How much does a nurse make right out of school?

  1. On average, how much will a nurse just out of school with a bsn make starting out in Pennsylvania? How difficult is it to find a job in PA?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   ChristineN
    Depends what part of PA you are in. In the eastern side of the state near Philly, new grads can start around $25/hr. However on the western side of the state near Pittsburgh, new grads start around $20/hr. Some parts of the state, especially urban areas that are swamped with nursing programs, are more difficult for new grads to get a job right away. Apply early, apply to a variety of jobs, and if you are dead set on a hospital position, don't be above moving out of state if necessary.
  4. by   tczapp88
    Great, thanks. I'm more toward te philadelphia area.
  5. by   j.ll
    Wow!!
  6. by   St_Claire
    Check www.salary.com. It was very accurate for my area.
  7. by   naptime14
    start around $29/hr. in NE Ohio
  8. by   Mandy0728
    That's weird, in NW Ohio, it's only $24
  9. by   alibee
    Friends of mine who recently were hired at two different major teaching hospitals in Philly (Einstein and HUP) are making $27 and some change as new grad RNs. I work across the bridge in Camden and started at $31/hr.

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