Your Starting Salary? Your Starting Salary? - pg.11 | allnurses

Your Starting Salary? - page 11

For nursing students like myself, I thought it would be helpful and intersting to see what type of salary is out there for graduating nursing students for different area's. Looking around the site, I... Read More

  1. Visit  iceman12 profile page
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    where?
  2. Visit  suzw profile page
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    New grad RN, currently in a RN to BSN program, working at a LTC/ rehab facility about 20 miles north of Seattle.

    Starting salary $28/ hr, on call/ part/time (that's what I wanted). No healthcare bennies but I still accumulate sick leave and vacation PTO.
    Last edit by suzw on Jan 19 : Reason: Typo
  3. Visit  heronurse profile page
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    $24.65 RN position in LTC, my first job. High pay for an average working person, but low for an RN position but I'm not complaining it's my first job anyway
  4. Visit  twiddlywinks profile page
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    $24 in KS in a med/tele acute care unit in a hospital. $4 diff for nights and $2 for weekends.
  5. Visit  Gisellee profile page
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    $28/hr at a LTC in PA. $5 differential and +$3 for weekends. New grad with no experience. average benefit packs with no raise & no 401kmatch. But I am satisfied with the salary itself.
  6. Visit  Friskee profile page
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    27.15 plus differential (I mostly work weekends, 7-3 is 2$ extra and 3-7 is 4.50 extra) I work in a LTC/ rehab in the Chicago suberbs.
  7. Visit  Friskee profile page
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    Also BSN degree
  8. Visit  angel_rockz87 profile page
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    37$ in Long Island NY
  9. Visit  barcode120x profile page
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    Southern California new grad nightshifter on the DOU/telemetry floor at a regional hospital. $34.70 starting with $4.00 night differential and a 5% weekend differential.
  10. Visit  ashrose1992 profile page
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    New grad northeast Indiana base pay $21.20/hr. 3p-11p shift dif $2/hr. 11p-7a shift dif $3/hr. Weekend dif 2.25/hr. $1,000 sign on bonus for two year contract. Drowning in 50k+ student loan debt knowing I will need to work lots of overtime in hopes of ever paying it down. :/
  11. Visit  chwcbesteph profile page
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    New grad RN (with ADN)
    22/hr base pay +$1 for nights and $0.50 for weekends. Typical benefits package.
    Critical access hospital (med-surg)
    South Dakota
  12. Visit  Jbgood profile page
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    This is really sad but his thread started in 2011 and it seems the farther I scroll along the less the starting pay is as the years go on. I realize it depends on what area you live in but even in the Midwest I see nurses starting out at way more money per hour 5 years ago then now. I'm in the STL area and started on a post op surgical floor earlier this year making $23 base pay with $3 diff for night shift as an ADN. I left that job due to stress and high patient load to start in a psych facility on days with base at $21. I have to pick up extra shifts and work overtime every week just to make ends meet for me and my 2 kids. This is not the lucrative career I thought it would be, what I'd read and what friends told me, and the amount of stress is too much for such little pay. Now I don't even want to finish my BSN and am considering a degree change. I could be an accountant starting at the same pay and actually be able to take lunch breaks and not have to deal with unappreciative or downright violent patients.
  13. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from Jbgood
    This is really sad but his thread started in 2011 and it seems the farther I scroll along the less the starting pay is as the years go on. I realize it depends on what area you live in but even in the Midwest I see nurses starting out at way more money per hour 5 years ago then now. I'm in the STL area and started on a post op surgical floor earlier this year making $23 base pay with $3 diff for night shift as an ADN. I left that job due to stress and high patient load to start in a psych facility on days with base at $21. I have to pick up extra shifts and work overtime every week just to make ends meet for me and my 2 kids. This is not the lucrative career I thought it would be, what I'd read and what friends told me, and the amount of stress is too much for such little pay. Now I don't even want to finish my BSN and am considering a degree change. I could be an accountant starting at the same pay and actually be able to take lunch breaks and not have to deal with unappreciative or downright violent patients.
    I don't know where STL area is. But you can indeed be well paid as an RN. But you have to choose where you live and work, and what kind of work you do carefully.
    New grads start at about $32/hour where I work. After 5 to 10 years of experience $100K/year not counting OT is normal, for those work at least some nights and weekend.
    I know RNs with 20 plus years experience who work strait nights and every other weekend making $140k/year with no OT.
    This is in the Twin Cities area of MN. Cost of living can be very low if you are willing to drive 45 min to work, even in the city it's not too bad. Plenty of nice 3br house for <$150K.
    We are looking for good and dependable nurses. PM me if you are interested. I'm just a staff nurse, not a recruiter or anything.

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