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What's the typical pay like in the ER or Trauma Unit for a person who just started in the ER compared to a more experienced ER nurse???... Read More

  1. by   ratchetrn
    I work in the ED in two hospitals, both in the county I live in NC, I think they start all new grads at $17.00, no matter what degree or unit.
  2. by   SerenityRN2006
    Southern California - $27.00 + diff. for new grad. ER doesnt get paid more but sign on bonus is $1000.00 more. Cost of living here is CRAZY, I will probably never be able to afford a house here, and I have lived here my whole life, so it depends also on cost of living.
  3. by   JessicRN
    Quote from nursern20
    What's the typical pay like in the ER or Trauma Unit for a person who just started in the ER compared to a more experienced ER nurse???
    Hi here in MA new nurses start at $25.83 with a night diff of $4.50 and evening diffof $3.50 There is no difference between ER/ICU or floor nursing
    We pay by nursing experience not ER experience the senior nurse with >10 years as a nurse and has worked more then one year in the facility makes 46.75/hr soory did not mean to brag
  4. by   ratchetrn
    In the hospital I work the start pay for new grads is $17.50 an hour, there is no "unit" differential or increased hourly rate for certifications, BSN'S and ADN's make the same...and I'm pretty sure that is that same for the other hospital in town...

    I work in Hickory NC, I have 10 years experience
    Last edit by ratchetrn on Mar 11, '06
  5. by   KristyEDrn
    Rachet,
    Where in NC do you live? I am in Kernersville and have worked at hospitals in W-S, G'boro, and High Point.
    K
  6. by   Possum
    Here in Australia we get different pay in all States, but in my state we get from first year to eight year a pay increase then it just stops there, you dont get any more for any area you work in. As for ALSC, TNCC u dont get any more pay. So for your whole career u stay at Year 8 pay!! No incentives to do anything else.
  7. by   SuperStockRN
    I work in Northern Indiana (ER) level 2, new grads start at $19/hr. We have nearly $2 hourly differentials. WE do not get any premium for certifications because they are part of the hiring/orientation process.

    Hope this helps someone...
  8. by   Nutmeg5575
    How do you go about asking for more money during the interview? I am always too shy and I feel like I'm being rude.
  9. by   Bumashes
    New ADN grads on the MS Gulf Coast begin at $17-$20 per hour depending on the facility.
  10. by   Bumashes
    Quote from Possum
    Here in Australia we get different pay in all States, but in my state we get from first year to eight year a pay increase then it just stops there, you dont get any more for any area you work in. As for ALSC, TNCC u dont get any more pay. So for your whole career u stay at Year 8 pay!! No incentives to do anything else.
    That's atrocious! How backward thinking do you have be to pay people that way! I really feel for you.
  11. by   MMARN
    Quote from kitcat3968
    Sorry, as a part-time staff ER nurse with 7 years with the facility, in Cleveland, I make 26.98/hr. What the deal is with the other 2 cents - no one can answer. As an agency with this experience, and of course ACLS, PALS, BLS, I make 39/hr weekday 1st shift. If I haven't had enough of the abuse for one week and I pick up a weekend night shift through agency, I make 45/hr. The deal gets really sweet with weekend, night shift on a holiday - then it's 63/hr. For example, I since this past Christmas and New Year's fell on the weekends - I worked night shift 12/23 11p-7a and got the higher rate of 63/hr. Hope this helps. Cathy, RN, BSN, Cleveland

    As in 45 DOLLARS??!!!
    As in 63 DOLLARS AN HOUR!!!!!!!!!?? HOLY MOLY! This is Cleveland??
    I need to move there. Forget Florida!
  12. by   nursern20
    Thanks everyone for replying!! very much appreciated
    Reading most of responses is very depressing though. I didn't know salaries could be so low especially in such an area like the emergency room.
    Nurses absolutely deserve more money considering that the lives of patients are in our hands. Don't you think thats a big responsibility? Dont you think we deserve not only verbal recognition but also monetary recognition for all the hard work we do? I think the majority of the RN population feels they deserve more money, so when will there be a change? Do you think it's possible for all of us to come together and make a change?
    My sister started making 18 or 20 per hour in her first year as an RN. That was over 13 yrs ago. Some of the numbers im reading are still around the same ballpark.
    Starting salaries should increase everywhere.
    Maybe Im being overly ambitious here or maybe I still have more to learn about how the world works. But those are just my thoughts at the moment. And please dont tell me that its not about the money, nursing is about caring. I already know what nursing is about, that is why I chose to be one. I love taking care of people, I love science. I also love being financially sound thank you very much. :P
    Ugh, as i'm making the transition from student to working adult I am finding the real world to be more stressful than school!
    Please don't bite my head off for this post. they're just my opinions! which will probably change in the next 2 yrs again
  13. by   Nutmeg5575
    Quote from nursern20
    I didn't know salaries could be so low especially in such an area like the emergency room.
    I did research on different nursing salaries in maryland and ER nursing is the 3rd lowest paying specialty along with psych in Maryland.


    Here is what I found from http://swz.salary.com/

    Average nurse in my area makes: 60k

    Surgical First Assistant: 71k
    Research Nurse: 64k
    OR Nurse: 62k
    Recovery Room: 61k
    Renal: 61k
    Oncology: 59k
    CCU: 59k
    Obstetrics: 58k
    ER: 57k
    Psych: 57k
    ICU: 56k
    Geriatric: 52k

    The average ER NP makes 81k; average head nurse in the ER makes 82k.

    I still want to know what most of you say when you ask for more money lol! I need to learn how to do that.

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