New Grad Salary

  1. Hey! I'm finishing up my BSN this up and coming spring. I am beginning to prepare my resume and starting to look for open jobs. Can everyone just tell me what was your starting payas a new grad?
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   ChristineN
    Starting salaries for new grads can vary widely depending on what part of the country you are in. Down south you may be lucky to start at $20/hr where as in urban areas or California you could be starting around $30/hr.
  4. by   Camwill
    I will be graduating in May 2014 and our starting pay at the hospital I was hired at is $18.35 base with $3.00 night differential. I am in Missouri.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    New grad LVN - started at $18.50 per hour in 2006 (Texas, nursing home setting)

    New grad RN with ASN degree - $28 per hour in 2010 (Texas, nursing home setting)
  6. by   vintage_RN
    It really depends where you are located. $28/hr for me as a new grad hot off the press RPN in Ontario, Canada
  7. by   inchii
    Depends on which state. In AZ, new grads start at around low to mid $20s. If you want to boost it up a bit, you can do nights for the night shift differential. Some hospitals offer a weekend differential too.
  8. by   janessa07
    South Carolina new grad - starting at 22.73 + 2$ for nights and $6 for weekends
  9. by   Keepitreal123
    Balt hospitals starting is $24/hr plus shift diff nights and wkends. Bayview Hopkins is even less $23/hr (Hopkins pays less bec you get the name). LTC is usually more- $27/hr plus SD. Homecare more like $30/hr. Hope this helps. Overtime and PTO/sick days etc also make a diff
  10. by   lwhatley
    New Grad ICU, Texas: $20/hr for orientation period, $24.95/hr after orientation with +$3.50/hr differential for nights, and +$4.00/hr differential for weekend.
  11. by   THELIVINGWORST
    126 bed hospital in Las Vegas, NV at $28/hr plus $2.10/hr for night shift in neuro med surg unit.
  12. by   c.kelly20
    $22.70/hour in PA, hospital medsurg floor. Transferred after 6 months to an outside hospital in the ED, $23.58/hr.
  13. by   Alfi_srq
    Florida $22.40/hr with $2 afternoon differential or weekend differential for ASN at a public non-profit hospital for 800 beds. BSN required to be completed in 3 years. BSN grads pay is 3% more. They are paying my BSN tuition this semester. I also got my nclex fees reimbursed.
  14. by   RN-BSNheather
    $17.75 base + $1 for BSN + $3.05 for night shift differential. So I'm making $21.80 as a new grad on a mother-baby unit in Missouri.

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