Pay Scale - page 19

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   Balder_LPN
    Quote from ginger86
    I live outside of Toronto, Ontario - Canada and most hospitals have a union and our payscale for RN's starts at $22.00 and top of the pay scale after 9 years is $33.75/hour and it does not matter what department you work at in the hospital as a nurse. If you are the clinical resource nurse (fancy name for charge nurse) you receive an additional $1.20/hr.

    ginger
    USD or CDN ??? Big difference
  2. by   infoseeker
    Boy, pay here in NC is lousy!!! I have been an RN (BSN) for 14 years and only make $23.50/hr for night shift! New grads start out around $19/hr. My daughter wanted to be an RN - but I think I have convinced her there are MUCH better ways to make a living!!! (And better pay and hours!)
  3. by   SheriLynnRN
    I just got hired here in Montana. I have just over a year of experience. My base pay will be $20.48/hr and I will be working full time (80 hrs every two weeks) and accruing paid time off. Evening diff is around $1 and nights is $2 or so. No weekend diff. When I was fresh out of school in summer 2004 in North Carolina I started at $17.75 and then we all got a 25 cent cost of living increase. I got a raise right before I moved, I think it was about 30 cents, which was the second highest level on the evaluation. But the diffs were better there, $1.50 evenings, $3.00 nights and $6.00 weekends. I also made an extra 20% in lieu of benefits when I worked there.
  4. by   KBrown881
    Ikes, this is a depressing thread! I work agency in Northern VA/ DC area, and have for a few years, so I have a base rate of $34.00/hr. I looked into going PRN with one hospital in the area, and after much negotiation, they offered $25.00/hr. I declined.

    I have fresh open-heart experience, CVVH, SvO2, etc and am surprised that some people with marketable skills work for so cheaply. I don't think I will ever be on hospital staff again.
  5. by   chip193
    Quote from KBrown881
    Ikes, this is a depressing thread! I work agency in Northern VA/ DC area, and have for a few years, so I have a base rate of $34.00/hr. I looked into going PRN with one hospital in the area, and after much negotiation, they offered $25.00/hr. I declined.

    I have fresh open-heart experience, CVVH, SvO2, etc and am surprised that some people with marketable skills work for so cheaply. I don't think I will ever be on hospital staff again.
    My wife found the same thing in the Albany, NY area. She doubled her hourly salary by doing ICU/CCU through an agency. Having a new son, she now gets to work half the hours to bring home the same money, which she loves.

    Chip
  6. by   namorce
    I work in NW Illinois and starting wages for new grads run about 21-23 an hour plus evening and shift differentials. I am a new nurse ( boards Feb 05) and work at two facilities . One is an acute hospital and I make 23.87 an hours plus 2.50 evening diff w. 2.00 more on weekends. The other facilty
    is a rehabilitation hospital and I make 25.37 an hour plus 2.50 evening and 2.00 weekend differentials.
    My family had thought about moving to another area but the wages are not comp. to those that I make now.
    It is a same that we are not recongnized for what we do and paid accordingly.
    Good luck in your career.
    ERoman RN
  7. by   nightwalker
    Working ER and trauma in Seattle Wa., my base pay, including premium for eve shift and weekends has been around $37.00/hr with 15 yrs experience.
  8. by   anniesong
    I work at a 330-bed community-based hospital in CT and last May's new grads received $24.50. This was an increase over previous years, however, requiring the hospital to give a raise to the previous year's new-hires (so as not ot have the new-grads earning more than those with a year's experience). Evening differential is $1.50, nights and weekends are $2.50 each. Overtime is (I believe) time-and-a-half and bonuses are offered to nurses who pick up at least 4 additional 4-hour shifts in a 4 week long schedule period. (I'm a nursing technician in this facility and I make $12.50/hr base working perdiem. I get the same evening, night, and weekend differential rates.)

    I'm still in nursing school, and we recently had a "job fair" to allow us the chance to talk with recruiters in the area (CT, MA, NH, NY, and RI). The base salaries quoted to me for new grads (and yes, I did make sure it was a base quote - before differentials, bonuses, education stuff) ranged from $25.15 - $27.50. It is important to note, of course, that being CT, the cost of living makes these quotes seem less impressive...
  9. by   watupdoc
    Quote from angel
    I know that pay scales vary around the usa; but was wondering about the va nuses pay scale(title 38)...we have been under a locality pay act for 10years now & do not get cost of living like all other federal employees.In fact some years got a cut..this year they receive 4.8%....what about the rest of the USA what is your COLA????....maybe it is time that we organize for uniformity of pay throught the usa...
    I have worked at a VA for 2 1/2 years now. I make $16.00 an hour. upon employment, you are hired at a rate depending on experience. I had only been an LVN for 8 years when I started working for the VA. the Government pays you on a step and grade scale. you can look on the internet under Government pay scale and find out what they pay according to the step and grade. I started out grade 6, step 1. We did recieve the cost of living. Of course RN's get increases when the LVN's do not. I
  10. by   golf_hawaii
    Hi! Minnesota here. $23/hr base pay for evening Urgent Care.
  11. by   iloveavianna
    Quote from Lisa Lisa RN
    I live in the southeast suburbs of Chicago, near the Indiana border. I'm currently in LTC-facility w/approx 150 residents. My $$ is 19.50/hr. + 1.00/hr diff for house supervisor duties. Our facility does NOT offer shift diff. for 3-11s, 11-7s or w/e shifts. We get time and a half for ALL hours over 8 hours/day..NOT 40 hrs/wk. which is great! Full-timers do NOT get any holiday pay..but if we work holidays..pay is DOUBLE time and if we work 16hrs (double shift)--we get double time and a half..which adds up nicely!! Our cost of living in Cook County Illinois (chicago) is very high..our gasoline is about 1.58/gal. Our retail taxes are 9.25% on everything - including groceries..we jump to Indiana for purchases..NO tax on groceries, and 5% on ALL other purchases... It is so very interesting to see how the salaries differ through the country... The facilities in Indiana, which borders my area, pay much less than in Illinois...d/t cost of living..... Agencies and hospital registries in Illinois are paying near 50 and just over 50 bucks/hr for midnite/evening/weekend shifts in critical care areas. Just saw an ad for 50 bucks an hour at Little Company of Mary in Evergreen Park, IL... Move here and aleviate our shortage !!! Keep Smiling !! :-)
    I know they pay 27.80 for rn's on 3-11
  12. by   moonshadeau
    I just had to say that this is a fascinating thread that originally started almost 10 years ago.
  13. by   iloveavianna
    omg,yur right 10 yrs,wow,that's crazy

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