New Nurse Salary - page 3

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 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.

    NYC is pretty expensive if you live in manhattan but there are boroughs too that are 15-30 mins by subway that are pretty reasonable in housing rates. I live in queens (Astoria) which is a nice neighborhood and pays 1,020 for a 2 bedroom apartment, 15 minutes commute to midtown where i'll be working. Ten blocks away from me is costco -- so what can i ask more? SO if i make 65K a year not to mention overtime, then i can pretty much save some money and enjoy my life.

    ALso, coming from overseas and having lived in new york city for 4 years has more advantages than disadvantages for me. If you love culture and good food as well as endless opportunites, new york is the place to be.
  2. by   paula77720
    Quote from LadyT618
    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.

    Lady T618,

    Hope you dont mind me asking..... just curious.... why did you choose Hospital for special surgery for possible employment?

    Answer me and i'll let you know why i'm asking.... or pm me.
  3. by   kimmicoobug
    I just figured out my income for this upcoming year, and it is right under 50,000 without the overtime. Now mind you, even if I take no extra shifts, I still have overtime with end of shift charting (last week alone was at least six hours)
  4. by   kimmicoobug
    Money is pretty good considering I live in a farming community, and I do believe the cost of living is pretty low (eastern WA)
  5. by   Mom2kids
    I've been doing some research and in the Chicago suburbs most new grads start around $18-20 per hour, then after a your training/evaluation period (anywhere from 12 weeks - 6 months), you get 'bumped' to regualr RN base pay ($21+). As mentioned in the earlier post, within the city limits, you'll find new grads make more money than in the 'burbs'.
  6. by   Mr_D
    How about the Atlanta metro area? Anyone?
  7. by   EmeraldNYL
    Quote from chellevrn
    $26.47/hour at Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. The places I looked into were offering around $23-26/hr. Congratulations on graduating!!
    Wow that is really good!! Here in Philly new grads make about $24 an hour, and the cost of living is higher then in New Jersey!!
  8. by   LadyT618
    Quote from paula77720
    Lady T618,

    Hope you dont mind me asking..... just curious.... why did you choose Hospital for special surgery for possible employment?

    Answer me and i'll let you know why i'm asking.... or pm me.
    For 1, it's the only Magnet Hospital in the city (if you want to count North Shore-LIJ in Long Island) and I found them to be pretty interesting. They peaked my interest when I went to the NSANYS conference in Tarrytown. Now you got me curious....why r u askin?
    I would've PM'd you but I noticed you were not online.

    Thanks....you can PM me too if you happen to see me.

    Toni
  9. by   paula77720
    Quote from LadyT618
    For 1, it's the only Magnet Hospital in the city (if you want to count North Shore-LIJ in Long Island) and I found them to be pretty interesting. They peaked my interest when I went to the NSANYS conference in Tarrytown. Now you got me curious....why r u askin?
    I would've PM'd you but I noticed you were not online.

    Thanks....you can PM me too if you happen to see me.

    Toni

    Hi LadyT618,

    Youre right .... HSS is one of the best. That's where i'm going

    Good luck to you too!
  10. by   Auri
    As a new grad I get roughly $21.50 base hourly pay, with a 20% shift differential for 3-11. $26.00 give or take isn't anything to sneeze at. It also happens to be fairly inexpensive to live where I currently am. Of course I have to drive about 50 miles, but trust me it's worth it.
  11. by   Headhurt
    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.
    Hey!! I happen to live in Cowtown!!! 42K is a lot to a new grad just out of school, but I think our GN's start out closer to 46-48K, depending on where you end up. Inner city hospitals tend to pay a little more than suburban hospitals (hazard pay?), and the shift diffs are higher than what I heard from most other areas. Good thing I like the night shift!!
  12. by   LadyT618
    Quote from paula77720
    Hi LadyT618,

    Youre right .... HSS is one of the best. That's where i'm going

    Good luck to you too!
    I had a feeling that's why you were asking. Congrats!! Keep in touch...let me know how you like it.

    Toni
  13. by   RNmommy
    $24.72/hr + $1000 sign on bonus in San Diego. Barely enough to cover bills and mortgage. The going rate for a 3 br home in a decent part of the city is $400,000+ My hospital also pays relocation but I don't kow the details bc I didn't need to relocate. There is only one hospital that I know of here that will pay a portion of student loans but it is deemed "serving an underserving population". My hospital is also preparing for it's magnet survey this summer.

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