Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 8

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   LilRedRN1973
    Do you get a payraise once you are no longer a GN? I mean, once you pass your boards and are working as an RN? I know that our facility used to pay a bit less (around $21) for GN's, then bump you up (to around $25) once you passed your boards. They don't do that anymore and start us out at the RN pay.

    Melanie = )
  2. by   salvati08
    Quote from RNnTraining1973
    Do you get a payraise once you are no longer a GN? I mean, once you pass your boards and are working as an RN? I know that our facility used to pay a bit less (around $21) for GN's, then bump you up (to around $25) once you passed your boards. They don't do that anymore and start us out at the RN pay.

    Melanie = )
    OK thanks!
  3. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from ramiro_ac
    im assuming bedside nursing right? what MSN prepared nurse would want to do bedside nursing???????
    I will be a masters prepared nurse when I graduate and I will be doing bedside care...that is what I want to do...I am not an MSN but an MN so I can do all but adv practice...I plan to return to school and get my MSN but I want to do bedside for awhile before I go back...with my MN I only need the adv. clinical portion, (no research or other classes like that, thank goodness, ive had enough of those classes!)

    anyway..........here in Cincinnati new grads start off at about 23$ (ADNs and BSNs) at some hospitals here in the area they do offer a bit more for BSN..but not much...

    The hospital I want to work for is advertising 26.50/start pay with 2-3$ shift differential....or i could opt for a hefty sign on bounus and less on the hour...guess we will see
  4. by   Schatzi24
    I was offered 18$/hr when I was hired and just found out that there has been a rate bump and we are going to be making $18.54...I'd say that is a pretty big bump...and I like it! North Carolina area...

    boy, would be nice to make what they start out with in Calif.
  5. by   LoriRN911
    Boston area $23.43 for new grad.
  6. by   fotografe
    REALLY?!!!!

    I had been told at least $5 per hour more plus differentials. What kind of hospitals are offering this wage?

    Quote from LoriRN911
    Boston area $23.43 for new grad.
  7. by   enfermeria
    Quote from ashfost
    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!
    A friend of mine who is a nurse live in atlanta. As of right now, starting salary there is $19-20/hr depending on the shift. I got almost 21. It depends on the shift you want to work too. For example, one of my friend get $30/hr for weekend-only option... ($20 base pay and $10 differential).

    They don't have "GN" over there in Georgia... so they lose the time (1-2 months) that we are supposed to get paid for nursing salary.. too bad.
    Last edit by enfermeria on Aug 21, '05
  8. by   wonderbee
    Are the wages all of you are quoting full time staff? What about full time per diem rates and are they available to new grads?
  9. by   CV_LVN
    Here in Houston LVN's start around 15 RN about 21,

    I have one year experience as LVN and just got offered a job $26hr days, $27 days weekends, and $4 shift diff, so around $29-$30
  10. by   Mandylpn
    Quote from ashfost
    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!
    Are you an LPN or an RN? makes a big difference in the $$$$$$$$$
  11. by   Mandylpn
    Quote from CV_LVN
    Here in Houston LVN's start around 15 RN about 21,

    I have one year experience as LVN and just got offered a job $26hr days, $27 days weekends, and $4 shift diff, so around $29-$30

    Geeezzzzzze, I want to move to Texas!
  12. by   LilRedRN1973
    Here in Houston LVN's start around 15 RN about 21,
    I hear that and it makes me want to move back to TX. I will be starting in the ICU at $26/hour, but the cost of living is FAR more than it was when I live in Humble, a town NE of Houston. We sold our house there for $90,000 and it was around 2000sq ft in a great neighborhood, excellent school district, a brand new sunroom addition on back, landscaped with automatic sprinklers, etc. Here, that same house would run around $400,000!!!! I miss the low cost of living (with the exception of property taxes and automobile insurance) but the weather here is near perfect....and my old hometown didn't come with snow, either!!!

    I still miss "home" sometimes, especially when I hear about how my old high school buddies are buying 3000sq ft homes or building their own....sigh. We won't be able to afford a decent home here and that's with making over $100,000 a year combined. But my hubbie would only make around $12/hour for what he gets $21/hour here, so it's not really an option to move back. It's funny....when I look at the neighborhoods where the "rich kids" lived (home cost around $150-200k), I laugh. I WISH we could find a freakin' house for that little here!!!! It's all the Californians moving in..............

    Melanie
  13. by   MrsStraty
    I live in Poughkeepsie, NY and the starting salary for RN is about $21-$24 an hour plus differentials. However there is a hospital 30 minutes away in Newburgh, NY that starts new grad RN out at $27.92 an hour plus 2.50 night differential which is the shift I want. 3, 12 hour shifts. The union there is 1199-seiu and it is awesome. I love that union...the full time benefit package for a family is awesome and you only pay $25.00 bi-weekly for insurance and free dental. So I will be tarveling the 15 miles each way...no biggie!

    MrsStraty
    new RN as of 6/30/05

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