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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   RN2b74
    What is the starting pay for new grad RN's in LTC in chicago and surrounding suburbs.
  2. by   sunnycalifRN
    Well, I know you won't believe this . . . but I'm not lying . . . in the SF Bay area, starting salary for ICU is $32 - 40/hr. At four years, with rapid advancement, $50/hr is normal. And, my hospital is just average . . . the upper end is $55-60/hr.
  3. by   NickiLaughs
    I believe it, the Bay Area also has insane housing prices, and then you take in the taxes, etc. I don't believe the cost of living vs salary is really worth it, minus those who just love the area.
  4. by   WindwardOahuRN
    Here's a union contract pay scale for a Honolulu, HI hospital. The COL is through the roof here, however, so keep that in mind. It's all relative:

    http://www.queensmedicalcenter.net/i...=64&Itemid=138
  5. by   clementinern
    Wow, I guess we have it made in MA. I live south of Boston and at the top of the payscale (15 plus years experience) our base pay is $48/hr. I believe the scale for new grads starts around $23. Critical care does not get more money- it is based on years of experience. My community hospital has very competitive wages but there are some Boston hospitals that pay even better than this.
  6. by   youknowho
    Quote from sunnycalifRN
    Well, I know you won't believe this . . . but I'm not lying . . . in the SF Bay area, starting salary for ICU is $32 - 40/hr. At four years, with rapid advancement, $50/hr is normal. And, my hospital is just average . . . the upper end is $55-60/hr.
    Really? That sucks. Down in the South end of the bay ICU starting for a RN II is 52/hr plus 4/hr for differential evenings and 2/hr for weekends.
  7. by   BlessedMomRN
    I work as an ICU nurse in Southeastern Wisconsin. Starting wage for new grad is $22/hour.
    I also work the weekend shift which provides an additional $8/hours.
  8. by   nursingpower
    Cleveland, OH. I work in the CVICU. When I graduated last year most hospital recruiters verbalized that RN can come in making at least $22.00/hr. I started with a little over that.

    I mean is the cost of living low in TN? I made $12.50 as a secretary, but like I said, maybe the cost of living as well as the demand for nursing may be greater where I live.

    It's very hard to believe they start RN's off at $13. But as I see here, I guess that is a reality.
  9. by   lee1
    this thread is over 10 years old, take that into consideration when replying
  10. by   nrsgnerd
    GA. new grads start from $18-22/hr base pay depending on what kind of hospital you work in, obviously the bigger hospital ICU/CCU's pay more. With shift differentials...weekends....nights... you can make up to 27/hr.

    I was a tech and just graduated in May, worked in a CCU for 6 years and made 15.43 by the time I graduated. 13/hr is quite shocking to me. It must be a smaller hospital I assume.

    As far as skills, it is mandatory in my dept to have certain training completed within a year of hire. The hospital provides the training. We have to complete ACLS for adults and IABP training and then by the end of the year they begin to train you on CRRT and eventually Open heart recovery. And then yearly you do your recertification on all these. They provide us with a skills day in which we are overseen by the education dept and we show competency at the bedside with certain skills. They give us like 4 months to get them completed.

    Then we have skill levels 1-2-3-4 and the higher the skill the more money you are paid and the more that is expected from you to give back such as being on committees and things like that.

    Other money we make is from a system called bidshift, we no longer take call days mandatory but sign up for them voluntarily on bidshift....if you are not called in and are on call the entire 12hrs then you make 4/h while you sit around at home. If you are called in then it is an automatic time and a half plus any differentials. Hope this gives you a glimpse of what we do in Georgia and by the way my hospital is 50 miles from Atlanta and we have over 5,000 employees total. Its a good size hospital and we just added a tower. Our CVICU has 17 beds with 18 overflow beds (eventually to be remodeled and all open hearts will be there with the other 17 strictly CCU) and our ICU has 38 beds.
  11. by   nursingpower
    Quote from icuice
    Come on out to California! In the East Bay, I believe they start at around $45/hour

    Cost of living in Cali and in NY are kinda steep. So that's expected right? I mean rent for a small apartment in many places is >$1000/mo. I don't even want to know how much it is for a gallon of milk? Gas prices...forget it! LOL
  12. by   nursingpower
    Quote from lee1
    this thread is over 10 years old, take that into consideration when replying

    Oh snap...didn't know that. Why is it still here? No thread maintenance?

    Oh nevermind...well at least I can see the upward trending in nursing pay..lol.
    Last edit by nursingpower on Dec 22, '09 : Reason: addition
  13. by   Claire_Fraser
    Quote from Balder_LPN
    USD or CDN ??? Big difference
    Not a big difference at all.
    $1 USD = $1.04 CND
    We're pretty much the same right now. We have been for a while.

    http://www.xe.com/

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