salary expectations of a new grad in CT

  1. hello all, I am happy to report that I have gotten a job (finally)'s in LTC here in eastern CT. I was just wondering if anyone has any input on what to expect for starting salary. I don't really have a point of reference but I feel like I'm starting on the low side of things with an annual salary of 37K. Maybe it's all the commercials that have been telling me that I will be one of the highest paid careers ever . Any input will be appreciated. And just so everyone knows, I am super grateful to have the job and excited to begin my career, just looking for info.
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  3. by   Preeps
    That seems incredibly low especially for the northeast. Are you working 40 hours a week or 36?
    What is the hourly rate?
  4. by   SwampCat
    RN will be somewhere around 50k/yr. depending on many factors
    LPN will be around 40k/yr depending on many factors

    Good luck!
  5. by   ann4997
    I too am a new grad and am working in a LTC facility and am making $29/hr with a very low night differencial. I am thankful to have a job too, but will keep looking because the patient load is crazy and I only oriented one night!! Hope this helps. Good Luck!
  6. by   raygun354
    i start at 23.50 an hour, which I feel is low, but again thankful. And it's 32 hours a week. I feel conflicted....I worked hard to maybe relax a bit with financial stress, but on the other hand...i guess I should be greatful for the job after 4 months of searching....but it seems low right?
  7. by   herowneulogy
    Wow, I would've guessed much higher in CT. Maybe even about $55,000 for LTC.
  8. by   akoaynurse
    wow, congratulations on getting a new job @raygun354.
    I hope to find a job too here in MA
  9. by   RNHuskyFan
    I work in LTC in northeast CT and that rate, even for a new grad is VERY low. Are you sure they gave you an RN starting rate and not an LPN? If I were you I would ask a few questions. Regardless, congratulations for the new job. We start RN new grads at 30./hr
  10. by   Preeps
    I think 37k for a new grad for part time hours is pretty good actually. 23 an hour sounds about right for 1st year.
  11. by   RNOTODAY
    its low...if you worked at Yale, you would be making 28.78 per hour.
  12. by   irenekui
    Am in Kansas n my base pay is 19.81 an hour. That was my new grad rn starting rate. I am forced to work nights to make ends meet. If it wasn't for my night shift differential I would neeed 2 jobs to survive.
  13. by   herowneulogy
    Quote from Preeps
    I think 37k for a new grad for part time hours is pretty good actually. 23 an hour sounds about right for 1st year.
    The OP is doing 32 hours, only 4 away from being considered full-time. That is too low in my opinion. I have a bachelor's in psychology and in nursing; without the latter, I can get a job for 37K. Where's the sense in going to school for the BSN only to earn a measly paycheck? I love "making a difference in people's lives", but not that much to only accept coins...... Either way, it's better than nothing. I'm currently unemployed and looking for a job as a new grad.
  14. by   CT Pixie
    Sounds low to me. I'm in South Western CT and I am an LPN making $24/hr in LTC.