Your Starting Salary? - page 4

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 see different salary threads,... Read More

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    New grad (December 2012) in Wisconsin (so no prior RN experience at all, just previously e,played as CNA and Nurse External while in nursing school)

    RN, BSN
    Working in a hospital setting in the ICU

    $24.14 is the base day pay
    + $2.75 for nights making it $26.89
    + $1.00 for weekends

    So before taxes annually the salary is between $50,627.20 and $56,269.20 because my job will be day night rotations with more nights, I'm guessing right around $54,000.

    This job obviously includes benefits and with the market where it is in my area, it's getting tough for new grads to find jobs.

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    RN (BSN) at a sub-acute floor of a SNF right in Boston

    Base for our unit is $27, $2 diff for eves $3 for weekends. 32 hours a week so considered full time = full benefits.
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    New Grad ADN starting full-time 34.86 in Oncology Acute Care. Per Diem is 45.00 and there are also weekend diff/night diff/evening diff.
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    I live in Iowa. When I graduated my LPN program in 2010 I worked LTC and was paid $16.50/hr when I worked the med cart, $19/hr when I worked as charge nurse. I graduated from my RN (ADN) program in 2012 and work in a group home for developmentally disabled individuals. My starting wage with no experience under my licence was $20.25/hr. The LTC that I turned down offered me $25/hr and the hospitals here start between $17 and $20.
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    $21.50 Base pay
    + $1.00 for BSN = $22.50
    + $3.25 for night shift = $25.75
    + $5.00 for weekends =$30.75

    In Florida
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    New Grad: May 2012 RN, BSN
    NYC private hosptial: Medical Surgical Floor (no exp)

    Starting Base salary $79,443 (not including shift diff, which is about another 6k)
    Hourly: $40.79
    shift diff: $3.50 (+/- some cents)
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    Graduated May 2012. RN
    Hired November for large hospital in Dayton, OH
    23.50/ hour base rate
    I work nights so I get a 15% shift differential bringing me to 27.02/hour nights
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    Oh I totally agree.

    I just think it's wrong for a 4 yr BSN CHARGE nurse to only be making $1.50 more than I did as a private duty/no bennies new grad LVN.

    Once that job finished I went on to find a full time, full bennies with lots of perks job. That one short gig helped my family financially but cost us dearly when I did our taxes last weekend! I would never want to stay contract long term...not when you do the math. Not worth it....

    I am all about the benefits and insurance options...oh and 401K matches. I will take less per hour if my benefits are good...since my kids rely on ME rather than my husbands benefits for their insurance due to our out of pocket being less with my job than his. (My copays are less and I have better overall options too).
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    Quote from x_factor
    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 see different salary threads, but many replies are from nurses with 10 or more years experience, or the threads are years old and the starting salary is long outdated. I thought it would be more helpful to have a thread with nurses who are fresh out of school and what their starting salary is.

    List whether you are an LPN or an RN
    What your starting salary is/was after you graduated
    Whether it's a hospital or LTC
    What state you live in


    RN
    Starting salary as a new grad in 09/2012: (weekday) $34.94, (weekend) 37.19.
    Hospital
    CA
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    I started off in LTC at $19.05. When I moved to a hospital, my starting pay was $18.03, so I took a pay cut for acute care experience. I have had this job for 8 months now and a raise has never even been mentioned. I am a RN, by the way. I worked as a RN for 9 months in 2012 and only made 22k (full-time net pay).
    Sav4u likes this.


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