How much does a nurse make right out of school?

  1. 0 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?
  2. Visit  tczapp88 profile page

    About tczapp88

    From 'West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA'; Joined Jan '13; Posts: 8.

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  3. Visit  ChristineN profile page
    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. Visit  tczapp88 profile page
    Great, thanks. I'm more toward te philadelphia area.
  5. Visit  j.ll profile page
  6. Visit  St_Claire profile page
    Check It was very accurate for my area.
  7. Visit  naptime14 profile page
    start around $29/hr. in NE Ohio
  8. Visit  Mandy0728 profile page
    That's weird, in NW Ohio, it's only $24
  9. Visit  alibee profile page
    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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