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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   newgrad2004
    I live in Northern California, where cost of living is still reasonable, housing is much cheaper, everyone from the city moves here. Our pay is nearly 22/hr for a new grad, with a $3 shift differential. Also reimburrsment for tuition, paid NCLEX courses, reimburrsement for hotel during review, scholarships, and 2-4k sign on bonuses. I may even get paid back for the board and testing fees. *cross your fingers*:hatparty:
  2. by   newgrad2004
    RNMommy-

    Move north our houses (decent/nice neighborhood) are still under 200k. Sure you can have a more expensive house, but your 400k homes would more than likely go for just over 100k.
  3. by   RNmommy
    newgrad2004~ We thought about going north but SD is our home. Both my husband and I grew up here and our families are here. I'm sure that I wouldn't fetch $100K for the house we just bought if it were anywhere else. If people would just stop moving here, us locals could afford our city
  4. by   RI ER RN
    I've been an RN now for one year. I'm in RI and work in an ED with a level I Trauma center. I started at 19.60 hr (first shift) and after one year recieved a 1.50 raise. My base is now 21.10 and I work third shift 2.00 diff and 3.50 on weekends. I chose to work 24 hours so anytime I work 4 hours over my eight hours I get double time. I work 3, 12 hour shifts a day where 4 hours of that are double time. (46.20 weekdays and 49.20 weekends) My first year I made close to 60K. I do have to pay 80 bucks a week for health coverage so that comes off that.

    On another note, My wife went 2 years to Dental Hygeine school and makes 35 an hour..no weekends, no nights, pretty easy work. Seems kinda unfair huh? lol
  5. by   RNKITTY04
    We wer told at hospital orientation that they would start us out @ 17.00-18.00. Kinda stinks cause I made that much as a Surgical tech.
  6. by   nekhismom
    well, my base salary might not be the highest, but I am getting a $10,000 sign-on and $10,000 to relocate. Sounds ok to me!
  7. by   kathy8468
    Quote from murnahan5
    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 with honors. I heard the income for new nurses is around $42,000, my wife seems to think it is closer to $50,000. Anyone have any thoughts or opinions? Thanks!
    Nate
    I live north of Cincinnati and have also worked as a travel nurse all over the country. I have been a nurse since 1979 ;but now only make $24.50/hour. That equals around $45,000. I have heard that the salary ranges at one of the hospitals in Cincinnati is $16.26-$26.00. No offense to the new grads;but I would be very upset if a manager started a new grad for $42,000. I do know from working around the country that the Midwest (especially around Cincinnati/Dayton area) have extremely low salaries compared to other areas. Go to Salary.com and it will give you the salary levels and also the cost of living. It's a good way to compare salaries. Good luck in your new career.
  8. by   ahf4699
    Hi. i work in Ct and starting rates for grn's is 22.50 at hartford hospital and st francis hospital. I live in western MA where the starting rates are 19.50 per hour. Good luck...
  9. by   a_clay
    Quote from nekhismom
    well, my base salary might not be the highest, but I am getting a $10,000 sign-on and $10,000 to relocate. Sounds ok to me!
    Where in Texas are you going to be working? I currently live in Dallas but I'm thinking about Houston after I finish school. Does anyone know anything about starting salaries in Houston?
  10. by   kimhaw
    nekhismom- I would defintely would like to know where are you moving and what hospital it is. What is your base hr. pay rate. It is me and my dh dream to move to Texas after I graduate in in May '06. I hope the houses are still good prices in Texas then though.
  11. by   rondafan
    Starting salary here is $17.50 first shift, $2-3.00 for shift dif. I have 7 yrs experience & make 27.00/hr. Very good $$ for my part of town. I live in a 3 bedroom 2 bath brick home on 3 acres & pay $400./month house payment. Can't complain!!
  12. by   a_clay
    Quote from rondafan
    Starting salary here is $17.50 first shift, $2-3.00 for shift dif. I have 7 yrs experience & make 27.00/hr. Very good $$ for my part of town. I live in a 3 bedroom 2 bath brick home on 3 acres & pay $400./month house payment. Can't complain!!
    Where in Texas do you live???
  13. by   rondafan
    Amy...... I live in a town of 2500 people on the Louisiana border. lol...... Hubby is the new grad & he drives 27 miles to work @ 17.50/hr nights. I drive 15 miles for my 27.00/hr, very little driving for the money involved. We do live in a rural community but we do have a Wal-mart!! lol What else could I possibly need?

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