Hourly wage with "normal" hours (South) - page 2

by oldeddieboy

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I'm not sure if it's right to ask how much people make, but I'm trying to get an idea of how much nurses usually make in the south. Most figures include data from states where pay is much higher. Specifically, I'm looking... Read More


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    Nobody makes 100K on a day shift with no OT unless they live in places like parts of CA or NYC where a a studio apartment is $4K/mo.

    It's all about cost of living, not your salary figure.
    KelRN215, BSwasBS, and BuckyBadgerRN like this.
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    So what do yall think the top 5% of RNs working days in a hospital down south are making?

    Would you say they average about $85k (~$45/hr)? Little more little less?
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    Quote from oldeddieboy
    So what do yall think the top 5% of RNs working days in a hospital down south are making?

    Would you say they average about $85k (~$45/hr)? Little more little less?
    Do you mean staff nurses with enty level degrees? Or do you mean top level administrators (or advanced practice nurses) with graduate degrees?

    Yes, administrators and advanced practice nurses can make that much ... but staff nurses, no.
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    Quote from oldeddieboy
    Would you say they average about $85k (~$45/hr)? Little more little less?
    I know nurses with 40+ years of experience who are barely earning in the mid to high $30s per hour as full time staff in the metro area where I live.

    One of my coworkers has been an RN since the early 1970s and earns less than $40 per hour. Another coworker has been an RN since the 1960s and she also makes less than $40 hourly. Both nurses have worked for the same company for many years.

    My friend earns $40 hourly, but she has a managerial position as a staff development coordinator.

    I earned $87k last year, but only because I worked two PRN night shift jobs that resulted in more money through shift differentials and forgoing benefits that full-time staff members receive.
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    Quote from llg
    Do you mean staff nurses with enty level degrees? Or do you mean top level administrators (or advanced practice nurses) with graduate degrees?

    Yes, administrators and advanced practice nurses can make that much ... but staff nurses, no.
    Staff w/ ADN/BSN degree.
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    Maaaybe if you're non-benefit, PRN, or float pool, but regular floor nurse on days. In a word, no.
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    Atlanta area, agency work pays between 28-33$/hour, or so I've been told. Home health where I work, lower than that.
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    Staff RN w/19 yrs experience working 12 hr shifts overnight; work in FL. $61K/year. Hospice
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    No need to say, Alabama's LARGEST hospital (UAB) has a starting pay for RN's at $20.10. Nurse Practitioner's start at about $67,000 (which is salaried TRANSLATION they WILL work you to death). Other hospitals in this state generally tend to follow UAB's lead.

    ****Just an FYI, Alabama does not have a nursing union such as New York or California which may explain why nurses here are paid MUCH less than other states. Also the cost of living here is very low compared to NY or CA.

    If you are curious you can use this link to search UAB jobs Nursing Jobs | UAB Medicine
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    Quote from oldeddieboy
    So what do yall think the top 5% of RNs working days in a hospital down south are making?

    Would you say they average about $85k (~$45/hr)? Little more little less?
    Only if there's a strip club called, "in a hospital down south." Last I heard only RNs down south making that money on dayshifts are working at the Cheetah.
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