First RN job & it's pay

  1. 0 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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    Joined Jun '11; Posts: 10; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    People need to know where you are located as it varies greatly regionally.
  4. Visit  Stephen.Stevens profile page
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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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  5. Visit  UPSBossman profile page
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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.?
  7. Visit  Lissa,RN profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  calinurse11 profile page
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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?
  11. Visit  Tait profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  Momfirstalways profile page
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    I am not a new nurse but when I graduated from nursing school 20 years ago starting pay was $20.00. I see starting pay has not increase dramatically. Just curious how much did you expect to get paid. $40,000 starting pay out of college is not bad! Nurses often don't get raises every year and when they do it is very little!
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  13. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Started out as a new grad (diploma RN) in Pittsburgh making $19.50/hr for a major hospital. Got my BSN and got a whopping $0.50 raise, only $1/hr differential for nights


    I now work in the DC metro making double that $35-$39/hr plus differentials
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  14. Visit  GM2RN profile page
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    Quote from Momfirstalways
    I am not a new nurse but when I graduated from nursing school 20 years ago starting pay was $20.00. I see starting pay has not increase dramatically. Just curious how much did you expect to get paid. $40,000 starting pay out of college is not bad! Nurses often don't get raises every year and when they do it is very little!

    That's true. New grads with bachelors degrees in other fields often make only 20-30 thousand dollars for an entry level position.

    New grads in my state start between $22 and $27 per hour before shift diff, which varies between hospitals.
    reg.nurse likes this.


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