Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 35

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   shoegalRN
    I just accepted a job in at a Level I Trauma teaching hospital in the ICU. The base pay is $21.00 nights 3.50, weekends 2.00.

    I am also part of the New Grad Residency program, in which I can be working anywhere from days, to nights, to weekends, until my job starts in the ICU. I accepted nights.
  2. by   smn2010
    Nurse2be09:

    Thanks for the information; but....what CITY and STATE are you referring to???
  3. by   AuroraRN87
    In CT I will be making 28.50/hr plus 5 dollars for a float nurse and 3.50 for the 11p-7a night shift. But the base pay is 28.50
  4. by   shoegalRN
    Quote from smn2009
    Nurse2be09:

    Thanks for the information; but....what CITY and STATE are you referring to???
    Sorry! I'm in Kansas City, MO.
  5. by   Mich2009
    Quote from Ari RN
    NYC:

    New Grads start at $30.00.
    Again it depends on the location!
    Ari,

    I just graduated in NY and am looking for a job in peds, any suggestions? It seems pretty dead out here for new grads even though its the city.. its kind of strange, I didn't expect it to be this bad honestly :trc:
  6. by   86toronado
    I'm in upstate NY, Albany area...
    Making 22.71 base rate, weeknight differential is 4.75, weekend night is 8.50.
  7. by   JerseyEMTRN
    around 30 n northern jersey
  8. by   ibme
    Hi,

    I start Tuesday and will be making $26 / hour in a doctors office/clinic in Texas.
  9. by   NickiLaughs
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    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!
    Do you work for CHW also? just curious cuz it sounds like our hospital system I'm at St. B's in San Bernardino
  10. by   MrsW1109
    I live in MD, I was quoted a job for 25.50/hour ($25/hour if in the Baltimore area), and was offered another job at 28.20 an hour to start, shortly after I will get bumped up to 29/hour, and on weekend evenings I get an extra 4+ an hour.

    These were both at skilled nursing facilities, however they are in different cities. The lower paying one was closer to the DC area, and the higher pay was closer to Annapolis.
  11. by   EmilyLucille523
    Just took a Hospice job as an RN (yeah, they were willing to give me a chance even though I was a New Grad) for $21.50/hr. That's the catch, since I have no experience in Hospice I am starting at that rate. Usually Hospice RNs in this area make at least $28 - $30/hr.
    Last edit by EmilyLucille523 on Aug 26, '09 : Reason: spelling error
  12. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    I'm a new grad LPN and today on my interview I asked for 20 bucks an hour he told me that was too low and that I should atleast ask for 22/hr
  13. by   tabswifeRN
    I accepted a job at a LTC facility in spokane wa and my starting pay is 19.25/hr. At the hospitals are offering around 22.00/hour but no full time work. I am actual making more at the LTC facility because it is full time plus benefits. hopitals were only offering 48 hr/pp.

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