Are nurses with a few years experience able to negotiate their hourly rate or is it a take it or leave it situation?
I'm considering leaving the hospital for a potential opportunity in a private office and when I asked the hourly pay, the ballpark figure they gave me was a little lower than I'd hoped.
She then asked me what figure I'm looking for.
Does this mean it might be open for negotiation?
Aug 15, '11
by adpiRN, BSN, RN
Thanks! That's sort of what I figured....
I'm prepared for a pay cut. But the high end of what she quoted me would mean a 25% pay cut!
So I'm hoping to negotiate for a little more than that....
Which brings up another point - would you take a 25% pay cut for a good job, more relaxed lifestyle, better hours, no weekends, holidays etc?
I haven't been to the office yet to meet everyone so there's still a lot to learn about the job, but it sounds good!
And I calculated that by supplementing the office job by working a couple per diem shifts a month at my current hospital at their per diem rate, I could basically make my current salary.
So as long as I like the people, the job, the benefits etc, I'll probably take it if they offer it, no matter what the pay. But a few more dollars an hour would be nice
Last edit by adpiRN on Aug 15, '11