How much $ do RNs start out at?

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    I'm thinking about being an RN due to the shortage of them. Was wondering how much money they start at. Thanks
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    It really varies across the US. East and West coast make more money per hour than the Midwest, but cost of living expenses are much higher also. For example- in Missouri a new RN grad typically starts at $ 17 per hr. This is a low figure in part because cost of living is comparatively low there. A good place to look up salaries is salary.com, you can do it by entering the type of nursing position and the location. Hope this helps you.
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    You probably won't get rich but you can live on what you make.
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    New grads for the first year are notoriously shafted in the pay dept. I would take an educated guess that the average new grade pay is from 14-30 $/hr depending on where you live (30 being in the high cost of living areas, NYC/SF etc.)
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    Quote from chad75
    New grads for the first year are notoriously shafted in the pay dept. I would take an educated guess that the average new grade pay is from 14-30 $/hr depending on where you live (30 being in the high cost of living areas, NYC/SF etc.)
    You can do very well depending where you work. Keep away from poor county and Catholic hospitals. Get specialized in ANYTHING but floor nursing. Out here in S. Florida people make about $40 an hour. With all the differential, and no over time, I am bringing home about $80K this year. Good luck.
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    Quote from LT Dave
    You can do very well depending where you work. Keep away from poor county and Catholic hospitals. Get specialized in ANYTHING but floor nursing. Out here in S. Florida people make about $40 an hour. With all the differential, and no over time, I am bringing home about $80K this year. Good luck.

    Very impressive. What speciality are you in? Here in west central Florida we make much less. I'm not sure what new grads start at but I'm thinking about 19 to 20/hr. Differentials are $3.00/hr. on night shift where I work.
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    Quote from Doug85
    I'm thinking about being an RN due to the shortage of them. Was wondering how much money they start at. Thanks
    Doug, depends on the area. Check out: salary.com


    Jason
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 18, '04 : Reason: Edited out private website in post
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    Wow 80k a year? Can I ask what u specialized in, was just wondering?
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    I am a new grad (May 2004) who just accepted a position. The starting pay for me is around 25 per hour with a 15% differential for nights. So my night shifts will make close to 30 per hour. I also applied at other hospitals that range in salary from $19- $28 per hour in my area.

    This will be my first time working. Wish me luck!
    Last edit by MSMCnurse2004 on Dec 18, '04 : Reason: Wrong info
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    Why is it that Catholic hospitals pay less?


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