Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 4

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   rn2b45
    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
  2. by   deeball
    Quote from jenniferhelene
    Every area is different. In FL, pretty much the bottom of the totem pole, lol, starting pay for new grads is between $18-$20/hr.

    ...Jennifer...

    Missouri is lower than that! We start new grads at $16.00 in our area
  3. by   brina
    I'm in Louisiana and the base pay for GN's here is $17.76 to $18.83 per hour with a $4 evening diff. and a $6 night diff. $3 weekend diff. So when I start working I will make $23.76 per hour nights and $26.76 weekends as a graduate nurse. This is at a hospital.
  4. by   adboehnen
    I am a New Grad with my BSN, and I recently passed the NCLEX. In Madison, WI, I am making $24.08/hour on days, $25.08/hour on pms, and $27.08/hour on nights in the hospital setting. In one month, we will be receiving a dollar raise across the board.
  5. by   TPIKE
    Hi all from Upstate NY. I guess the pay here is pretty crummy compared to some of you! I was hired at 20$ and a few cents an hour. When someone found out what I made, they pitched a fit to the DON and she cut my pay by 1.69 an hour. I only accepted it because I wanted the experience. But, I have friends here at Oswego Hospital that were hired at 16 something an hour. Bad pay for a really really hard job. As soon as we can, you know I will leave NY.
  6. by   krod
    im a new grad making 38
  7. by   gerry79
    Those of you with salaries in the 16-20 per range, how is the cost of living in your area? What is the living wage? Your wages seem a bit low compared to other areas. From what I have heard, the starting salary in my area (Boston) is about $26.50 not including diffs. That may sound like a lot, but the cost of living in this area is astronomical (average monthly winter utility bill $375). I am wondering if it all averages out in the end. Low salary low cost of living, high salary high cost of living.
  8. by   smile123
    Quote from krod
    im a new grad making 38
    Hi Krod,
    Do you find that $38/hr in the Bay Area is enough to live with the cost of living being so high? Does that include a diff for nights and weekends? Thx.

    Smile123
  9. by   kjsLPN
    It depends on if you are an LPN or RN. I assume RN. I live in northern Ohio. New grad LPN's can expect $15/hr, and new grad RN's can expect $20/hr.
  10. by   shunda
    Quote from icyounurse
    in mobile alabama new grad salaries range from 15 to 19 base rate. i make 19.25 plus 3 dollars shift diff for nights. i notice i don't make as much as some other areas of the country but my cost of living is low.
    Hello, I was reading your post and I recently graduated from LPN school in December and my husband wants to move back to Mobile because that is where he is from and my inlaws live there. I was going to go to RN school here but if we move to Mobile then I will have to go there. I receive a job offer from Kindred Healthcare. Do you know of any good facilities there I know Providence and Mobile Infirmary is there. Do you have any suggestions and what are the good nursing programs for RN. I know there is USA and Bishop State. I know the cost of living is not that bad in Mobile. Do you like Mobile, I like it when we come to visit but that is a difference from living there. I love Florida it is so beautiful especially down by Miami and Tampa area but I do not know what the cost of living is there. I heard it is very expensive deep south of Florida. I appreciate any input.
  11. by   Veronica
    Quote from Compassionate_Nurse
    north fla the average is 17-19$ 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 Compassionate Nurse, I am considering moving to Bonita Spring or maybe Tampa where my mother is can you give me any info. You are welcome to email me at Freebourneva@msn.com. Thanks a lot in advance.
  12. by   rudsters
    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
    may i ask which hospital in akron ?
  13. by   wonderful22
    I was wondering about LPN's salaries in the west? I am a little worried about paying off all these loans and all the work I have put in? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? I love my patients but I have to be practical too.

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