First RN job & it's pay

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    Hello everyone,
    I would like as many responses as possible. I am located in Houston, Texas but looking to working to work anywhere in the US. I am about to get my RN license and I have started looking for a job. What should I expect my salaray or my wage/hr at my first job as a RN with no experience? If people would tell me their personal pay they received at there first job would be helpful. I've researched the web and found just a scattered range of pays. Your responses will be very appreciated. Thanks!
    Last edit by Stephen.Stevens on Jun 30, '11
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    People need to know where you are located as it varies greatly regionally.
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    Sorry about that. I am new to "allnurses.com". I fixed the thread and put my location. I am from Houston, TX.
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    I'm in San Antonio, Tx. My wife is a RN (1 year now) and we both work at the same system. Here, RNs are starting around $21.50, a little more if you have experience (2 years clinical, 3 years non-clinical)
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    Quote from UPSBossman
    I'm in San Antonio, Tx. My wife is a RN (1 year now) and we both work at the same system. Here, RNs are starting around $21.50, a little more if you have experience (2 years clinical, 3 years non-clinical)
    That's not even $40K after taxes. Any idea what her pay would be at after 10 years of exp.?
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    I am in Montana. My first job as an RN, the job I still hold pays $24 an hour. It's in long term care in a less than desirable facility though. The cost of living is quite low here, but we actually do have a bit of a shortage of nurses in the town I live in, so they have to pay higher to have any staff at all.
    reg.nurse likes this.
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    I just got my first nursing job in southern California, I will start making 32/hr
    Lina_V, teresas20000, reg.nurse, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from calinurse11
    I just got my first nursing job in southern California, I will start making 32/hr
    Are you working in a major hospital? Was that job as an RN or BSN? What is your title now?
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    Quote from Lissa,RN
    I am in Montana. My first job as an RN, the job I still hold pays $24 an hour. It's in long term care in a less than desirable facility though. The cost of living is quite low here, but we actually do have a bit of a shortage of nurses in the town I live in, so they have to pay higher to have any staff at all.
    Do you plan on going to school or is making $40,00o sufficient enough to you?
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    I am an ADN and started in Wisconsin as a new grad @ $20.90 base + $2.50 night differential. (Small rural hospital)

    Came to GA (with less than one year experience) rate went to $21.90 +3.50 differential and a 4K sign on bonus over two years. (Large urban hospital)

    BSN's in both jobs came with $.50 more per hour.
    reg.nurse likes this.


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