Your Starting Salary?

  1. 1
    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replies are from nurses with 10 or more years experience, or the threads are years old and the starting salary is long outdated.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

    ernurse114671 likes this.

  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest, discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. 129 Comments...

  4. 0
    Hi!

    I am a RN, just graduated in May 2011, passed prof. exam Sept. 2011

    Starting salary as a grad nurse: 29.65/hr
    Starting salary as a new RN: 32.78/hr
    I work for Veteran's Affairs Canada in a LTC hospital
  5. 0
    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replies are from nurses with 10 or more years experience, or the threads are years old and the starting salary is long outdated.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

    I live in Cleveland area. Have been LPN for 17 years. Have accepted job as RN (I have an ADN) in very nice LTC facility in rehab dept. Starting salary: $27.94 for day shift, $29.98 for evening/night shift. This is also with decent benefit package-8 hour shifts, full time. The company's website lists salariy ranges for RN's, so I am not divulging any info.
  6. 0
    I recieved my LPN license in 2009 and started in LTC at $16 p/hr... I later in 2010 took a job in a outpatient clinic at $14.62 p/hr (paid holidays, M-F 8-5).LPN in Montana. I recieved my RN license in August 2011 in Iowa and started with LTC at $21 p/hr on 3rd shift with $1 differential. I now work at a hospital making $20/hr with $2 differential (on 3rd shift). Hope this is helpful.
  7. 0
    Starting salary as a RN in Alberta, Canada: 32.99 + 1.25 for having a degree. Differentials as follows: 2.75 for evening, 3.25 for weekend and 5.00 for nights.
  8. 0
    Wow. It's something to see how far thing s have come. My starting salary as an LPN in 1983 was $6.50/hr! My starting salary as an RN in 1990 was $12.85/hr. And they were both good paying jobs for the times.
  9. 2
    23 an hour in New Jersey for a Skilled Nursing Facility/LTC for an RN. I feel like a slave with that wage since there is no differential.
    Nola009 and jddm163 like this.
  10. 0
    My kid 2011
    RN
    Hospital 27 dollars an hour
    Mass
    -------------------------------
    Me (1977)
    RN
    Hospital - I believe it was 9 dollars an hour!
    Utah
  11. 0
    I just started my first RN job and am making $23.30 for dayshift on a med surg floor of a large hospital. After my 3 month orientation (assuming I survive) I will be bumped to $24.00.
  12. 0
    I graduated an LPN program in August 2011 and I work at an Urgent Care in Auburn Washington. My starting pay is $18.25 and I am per diem so I have a 15% pay in lieu of benefits. My final pay is $21.25 per hour plus an additional $2 for weekends.

    I am in an RN program now and would love for someone in WA to post what they make as a new RN grad. Thanks!


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

Top