Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 2

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

  1. by   sun1shine1
    I'm hearing around the $20/hr range here in south Louisiana. Check salary.com. I was trying to figure this out earlier tonight too!!
  2. by   Aneroo
    Quote from JENRN2BMICHIGAN
    Where? When I lived in NC (7 1/2 years ago) it was $600 for a townhouse really close to Cape Fear Valley Medical Systems - but I've heard cost of living has gone way up. This was in Fayetteville. They seem to like to raise cost of living for us military. Lucky us - even when the pay is WAY low in that area. We would love to move back to NC someday soon, where is the cost of living so low?
    Thanks!
    I'm in Greenville (near ECU). Even near the medical center, it runs 600-800 for nice places. However, Raleigh is EXPENSIVE! I lived in Havelock for a while (USMC Air Base Cherry Point), but my ex-dh and I lived on base. I think down there it was more expensive because of the closeness to the beach. Fayetteville and Jacksonville, I would not doubt it's very expensive. Thank God for BAH! -Andrea
  3. by   manna
    Mississippi - new grads around here start about $19.50/h, plus $2-3 shift diff for evenings or graves.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    Ours is ~$20/hour until you pass the boards and goes up ~$1.00 after boards are passed. +$1-2 hour more for shift diffential.
  5. by   krmkl0921
    Here in Boise, Idaho they offered 18.95 for ADN and 19.95 for BSN
  6. by   smile123
    In N. California, new grads are offered $33.48/hr. The cost of living is high around here, so that's the reason for the higher rate than some of the other posts listed.

    Smile123
  7. by   MsLpn02
    Quote from manna
    Mississippi - new grads around here start about $19.50/h, plus $2-3 shift diff for evenings or graves.

    In southern Mississippi, a new grad's starting salary is $17/hr plus $2-3 shift diff for evenings or nights. An LPN working in LTC makes about that much. I work with one that makes over $20/hr. Where in Mississippi do you live? Maybe I need to move :chuckle
  8. by   Mrs.Yost
    I'm in Chicago (somewhat high cost of living, but not really higher paying).

    Day shift $22/hr.

    Afternoon differential 2.50
    Nights differential 3.25
    Weekend differential 2.00
  9. by   LilRedRN1973
    I just signed my contract for my job in the ICU once I graduate....starting pay $26.35/hour. There is a hospital closer to my house (about 5 min away as opposed to the one I will be working that is 30 min away) that will pay $28.00/hr for the same shift (nights) I will be working, but it's a smaller, private hospital that I have NO interest in working at.

    Melanie = )
  10. by   smile123
    Quote from RNnTraining1973
    I just signed my contract for my job in the ICU once I graduate....starting pay $26.35/hour. There is a hospital closer to my house (about 5 min away as opposed to the one I will be working that is 30 min away) that will pay $28.00/hr for the same shift (nights) I will be working, but it's a smaller, private hospital that I have NO interest in working at.

    Melanie = )
    Melanie brings up a really good point. Money is one thing, but consider WHERE you will be working. I would rather take a place that I feel comfortable at and will fit my long term career goals for less money than to be in a situation that would not make me happy in the long run.

    Smile123
  11. by   alleycat
    WOW! I guess after reading many of the post I should be satsified wage wise after all. I am a LVN, now an RN IP, taking my NCLEX this month. I was having a difficult time accepting that I am now only making $1.25/hr more as an RN v.s. an LVN because of my length of time as a LVN my wages were considered good for where I live rural Northern California. I've been an LVN for 18 years, but only 2 years at the hospital I currently work at. My position as an LVN was eliminated and converted over to my new role. I have to agree that money isn't everything though, it is working and being happy with the job you do and where you are. I worked long hours and made TONS of overtime/double time at another hospital and wouldn't trade it for where I am now. I work on a wonderful Neuroscience unit w/17 beds. I tell people that when I came to work there, it was like dying and going to heaven. It truly is a wonderful job. Now that I will have my RN and being able to do everything MYSELF and not be "just an LVN!!" I am so much happier (other LVN"s don't be offended....many make that comment of "just an LVN" and it has driven myself and my other classmates that were LVN's NUTS!!) ....
  12. by   perfectbluebuildings
    I will be starting at a base pay of $17 per hour in Knoxville... but cost of living there is much cheaper than a lot of other places. Plus it is a hospital I am very excited about working at!!
  13. by   ER-RN-2B
    I'm in Springfield, MO. I have heard new grads start at 15.50 an hour here, 16.50 if I'm lucky. Cost of living is cheap, you can get a nice apartment for 600 a month, but the two hospitals here battle to keep wages low for us. :angryfire Too bad I like Springfield so much.

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