how much do you make an hour/year? - page 11

I know its personal but I am just curious, of course you don't have to answer it but for those of you who don't mind, answer please, thanks! CNA/RN/LPN/PA/APN/fulltime/parttime/casual whatever... Read More

  1. by   Magsulfate
    In 2003 when I was a new grad, I was making 16.50 in ICU..in a rural area. There was NO pay raises other than the dollar or so you get every year.

    I told myself that I wasn't going to wait 15 more years to get up to where I wanted to be, so I moved to Houston. 5 yrs later I'm making on average $34/hr.. with benefits.

    It all depends on the area of the country that you're working, rural or metro... and/or if you are in a critical care specialty or a specialty in need for that area.
  2. by   diane227
    I live just outside Seattle and work at a very small county hospital there. I work 32 hours a week, 3-11 charge, and I bring home about $71,000 per year. Cost of housing is high up here however. My husband works at the trauma center in Seattle. He works 24 hours per week with an extra day here and there and brings home about the same.
  3. by   detroitdano
    As an extern currently I make $15/hr. New grad RN's start off at $25/hr. at my hospital. It seems reasonable being brand new to start off at $25/hr., but some of you guys are making me think that's actually pretty low.
  4. by   LilyBlue
    Rural south, $31 an hour, same hospital 10 years. RN, BSN

    I started out at $14.85 an hour in 1995. New grads now start at $22
  5. by   annabanana1219
    high 20's to low 30's in dallas
  6. by   mykrosphere
    RN in Ohio at an LTACH.
    nearing 9 years experience.
    base pay 25/hr with 2.50 night shift diff and 3.50 weekend diff.
  7. by   firstyearstudent
    I am an ADN RN who lives in L.A. but works out of the city. I have been an RN for two years and make $33 an hour. This is on the low end here, but I really liked the hospital I work in, so I made the financial sacrifice. Many of my class makes started out making over $45/hr!
  8. by   mykrosphere
    is californias cost of daily living double that of midwestern states?!
    i cant believe the wages out there.
    thats double what i make
  9. by   Duckyaryj
    Im an LPN in KCMO with 1 yr exp. my Main job is in a peds. office making 14.70/hr, my new part time job as a peds private duty nurse I will start at 16/hr.
  10. by   Vito Andolini
    Quote from racing-mom4
    This may have already been posted as I didnt read the entire thread---but it doesnt really matter what any one posts because unless you live in that area of the poster it doesnt matter.

    I make 27.5 an hour --yet hosp in your area may pay 22.00 an hour--are you going to pack up/buy a house and move here?? Prob not.

    Some will say they make 50.00 an hour and we will ohh and ahh at that figure---yet how much is thier house payment? How much are they paying for a gallon of milk? Do they have a big yard with lots of trees or are they haveing to live in an apt?

    Nursing is not, has never been a job where you "can get rich" but you can live comfortably. I can live comfortably just off my 27.75 an hour as the ones who make 19.50---prob just as comfortable as the ones who make 38.5. It depends on the location-cost of living-etc etc etc
    And on what each person thinks is "comfortable".

    I'm shocked that some CNA's are making $22/hour! That's only a few dollars less than I make! And I have tons of experience and am an RN. I'm a #@+= fool!
  11. by   justjRN
    Wow... i dont think st. louis is paying us enough!!

    RN almost 2 years experience 20.86 base, 2.75 night diff. GN's in the area start at $19/hr
  12. by   Atheos
    CNA (Do staffing as well) 19.35 (Just got raise ) FT + Benes M-F
  13. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from mykrosphere
    is californias cost of daily living double that of midwestern states?!
    i cant believe the wages out there.
    thats double what i make
    Well, I guess it depends on where you live in the Midwest. If, for instance, you lived in Chicago, you'd probably be making lots of money and having to spend a lot of money also.

    Where I live in LA, it's nearly impossible to rent any kind of apartment for less than $1,000/month, and any place safe and reasonably comfortable you can't find less than $1,800. My mortgage on a $400,000 home is nearly $2300 a month. That home has one bathroom, 1 1/2 bedrooms, wiring and plumbing from the '20s, is less than 1,000 square feet and we have to drive our kids to a charter school in another school district because the local schools are so bad. And did I mention the gangs...

    Absolutely, the cost of living varies greatly in this country. I used to live in NY but we had to move because there was no way that my family could afford it any more, even with the higher salaries we were making compared to the rest of the country (over $100,000 combined for my husband and I). I heard that NYC is now providing subsidized housing for lower paid professionals such as teachers and nurses. Of course things may change now that the economy has tanked, especially in NYC where high paying jobs in finance were causing the real estate market to be so inflated.

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