A Poll of actual RN wages in the U. S. for nurses working directly at the bedside - page 3

To get an overall basic view of salaries in the United States as well as a rough average of salaries please take part. This is for nurses who perform the duties as outlined by many clinical based... Read More

  1. by   fergus51
    Peeps, I am one of those non-participants because I work in Canada. My wage here is about 18$ US. WHen I left the US I was making 22$.
  2. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Fergus51,
    It's just frustrating because I would like to see the real wages as compared to the BS we hear from other sources.
    This would seem to be the perfect forum for such a thing.
    I hadn't thought of people from other countries viewing it though. That could be the rest of the lurkers. Maybe there's only about a hundred members from the U.S. that are actually employed.
    Thanks.
  3. by   fergus51
    I know it can be frustrating, but I think everytime we look we count as another view, if so I am at least 10 of those!
  4. by   Stargazer
    And many of us who do not work at the bedside (and thus are exempt from your survey) are nonetheless interested in the results.
  5. by   shanzah
    Hello everyone...I just joined today and this is my first post.

    However, as I was reading down this page, I noticed a "reply" someone made to a post...but it was under my username (shanzah)...???? I checked this profile, and it IS my profile...but I wasn't the member that posted this. Hmmmmm......
  6. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Peeps
    I dont know what bs you are referring to.But I agree that people should click the dots. I did happen to click my dot. And my wage is what it is I am not counting differentials, which is evern sweeter, because I am a hardcore night shifter and will never go to day shift. why work days when you can make more at night.
    But most importantly, the old maxim is...... drum roll please.
    You can work all night and the go golfing in the morning. Where m at you cant work all day then go golfing afterwards. And going out and hitting a few buckets worth in the morning makes me feel so much better. or even better goinfg and playing 18 holes. I love it.
    alright people click those dots
    teeituptom
  7. by   Curlytop
    Originally posted by shanzah
    Brandy, you will be making 15.83 when you graduate!!!! I make 16.23 and I've been doing my job for 10+ years..... how do ya like them odds.......oh, I have worked where I made more, but it was agency and I got tired of travelling, besides, I still have kids at home too.
    I also work in Memphis with 10 years of ICU experience as a staff nurse (at the same hospital)...... I now make 25.20/hr. You must work at Methodist...
    Last edit by Curlytop on Dec 18, '01
  8. by   shanzah
    I work as a bedside nurse at a pediatric hospital. I'm not sure what the base pay is at the hospital where I work for regular staff. However, the PRN rate for RNs is $33hr after 3pm until 7am the next day. Day shift PRN is $27hr from 7a-3p. Of course PRN means no insurance...but I have a reasonable healthcare plan at an outside company. I have been there a little over a year and so far this works for me
  9. by   shanzah
    Originally posted by Curlytop


    I also work in Memphis with 10 years of ICU experience as a staff nurse (at the same hospital)...... I now make 25.20/hr. You must work at Methodist...
    Hey Curlytop

    For some reason someone else's post has my username to it...and my profile. Go figure! Anyway, I work in Pediatrics in Memphis--LeBonheur...
  10. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    TeeitupTom,
    I wish I was back in Texas about now. We're having to scrape some strange glaze off our windshields in the morning, which seems to also have infected the greens here.
    Have you ever heard about The Arnold Palmer Golf Academy at Castle Hills? It's North of Hebron parkway off Josey in Carollton. It's next to a hospital up there, but I forgot its name. It's the best practice facillity I've ever used. I was a member there for two years and will never forget those wonderful people that run the place.
    If you want to try it out some morning, just tell them Brad Salomon sent you to look at the place. My instructor was Scott Cannon and he might even offer you a short lesson. Generally first thing in the morning he's just piddling around anyway.

    There's nothing like hitting off freshly cut grass in the morning.

    Fairways and greens to you
    Brad
  11. by   Teshiee
    My first RN position I made 19.50 and hour my base rate with time in a half after 8 hours. A new grad at a Catholic West hospital in southern California.


    Now that I am changing jobs I will start at 23.00 an hour. It varies depending where you live. Although I have to agree this is one of the professions where you can make a lot of money with the least amount of time spent. Some places may pay up to a dollar more if you have your BSN. I guess that is why when some nurses get their experience in certain fields they go registry or do contracts.
  12. by   rjlrn95
    I just love it when WildTime gets started on one of his "things"--
    then-- slams the rest of us for not agreeing with his way of thinking.

    He sucks us in with good stuff then it goes to S@#$.
    We all have our reasons for doing what we do for the money we do it for.

    And whoever sent me a private message last time I slammed Wildtime for his slamming, please post to the board for all to see.
    Being a novice computer user is not a good excuse to PM.

    It's ok to have varied opinions, this is the USA--Thank the good Lord.
  13. by   wildtime88
    This is a poll to see the rough average wage being paid out to the nurses at the bedside.

    Why would I slam, as you call it, anyone for answering it?

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