Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 32

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   dreamon
    Quote from deefromlv
    In Vegas at the hospital I want to work at:

    $28 base
    $2 more nights
    $2 more weekends

    New grad with all benefits. Not too shabby. An apt is about 900.

    D
    I like the sound of that. I read elsewhere it was lower but that was a few years ago I presume. Vegas baby!
  2. by   Up2nogood RN
    Quote from PACIFICWHALES
    i am interested in salaries for the following states

    north and south dakota
    oregon
    delaware
    maine
    connecticut
    new hampshire

    day shifts only
    I will be starting as a new grad in Portland Oregon w/ base rate of $28 and noc shift diff of $5.50/hr and wknds $2.00/hr.
  3. by   Bety3ny
    NYC Average

    34.65/Hr Days
    39.34/Hr Eve/Nights

    *plus 1200 BSN differential
  4. by   Woodenpug
    I apologize if this has been mentioned before, the thread is a bit long. I found that the commercial sites were not accurate, when I was looking for a Job. The government posts information, which seems close to my personal experience.

    http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291111.htm

    Then again, they have a bias, in that they want as much tax money as they can get.
  5. by   NurseEllis
    Quote from 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.
    THAT has to be wrong, Im sorry, 33k a year for a RN??? no way.....I work as a paramedic, (albeit as supervisor and Assistant Director) and I make 17.50/hr with full benefits (fully paid family health insurance, full dental and vision, life insurance policy, and 5% 403B matching, and 4 weeks vacation/PTO a year). Which when you factor in benefits comes to about 4/hr extra, so 21.50 for a paramedic who traditional makes 15k-20k/year less than a RN.

    I don't care where you live 30k a year for a nurse is pathetic.......I can't image what Paramedics make in your area.....

    Chris, NREMT-P, BS, GN
  6. by   NurseEllis
    oh I forgot, I work in upstate NY (Binghamton NY) and starting wage for a nurse is 23 (plus night/weekend diff). I was lucky enough to have the hospital pay for school. I was accepted into a nurse incentive program, for a 2 year commitment while I was going to school. They pay 1900/semester for ADN and 2500 for BSN students + 500 per semester for books. No joke. They paid around 9k for my excelsior college paramedic to RN bridge without a glich, unreal really.......since I paid 6k just for my paramedic degree and still have student loans for it!! Also since I teach at the hospital (I coordinate all the AHA courses for the hospital) I was able to get to know the CCU nurse manager where I work and hopfuly have a job there soon!
  7. by   kburr80012
    i started as an new lpn graduate at $21/hour. my classmates all fall between the $19.50 --$22.00. we are in monmouth county nj and working in ltc/rehab facilities.

    hope this helps.

  8. by   woknblues
    Quote from MedicEllis
    oh I forgot, I work in upstate NY (Binghamton NY) and starting wage for a nurse is 23 (plus night/weekend diff). I was lucky enough to have the hospital pay for school. I was accepted into a nurse incentive program, for a 2 year commitment while I was going to school. They pay 1900/semester for ADN and 2500 for BSN students + 500 per semester for books. No joke. They paid around 9k for my excelsior college paramedic to RN bridge without a glich, unreal really.......since I paid 6k just for my paramedic degree and still have student loans for it!! Also since I teach at the hospital (I coordinate all the AHA courses for the hospital) I was able to get to know the CCU nurse manager where I work and hopfuly have a job there soon!

    Great deal there.
  9. by   spee8936
    Where In Socal R U Located!?
  10. by   kjack
    As of Nov/08 salary for new grads is $35.31 in Suffolk/Nassau county. Visiting nurses make $40.00
  11. by   babietuan323
    Quote from UVA Grad Nursing
    As one who advises new grads, I'd encourage you to look beyond just the hourly salary. Some things to consider:

    * Does the institution provide relief to your student loans? I have seen instititions provide up to $15K/year.
    * What are tuition benefits to pursue a next degree? Are these taxed or untaxed? Again, I have seen up to $15,000/year in tuition reimbursement for all fulltime RNs.
    * How long is the orientation/residency program, and what sort of support can you get while you learn your job?
    * Is parking provided? Close in?
    * How long until you are vested in a retirement program? Are the retirement funds portable (to your next job or to a private IRA)?
    * Is childcare provided?
    * Is there money for you to obtain advanced certifications (CCRN, etc)?
    * Is there money for you to attend regional or national nursing conventions?
    * What is the mean tenure in the unit that you are thinking of? If people only stay a year or two, that suggests that there might be problems. How long has the present manager been there?

    Nursing is more than just a job. You're entering an exciting profession --- think of the ways and support that you can grow as a new professional.
    very informative post
    i'll try to keep this in mind when i finish
  12. by   spee8936
    new grads in dallas, tx are starting at $24.75, at children's medical center dallas plus night/weekend shift diffs!
  13. by   sbyramRN
    Quote from spee8936
    new grads in dallas, tx are starting at $24.75, at children's medical center dallas plus night/weekend shift diffs!
    This is about what it is at Texas children's Hospital in Houston.

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