Pay Scale - page 18

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   LoveMyBugs
    In Oregon, the average starting pay for new grads is $23hr, with deferiantals for swing, night and weekend. Also there is a choice between 8hr and 12 hr shifts.
  2. by   luvltc
    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 am an RN with 3 years experience. I work in Michigan. I work the night (7p to 7a) shift in a cardiac step down unit and make $21.50 an hour, working 36 hours a week. But, I'm also not sure what your cost of living is. About 1/3 of my pay goes for taxes.
  3. by   TexasgirlRN
    fort worth, tx- $19.50 new grads- $1 extra w/every yr. experience

    most pool nurses make $70k a year.
  4. by   TinaRiy85
    Quote from dawngloves
    I feel like a millionaire! But it doesn't go far here in Philly, as someone mentioned earlier.Fresh out of school 3 years ago, I started in Tele in a Level I trauma center 3-11 and made 21.50 an hour. I went to a community hospital Pool and made 31.50, weekends 7a-7p. I am now doing agency $40/hour. We are so desperate on the East coast. I know of some facilites that will pay you $48/hour for working 3/4 weekends!
    I am confused as to what an agency is. What do you do different there than in a hospital?
  5. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Wages are:

    RN full time
    current $ 23.80 to 35.80

    RN part time with (13 % in lieu of benefits)
    $26.89 to 40.45

    RN part time with (9% in lieu of benefits)

    Premiums are:

    Nights $1.55 (formerly 1.35)

    Evenings $1.30 (formerly 1.10)

    Weekend $1.70 (formerly 1.45)

    Stand by pay $3.20 and $3.70 on paid holidays (formerly 2.90 and 3.40)

    Hope this helps.

    Come to Canada...........................
  6. by   saskenn
    Hi,

    Here in Michigan as a GN (graduate nurse) pay starts at around $22. I work in the Emergency Dept, which also happens to be a Level 1 trauma center. Once you taken the boards and have gotten your RN pay starts anywhere from $23-30. And if you are contingent without benefits the pay caps off at $38/hr. I was considering moving south, but I'm re-cconsidering. I graduate in May 2006. As a student I make $16/hr. I'm very blessed.
  7. by   cookiedough
    Hello, first time I have posted on this site. I don't think any nurse gets paid what they are worth. We are an overworked, underpaid profession.
  8. by   nole123
    I live in Michigan. I have been a nurse for 7 years and making 29.00 a hour working Telemetry unit. The pay averages between 22-29.00 depending on how long you have been a RN. Payscale also depends whether or not a hospital is union/non-union. Typically, an union comes w/better pay.

    Michelle.
  9. by   wtbcrna
    Pay Scale:

    Working prn in Wichita Falls, Tx @ the local ICU my base pay was $27 an hr w/ a 15% diff for nights and $4 hr diff for weekends. When I was a new grad in 2000 in an ICU in Tyler, Tx I was making $18 hr plus diffs.
    The big problem with nurses and salaries is we are always considered an expense where the doctors/providers are considered revenue makers. The hospital administrators will always try to keep our salaries as low as they can and still keep nurses from leaving.
  10. by   dan_haifa
    Dear friends!

    I read many your posts and understood that I don't understand does nurse in
    US have good(or bad) salary or not. Because I don't know, what you can
    buy if you get 22$/hour if you work full time.
    For example, I have 4.7$/hour, RN, full time, plus 65$ bonus. 90$
    government taxes and med. insurance, rent( apartment 1 bed-room) 350$,
    100-120$ electricity, water, municipal tax, 70-80$ telephone, mobile phone,
    100$ my bank-loan and so on. My salary is very low, most RN have 1300 up
    to 2000$ net, but their spendings also many more.
    700 g bread - 1$, 1 kg hen-meat - 4-5$ ... and so on. If that is interesting for
    you I can tell you more about our prices.
    What do you can do with your salary? Does it big? Is it good for you?
  11. by   sirI
    Quote from dan_haifa
    Dear friends!

    I read many your posts and understood that I don't understand does nurse in
    US have good(or bad) salary or not. Because I don't know, what you can
    buy if you get 22$/hour if you work full time.
    For example, I have 4.7$/hour, RN, full time, plus 65$ bonus. 90$
    government taxes and med. insurance, rent( apartment 1 bed-room) 350$,
    100-120$ electricity, water, municipal tax, 70-80$ telephone, mobile phone,
    100$ my bank-loan and so on. My salary is very low, most RN have 1300 up
    to 2000$ net, but their spendings also many more.
    700 g bread - 1$, 1 kg hen-meat - 4-5$ ... and so on. If that is interesting for
    you I can tell you more about our prices.
    What do you can do with your salary? Does it big? Is it good for you?
    Hello, dan,

    Sorry, but, your post is a little difficult to understand. Are you wanting to know if an RN makes enough to cover everyday/monthly/yearly expenese?
  12. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from pinkfloydfreak
    my cousins lives in canada and work in michigan as rns .with the higher exchange rate for us dollars and the universal health care , sounds like they got it made. wonder how good is this "universal" health care though.

    Well, I live in a small town on the border with Canada, and there are clinics here that specifically cater to canadian clients b/c the wait is so long for procedures and tests up there, and not just elective items either!!! all kinds of things, those that have the money up there purchase thier medical care here.

    I would be curious though how the pay differs from Vancouver BC to Seattle.
  13. by   Balder_LPN
    Quote from dan_haifa
    Dear friends!

    I read many your posts and understood that I don't understand does nurse in
    US have good(or bad) salary or not. Because I don't know, what you can
    buy if you get 22$/hour if you work full time.
    For example, I have 4.7$/hour, RN, full time, plus 65$ bonus. 90$
    government taxes and med. insurance, rent( apartment 1 bed-room) 350$,
    100-120$ electricity, water, municipal tax, 70-80$ telephone, mobile phone,
    100$ my bank-loan and so on. My salary is very low, most RN have 1300 up
    to 2000$ net, but their spendings also many more.
    700 g bread - 1$, 1 kg hen-meat - 4-5$ ... and so on. If that is interesting for
    you I can tell you more about our prices.
    What do you can do with your salary? Does it big? Is it good for you?
    Simply put, I think you would have a higher standard of living in most areas of the US at 21/hr than you currently have. Although your rent is low (about 1/2 - 1/3 of most rents in the US) 4.70/hr is about an 80% + paycut so even if cost of living is overall double or triple here, than you still are ahead.

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