.
  11. by   Casbre
    Quote from KR
    I am from Erie, PA. New grads at the hospitals near my home are starting out at about $15/hr. It is one of the highest wages in the area. The sad part though is that everyone make the same from Med-Surg to ER to ICU.
    I am a nursing student, but work at Meadville Medical Center. The starting pay for RNs at MMC is $17.80/hr. plus shift and weekend differential. Thought you might be interested to know that
  12. by   MagicAvalon
    Base pay at my hospital is $32.00. I have been there 5 years and my salary is now 49.00/hr base, not to mention differential for nocs and chg.nurse on top of that. I love the CNA! Arnie sucks!
  13. by   happydasie
    Quote from ARH
    GREETINGS from Boston, Massachusetts!! I am looking to relocate to South Carolina (my family lives in the Greenville area) and have been looking everywhere for information on the state and what various hospitals have to offer. The sign on bonus and recruitment bonus both sound great! I am graduating with a BSN in May of 2001. I am extremely flexible and very ambitious to begin a career as a professional nurse. PLEASE contact me if you and your facility would be interested. Also, I would apprecitate any info you have with regard to opportunities for new grads in S.C. I plan to come down and interview, etc. sometime in May after graduation. I thank you for your time and hope to hear from you (or anyone who has any insight into job availability in South Carolina). Sincerely, ARH
    Hello I graduate in Dec. from UTA I would love some info. on your hospital

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