New Nurse Salary - page 2

I will be graduating in May...What are the current income ranges for new nurses? I hope to work in either the Surgery Department or the Emergency Department. I live in Cincinnati and I will graduate... Read More

  1. by   paula77720
    Quote from casper1
    Rochester New York my facility new RN grads start 17.50 hour. Sign on bonus of $7,500. Paid over a 1 1/2 yr period.
    nyc - graduatimg in june, got offered a job in med surg for 60 k plus evening diff of 5k --- total of 65k, associate grad,,, not bad
  2. by   nekhismom
    well, in southern va it's low! Around the $16-17 dollar range here, barely any sign-on's and NO relocation. But considering the cost of living, it ends up being pretty good. But I'm still moving to texas!
  3. by   perc71
    Quote from nekhismom
    well, in southern va it's low! Around the $16-17 dollar range here, barely any sign-on's and NO relocation. But considering the cost of living, it ends up being pretty good. But I'm still moving to texas!
    $16-17 range??? Thats lack of R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the noble profession of an RN.

    New grads in Los Angeles could fetch around $24-28/hr range not counting noc differential which is $3-5/hr range:hatparty:


    photon71
  4. by   NurseDixie
    $17.65/hr in south western WV. :uhoh21:
  5. by   orrnlori
    For those new nurses pulling down the reported 60-100,000 per year, please keep in mind the cost of living in New York and Los Angeles and other areas as well. Compensation is driven by many many economic factors.

    My son recently returned from a visit to NYC with stars in his eyes. He also brought a copy of the Village Voice with him. As he talked about moving to NYC after graduation I calmly flipped back to the classified for apartments. Studio apartments were 1600-2000 per month. His balloon was quickly deflated. A two bedroon duplex in my city can be had for 575.00/month in a nice safe area of town.

    It is not disrespectful of nurses to not pay them 70,000 per year to start if the local economic infrastructure does not warrant it. In southern California, a 3 bedroom 1 bath ranch can run over 280,000+, I have several friends there and also many of our residents visit sou. california thinking they want to live there until they see the prices. So therefore, I hope you do pull down 30/hr because even that won't qualify you for that house with 5% down.

    All I'm saying is to keep it in perspective and many many of us in this country live in "cow-town" as one poster put it. It's actually quite nice here. Our new grads start at 19.60/hour about 41,000/yr. They can feed their cows on that, I guarantee it. :chuckle
  6. by   LadyT618
    Quote from paula77720
    nyc - graduatimg in june, got offered a job in med surg for 60 k plus evening diff of 5k --- total of 65k, associate grad,,, not bad
    That sounds really good. If you don't mind me asking, which school are you graduating from and what hospital offered you the job? I am currently in an ADN program in Brooklyn.
  7. by   paula77720
    Quote from LadyT618
    That sounds really good. If you don't mind me asking, which school are you graduating from and what hospital offered you the job? I am currently in an ADN program in Brooklyn.
    I'm graduating from a CUNY school in Queens. The salary rates in the city have gone up this year. Heres some of the best hospitals that i know (fresh graduate, ADN) : Lenox hill - 60K, New York Presby - 62K, NYU and Mt. Sinai - 62K (u need to have a BS though), Hosp of Special Surgery.

    plus +++++ shift diff, BSN, experience (if you have any)

    good luck...
  8. by   Stitchie
    Quote from TMnurse
    I think someone wrote 42K... I would think that is the least you'd make unless your in cow town USA where 42K might be a lot. Check out salary.com it is pretty accurate in my exp. In Chicago you should expect the mid to high 40s straight salary. My hospital has a 20% shift dif so if you work afternoons or weekends your at something like $55,000s... or work days and put in some OT. Say 10 hours a week OT--you should be right around $60,000 (at least) That's at 1.5 for OT but my hospital pays 1.7 for OT. Good Luck. PS-there are some aggressive workers I know cracking close to a 60 hour work week. Crazy I know but do the math... you end up closer to 100K than 50K for sure. Good Luck
    TMNurse -- where do you work in Chicago? I want to go there!
  9. by   LadyT618
    Quote from paula77720
    I'm graduating from a CUNY school in Queens. The salary rates in the city have gone up this year. Heres some of the best hospitals that i know (fresh graduate, ADN) : Lenox hill - 60K, New York Presby - 62K, NYU and Mt. Sinai - 62K (u need to have a BS though), Hosp of Special Surgery.

    plus +++++ shift diff, BSN, experience (if you have any)

    good luck...
    You mentioned Hospital for Special Surgery, which I am very interested in for a summer externship and also for future employment, once I graduate....but you did mention the salary for that hospital.
    I didn't realize the starting salaries were that good.

    Thanks for the info.
  10. by   TMnurse
    University of Chicago Hospitals... as I understand it you Rush... Northwestern... University of IL hospital (all of these in or near downtown) should be right around the same as U of C.
    Quote from Stitchie
    TMNurse -- where do you work in Chicago? I want to go there!
  11. by   TMnurse
    Sounds to me like your afraid to let your boy "fly from the nest"... yes, I imagine NYC is very pricey and the blue grass state so cozy. I myself will probably end up in "cow town USA" but I won't be there until I start to gray... until then I try to earn as much as possible and don't think twice about it.


    Quote from orrnlori
    For those new nurses pulling down the reported 60-100,000 per year, please keep in mind the cost of living in New York and Los Angeles and other areas as well. Compensation is driven by many many economic factors.

    My son recently returned from a visit to NYC with stars in his eyes. He also brought a copy of the Village Voice with him. As he talked about moving to NYC after graduation I calmly flipped back to the classified for apartments. Studio apartments were 1600-2000 per month. His balloon was quickly deflated. A two bedroon duplex in my city can be had for 575.00/month in a nice safe area of town.

    It is not disrespectful of nurses to not pay them 70,000 per year to start if the local economic infrastructure does not warrant it. In southern California, a 3 bedroom 1 bath ranch can run over 280,000+, I have several friends there and also many of our residents visit sou. california thinking they want to live there until they see the prices. So therefore, I hope you do pull down 30/hr because even that won't qualify you for that house with 5% down.

    All I'm saying is to keep it in perspective and many many of us in this country live in "cow-town" as one poster put it. It's actually quite nice here. Our new grads start at 19.60/hour about 41,000/yr. They can feed their cows on that, I guarantee it. :chuckle
  12. by   orrnlori
    Well, gee, okay then. All I was trying to point out was that different cost of living centers will yeild different starting salaries for people. I guess my point was that if some 20 year old new grad read this board, having just been offered 19.00/hour that she/he might be upset hearing that some other new grad who had just been through the same schooling was going to pull 27.00/hr. and not realize why that was. And I got that idea from my 19 year old who really didn't understand that more than just McDonald's was expensive in New York. So I'm really sorry that I somehow apparently upset you to the point you needed to comment on my family and where I live.
  13. by   nekhismom
    I agree ORRNLORI. Cost of living is cheap here. It's cheap where I'm moving. I still won't be making $27/hr, but when you consider the average salary in that area, I will be doing just fine.

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