CA/ State Prison RN job question - page 6

by mixyplixy

Hi..I am thinking of taking a position in San Quentin or Folsom/ Sacramento...if you work there would love some feedback about how you enjoy your work, working for the state etc...thanks!... Read More


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    Quote from RNonRun
    In Jan 2007 RN's starting were making $7650 a month. Regardless of what the web site says.
    In a nutshell some facilities are extremely difficult to work for. Back Stabbing sums it up but mentally taxing is more like it. Correctional work is great (for me) been doing it 4 years love it! Its Who you work with as proffesionals that is the issue not who you care for that cause problems. Each facility has its ups & downs.

    Would prefer to discuss off board.
    7650.00 a month, wow. but how is this so, i can't find anything on this. I did call a recruiter and they did say I would start out at 7045.00 a month. I am wondering what nurses are clearing base pay a year? I am highly interested in working for this department if this is true about the pay. I have worked about 6 years in a prison as a correctional officer here in nevada, so wouldn't be an unusal setting for me.
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    Quote from surgnurse26
    7650.00 a month, wow. but how is this so, i can't find anything on this. I did call a recruiter and they did say I would start out at 7045.00 a month. I am wondering what nurses are clearing base pay a year? I am highly interested in working for this department if this is true about the pay. I have worked about 6 years in a prison as a correctional officer here in nevada, so wouldn't be an unusal setting for me.
    This is where the $7045 a month starting pay is mentioned:

    http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/CareerOpportu...urseCF-O-C.pdf

    However, if you work for some of the Bay Area facilities where the cost of living is higher, then the pay starts at $7766 a month.

    If you notice, there's also a pay range where you make more, presumably, after you put some time in. So, this may account for the varying salary figures.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 23, '07
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    Quote from lizz
    This is where the $7045 a month starting pay is mentioned:

    http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/CareerOpportu...urseCF-O-C.pdf

    However, if you work for some of the Bay Area facilities where the cost of living is higher, then the pay starts at $7766 a month.

    If you notice, there's also a pay range where you make more, presumably, after you put some time in. So, this may account for the varying salary figures.

    :typing
    well even for 7045.00 a month, the 14 payed holidays and bonuses, that still comes to be about $93,000 gross your first year. not bad at all. I know nothing about california taxes, how harsh are they. do out of state people pay less tax, i heard this from somewhere. Still wondering what I might clear from the $93,000 i would make. I don't want to have to pay like 50% in taxes ya know. I do know you don't pat social security. can anyone tell me what to maybe take home from the $93,000 for claiming single, just a ball park figure so i can better judge my income from possibl working for this department.
    Last edit by surgnurse26 on Feb 23, '07
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    Hey there surgnurse26, I would count on being in the upper tax tier about 30% or more (27900.00 yr taxes) + Ca state taxes, brings salary to around 65100. bring home. Roughly. More than what we're making at SMRMC. I'm still looking into it as well. Shoot me an email. "TEAM ORVIS"
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    Does anyone out there work for one of the facilities in Fresno or Madera County? I'd love to talk to someone about the in's and out's of getting hired, the hours, etc. I'm graduating in May with my BSN, how likely is it for a new grad to be hired on?

    Thanks!!!
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    Quote from tirzo13
    The federal reciever set the pay.
    not sure when it will start, i believe january.
    The 107,000 is for the bay area prisons.
    CTF, SVSP, San Quintin.
    the rest of the state i believe is going to be 97,000, still not bad.
    the bay area prisons have a different rate.
    If you work in a yard, you will have 3 day weekends every week.
    4 ten hour shifts, days, and they don't usually get mandated.

    If you work in the CTC/ER its open 24 hours, so you could get a screwed up shift, just like a hospital, and those in the CTC/ER get mandated for overtime, so screws up your plans.

    nice thing is you get vested after 5 years with 12.5%, so you could retire at 55.
    And no one can really touch the pay.
    Outside of the prison pay sucks in san diego.
    CAn one choose to work in yard or in any other way indicate their preference. I plan to move to Sacto., and apply to Folsom.

    Thank you
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    Could you please tell me where abouts in CA is Salinas Valley? Approx distance from Sacramento?
    Thank you for your help
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    The pay rates are posted on the CA CDCR site
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    Salinas Valley has 2 prisons, much like sac has Folsom and SAC next to each other.
    in salinas there is CTF and SVSP.
    Both are considered bay area prisons, and get the max RN pay.
    My offer range was 8000-8900, same offer as san quintin gave me.
    The other prisons including SAC are about 7665 a month.

    salinas is about 45 minutes from Monterey, and about 1 hour from san jose.

    you can work in the yard clinics or the CTC/ER/SNF depending on whats available and your skill level.
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    Hello, does anyone know how pay for RN psych correctional compares to RN medical correctional compares?


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