how much salary/hr should I expect since I'm a new grad RN?

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    how much should a new grad RN get paid per hour?

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    It really depends on the area of the country you work in with big cities paying more due to higher cost of living and can also depend on the type of facility you work in. I have a BSN and work in the New England area but now a big city hospital. Typical starting salaries here are around low to mid 20's per hour. I work nights also and we get a great shift differential around $6.50 and hour more for nights.
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    Based entirely on location. And in what line of work you are in. In Idaho the hospitals start around 22/hr and other places start at 30 and still other like California could be as high as 35-40. But you must take into account your cost of living as well.
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    Quote from Idaho Murse
    Based entirely on location. And in what line of work you are in. In Idaho the hospitals start around 22/hr and other places start at 30 and still other like California could be as high as 35-40. But you must take into account your cost of living as well.
    Nurses here in California can be much higher than 35-40. It's not unheard of for a new grad to start at 45-50 an hour before shift differential. If you land a good job at one of the premier hospitals, one could expect to be getting paid around 60 an hour (with differential) after a couple of years experience.
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    I'm looking for hospital jobs in Ontario and most of them are about $28-30/hour to start (pay follows ONA's guidelines I think)... Some are like $21-22, but I think those ones are non-union jobs.
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    As other's have said, your starting pay could vary greatly depending what area of the country you are in. I am in the D.C. area and new grads around here tend to start around $25/hr with differentials.
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    Quote from EllTee2B
    Nurses here in California can be much higher than 35-40. It's not unheard of for a new grad to start at 45-50 an hour before shift differential. If you land a good job at one of the premier hospitals, one could expect to be getting paid around 60 an hour (with differential) after a couple of years experience.
    I really need to move to CA. I live in northern NJ where the c ost of living is comparable.......
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    ....... And we don't make near that much and staffing ratios really stink.My dad had an MI in monterey CA and thought the hospital was beautiful and couldn't believe he was the buses only patient( my dad at the time 3 years ago was 59 and excellent shape out on vacation. Can't beat your genes sometimes)He told me I really need to go out there.
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    In the inland empire in Southern California the lowest I've seen is 25 per hour for new grads
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    Quote from BabyRN23
    how much should a new grad RN get paid per hour?
    In what state? Where do you live?


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