How much do you make? - page 3

U.S. Navy RN 16 yrs Clinic Manager $6,800.00 month Moonlighting job: RN 16... Read More

  1. by   e-nurse
    RN
    3 months
    CT Surg
    20.20 + 3 and change night diff
  2. by   Navy Nurse
    The pay in South Texas is that good right now. I was offered a job a manager of a NICU starting at 125,000 with benefits and with a 10,000 sign on bonus. My wife was offered a staff nurse job in the NICU starting at $35.00/hr with the same sign on bonus plus benefits.
  3. by   kidzrn2001
    I am also an RN in Texas. I work the NICU (level II and III). I make 28.00/hr. I have 7 years experience. There are nursing agencies here paying 45.00/hr. and I am planning to do agency work part-time.
  4. by   buck227
    1.Position held.(RN,LVN/LPN)
    2.Years as a nurse.
    3.Area of work.(M/S,ER,LTC,etc.)
    4.Current hourly wage.
    This should be interesting. Thanks.[/B

    Old job (i just quit last month)
    1.Staff Nurse RN
    2.5
    3.Trauma ICU (Level 1)
    4.$16.50/hr base pay. But I worked Night weekends for a year and I made 53k with bonuses included. Trauma burned me out along with the management so I quit
    New Job
    1.RN
    2.5
    3.Chronic Dialysis
    4.$17.50
  5. by   oramar
    Originally posted by Zee_RN:
    Area of country/world I think is important too...regional variations make a difference:

    1. RN
    2. 6 years exp.
    3. ICU
    4. $17.96 / hr
    5. SW Pennsylvania

    Boy Zee, wages around here really stink, that is what I was making when I left hospital work 1 year ago.

  6. by   ShannonB25
    Sounds like I need to move to Houston What do new grads make around those parts?

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    "The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it."-Johan Ruskin
  7. by   Jay-Jay
    92K!!! No wonder so many Ontario nurses have gone to Texas!!

    I just got a pay raise. I started in community nursing 2 yrs. ago at $18.25/hr. After about a year, it went to $18.75, now, with the last cheque, I'm up to $20.00/hr.
    No benefits, and I have about 4 yrs experience. Agency and hospital nurses do a lot better, I'd say about $22-27 dollars an hour.

    How come home health pays so poorly, when we don't get benefits, don't get paid breaks, and have far more responsibility than hospital nurses?? There's no MD just around the corner to help out, and we have to handle EVERYTHING - medical, surgical, peads, palliative, transplant pts, you name it!! One of the nurses has a 9 mo. old baby on her caseload, who just had a liver transplant. I may have to look after him this weekend, when I'm covering for her! I have NEVER done pediatrics, and, never having had kids, have next to no experience with babies!!
  8. by   Chris-FNP
    92K!!!

    That sounds a little fishy. NOT THAT I DON'T BELIEVE YOU!!! However, family practice doctors make around 100-150K. Something seems a little odd here. How the heck can an institution afford to pay these rates? It makes no economical sense. Are all staff nurses making 50-100K? If so, then good for you, that's great. I'd love to make 92K as an NP, but that's a lot of money and you don't make that unless you work in some up-scale surgical clinic. Even then, 92K is pretty much not possible.

    Chris
  9. by   NurseJenn
    1. Rn
  10. by   NurseJenn
    1. Rn
    2. Med/Surg/Tele
    3. 1 yr. experience
    4. Small hospital in E.Texas
    5. 15.05/hr
  11. by   RNforLongTime
    1. RN/BSN
    2. 4 years
    3. medical/telemetry floor
    4. 19.63/hr base wage with a 5% shift differentail for evening shift and 5% weekend differential
  12. by   Dplear
    Chris

    It is not fishy, I truely do make that much per year, here is how it breaks down:
    charge nurse pay: 3.00/hr
    shift diff (nites) 6.50/hr
    hourly rate 35.75/hr
    total _______
    45.25/hr x 40hrs weeks=approx 91k a year, I work very little overtime and make 1000 more in incidental pay.

    I have 15 years experience, I work in a specialty area of pedi...neuro and at a major pedi hospital and negotiated for my rate, I also get 2 raises a year here average 6% they are across the board raises. The hospital has a large budget and a generous benifit plan. I personally know of some nurses that make well into 120-150k a year with all the overtime they want to eat. I would be more than happy to prove this to any nurse that cares to know....and all this at a NON-UNION hospital. hell I know nurses aides that are doing 16/hr here.

    There is money out there in nursing...you just have to look for it and be ready to demand it. Also the average pt load is only 4-5 pts/nite....that is the part that sounds unbelievable...LOL
  13. by   Dplear
    also...don't forget the cost of living here in Houston....no state income taxes...sales tax rate of 8.25%...property taxes of about 3.5%...with the ability to homestead your primary residence...cuts the taxes considerably. I just bought a house 2500 sq feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths 2 car attached garage, formal living and dining, game room. cost was 106,000. milk on the average is 2.59 a gallon, bread about 1.09 a loaf, and gas is anywhere from 1.19-1.39 a gallon, but on the downside, I live 30 miles from my work (all city) and the average commute time during the rush hour(s) is 90 minutes one way. schools can range from pure crappy to absolutely great....luckly my kids are in the great district...the Katy ISD.

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