Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 43

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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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    What hospital in citruis heights did he get a job at?
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    Iowa is one of the lowest paying states for nurses (#48 nationally). New grads tend to start at $18-$21/hr depending on where you are hired. They're trying to working on raising the pay but not anytime soon with the tough economic times we're in right now. On the upside though, the cost of living is less here.
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    I just got hired at $29.40 which includes a $3.00 night diff. includes benefits. My friend who got hired in Dec said the union is fighting for higher wages for us to match sister hospitals and if they do not nurses inl four hospitals are going to walk. I was told by one of the nurses on CNA that our hospital has the lowest paid nurses in California. When I mentioned another hospital in the area that I know makes less she said "thats different" (this hospital I mentioned is considered the red headed step child by some; they are a for profit and there are always rumors of them going under) so maybe she means the lowest out of the healthcare system I got hired at, they have several of them throughout the state.


    The area of nursing makes a difference, another friend of my that graduated in December is a prison nurse and makes $85,000/year...thinking there must be some hazard pay in there..has to wear a stab vest and everything.


    There is no real range for new grad pay since each state has such drastically different costs of living. In my area of California (which is cheaper than big city areas) you can still can not get a half decent home for under 250,000 (fortunately my husband is a contractor so we can get away with looking at the least decent ones), my cousin in Michigan is looking at a house for $45,000...you can not even buy a trailer in a trailer park for that here!
    Last edit by HeartsOpenWide on May 17, '09
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    Erie, PA. $18.36 starting days. Not too exciting, but my rent here is only $350 for a nice 2 br apt. :can't find shoulder shrug smilie:
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    Here is Mobile, AL, no one is hiring new grads except for a choice few and i graduated cum laude. The nurse recruiter from a local hospital said their starting salary for new nurses in 19.00/hour. I am willing to relocate in order to get the experience. ANY IDEAS?
    Last edit by mamaellis2many on May 23, '09 : Reason: forgot to add salary
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    Here in Orange County, NY: The starting pay at the hospital I just got hired at (YAY!) is $32/hr. I'm also getting a $2 shift differential.
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    Once I pass NCLEX, I'll start out at $25/hour + $3.80 night shift differential, and $2.50 weekend differential. I'm in Maryland and I'm honestly most excited that it's double what I make as a tech (without differential).
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    I am a new grad in the Chicago area and accepted a job making $24/hr plus $3.25/hr more for nights that I will be working. I also was told I can get up to an 8% raise this year if I participate in the preceptor program and get certified in the specialty I choose.
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    I also decided to take less pay and less hours to work in the ICU as a new grad. I want to be a CRNA so that's what I chose to do. I look forward to starting
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    Grads in Tucson, AZ make about $25/hr days.... which is pretty awesome in my mind considering rent for 1bd/1ba is 600-700 for decent areas.


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