New Nurse Salary

  1. 0 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
  2. Visit  murnahan5 profile page

    About murnahan5

    39 Years Old; Joined Mar '04; Posts: 1.

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  3. Visit  KimRN03 profile page
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    Here in MN working at a Level 1 Trauma Center, $22.29 per hour for new grads with a $1000 sign on bonus.
  4. Visit  Anniekins profile page
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    I am also from Ohio and will graduate this May. I just got hired, and accepted a position today on a Surgical floor, for $23.03/hour. That is SALARY, an interesting concept but I'll take it. :spin:

    I also recieved 7,500 in tuition reembursement at the beginning of school this year, in exchange for working at this hospital for one year! Not a bad deal at all! I'm very excited to start! :hatparty:
  5. Visit  emily_rn_03 profile page
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    I just started at a hospital in MN and I am making 23.92/hr. The relocation package was awesome. They paid for a hotel stay and meals so I could find housing, they paid for my entire move, and I also got a $1000 relocation bonus.
  6. Visit  orrnlori profile page
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    If you can start as a new grad at 50,000/year grab it! I think the 42,000 is much more realistic unless you want to work some serious overtime.
  7. Visit  jazznkate profile page
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    I live here in Los Angeles CA and I will be starting at $52,400 a year. Anyways Congratulations, I bet you're very excited to graduate.
  8. Visit  ManEnough profile page
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    Salary.com is a great resource for salary information. 52K is nothing to sneeze at!
  9. Visit  kimmicoobug profile page
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    I make $24 an hour and pick up maybe one shift of overtime a pay period, usually a weekend shift, which is double time. I have brought home some fat paychecks.
  10. Visit  pokey sn profile page
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    In my area the average starting rate of pay for new grads is between $21-24 an hour plus shift differentials of $3-$4 and weekend pay of $3-4 more an hour. The sign on bonus are usually in the southern part of the state like Yale new haven hospital and greenwich hospital.

    Pokey
  11. Visit  casper1 profile page
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    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.
  12. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    $23 / hour in southeastern PA.

    BTW, congrats!
  13. Visit  chellevrn profile page
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    $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!!
    Last edit by chellevrn on Mar 7, '04
  14. Visit  TMnurse profile page
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    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

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