Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 4

by ashfost

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hello all. just readin different threads and wonderin what does the starting salary look like for a grad nurse? i live the in Atlanta area so any ball park figure will do. thanks!... Read More


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    in san antonio at one hospital GN's get paid same as RN's. no raise for passing boards. no raise for acls. no raise for CCRN or other certification.
    starting pay is $17/hr. $2.80 evening diff. $4.5 night diff. weekenders get $5 extra. reg weekend pay diff is $3.
    also low cost of living in san antonio. apartments range from $400-$1200, depends on the area. average about $500 1 bedroom
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    in mobile alabama new grad salaries range from 15 to 19 base rate. i make 19.25 plus 3 dollars shift diff for nights. i notice i don't make as much as some other areas of the country but my cost of living is low.
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    Just wanted to say hi to everyone because this is my first post.

    To answer you question, here in North California I had a friend with an ADN (maybe and RN) straight out of school get $37.00/hr. That makes me very happy because hopefully in 3.5 years I will be a RN also.
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    Quote from Compassionate_Nurse
    north fla the average is 17-19$ central fl is a little better but not much. if you want tomake money then you need to move to tampa, miami, or palm beach. the thing about north fl though is the cost of living. I know adn's with experience who are making $100,000 a year as DON's and Risk managers. you can get a really nice house for about 200,000$ or a decent one for 100,000$. lots of good hospitals too, especially in Gainesville, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando. If you tell me a general area I could give you more info.
    hi. I was actually thinking on moving to Tampa, orlando or somewere near by. If you can give me more info would be really good. you can also send me a mesage if you want to give me more details. I just want to go over there knowing that I can be able to afford to live over there with my two children. Thanks again.
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    Quote from drdan
    Just wanted to say hi to everyone because this is my first post.

    To answer you question, here in North California I had a friend with an ADN (maybe and RN) straight out of school get $37.00/hr. That makes me very happy because hopefully in 3.5 years I will be a RN also.
    Welcome and hope everything goes well for you.
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    This is my first post also. I've been a nurse for 6 1/2 yrs. I'm making $21.74 in OHIO. Looking at this thread, I'm starting to think I'm under-paid! I work in an area hospital with Great benefits.....but still. I work 3rd shift. Our differential is $3.00/hr. (of course I did start out at $14.xx/hour as a new grad 6 years ago

    Are these posts mostly hospital salaries??? I could understand the higher pay if it was agency or travelers.......

    -Cyber
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    Quote from cybermom463
    This is my first post also. I've been a nurse for 6 1/2 yrs. I'm making $21.74 in OHIO. Looking at this thread, I'm starting to think I'm under-paid! I work in an area hospital with Great benefits.....but still. I work 3rd shift. Our differential is $3.00/hr. (of course I did start out at $14.xx/hour as a new grad 6 years ago

    Are these posts mostly hospital salaries??? I could understand the higher pay if it was agency or travelers.......

    -Cyber
    Answering your question I think it's true. I've heard of a nurse (bilingual that started after graduation making $25.00 an hour at the ER. I think that maybe salaries are different in every state because of living costs.
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    Quote from Sujeily Martir
    Answering your question I think it's true. I've heard of a nurse (bilingual that started after graduation making $25.00 an hour at the ER. I think that maybe salaries are different in every state because of living costs.
    The $35.00/hr is starting pay in the San Francisco Bay area for regular RNs, not travellers. The cost of living is very high, so that's the reason for this higher starting salary. Travellers make even more. It's not uncommon to pay $1100 to $1500 for a 1 BR apt.

    Smile123
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    Quote from SunnyChickRN
    Hi Carrie...I'm just curious..I too live in Ohio...is the 26 and hour for an agency? I'm just curious because that is a really good starting rate...better than I have come accross. I may have to switch jobs!!
    I agree!!!

    Carrie, I'm curious too! Like I said in my post. I've been a nurse for over 6 years and am only making 21.74!!! Plus my $3.00 shift diff. for working 12-hour nights! (working in Ohio)

    Of course I did forget to mention my $4,000 sign on bonus and my $12,000 bonus for a commitment to working 3rd shift for 2 years. But what stinks about the bonuses is they tax them to death. They even include them in our regular pay checks....the least they could do is cut us a seperate check....so unfortunately we don't bring home the full amount of the bonus.

    Sorry....kind of started ranting....oops!!

    -Cyber
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    Quote from carrie12
    Hey,

    I live in Ohio. I just started the interview process and so far I've been offered 22/hour plus benefits up to 26/hour plus benefits. I'm taking the latter one, plus they said they'd pay off my school loans!!

    hope that helps

    Carrie
    Hi Carrie,

    My daughter is graduating from nursing school tomorrow night. She has a lot of school loans. Do you mind if I ask what hospital you are working at. She lives in Lancaster, but is willing to move. Thanks for your info.

    Dreama


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