How much for sign on bonus in your area?

  1. Just wondering what amount are the hospitals and facilities offering as a sign on bonus? I will be getting $3000.00 after three months at a rehab hospital! I've seen other offers for $3000 and up to $5000 but I don't know how long you have to work at the hospital to get it. I am also able to earn an extra $2000 annually based on level/acheivement.
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  3. by   Q.
    This hospital in our city that has a horrible, horrible reputation, and has had to close 2 tele units because the RNs didn't show up to work one day, and refused to work there - is offering an $8,000 sign on bonus. It doesn't matter because no one will work there.

    The clinic in which I just started gave me a $1,500 sign on bonus for taking a pay cut from the hospital. They also gave it to me in full the day I started. (less taxes of course)
  4. by   RunningSoLate
    Seriously, I am beginning to wonder if there is any "good" place to work anymore. I have been a nurse for 31 years and the working conditions have just gone down the tubes. We had a unit meeting the other morning after working 12 hours; it was a chance to take a snooze before trying to drive home after a horrendous nite of work. I did hear the unit manager say something like, "no nurse is worth paying $50.00 an hour." which translates to "you are going to take more patients so we don't have to pay overtime and incentive to get you to come in here to cover the place," And I am thinking that in a year, she will be glad to pay $50.00/hr to just get someone in here to work. Incentives, bonuses, etc. one of my friends just finished a traveling assignment and made $5,000 take home after 4 weeks of work. Where will it all end? It doesn't change the working conditions. No one in their right mind, unless they suffer from the "beat-me-syndrome," would become a nurse today and work under such horrific conditions.
  5. by   kewlnurse
    I laughed out loud when i read the title of this post. Know what we get in this area? NOTHING. Nothing for weekends, nothing for sig on... ANd thats with a union!
  6. by   PJRNC2
    $12,500 for incentive and retention is what the letter stated that I received (last month) in an envelope with Spartanburg Regional's Health Care (SC) return address. One of my co-workers thinks it is a three year commitment.
  7. by   JJFROG
    Our facility just offered a $10,000 sign on bonus for just a 6 month commitment. The ad was put in the local paper 2 days after our new contract was voted on and approved by our union. Needless to say not many of us are very happy with this, but we were told nothing could be done due to our "dire need".
  8. by   KSEFLINK
    $5000 plus full reimbursement for moving, penny for penny: so the hospital paid out about $9000 for me.
  9. by   Zee_RN
    This area, too, kewlnurse. Nothing. No sign-on incentives. No retention incentives. Pretty much, nothing all around.
  10. by   oramar
    Dear RnunningSoLate, Why in Gods name are there still unit managers out there dumb enough to say things like, "NO NURSE IS WORTH 50 dollar an hour". Should we put that on the list with "you are lucky to have a job" or "nurses are a dime a dozen'. I have never called anyone and idiot on these boards before but anyone who says derogatory thing to their staff these days is one. $50 an hour is exactly what you are worth plus shift differential and time and a half on weekends and Holidays. AT LEAST!!!!
  11. by   fiestynurse
    Sign on bonuses are averaging about $5,000 here in California, with some as high as $10,000 for certain speciality areas. Usually require a 6 month to 1 year committment. Almost all furnishing relocation expenses.
  12. by   Navy Nurse
    Seen anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 for a four year contract.
  13. by   mustangsheba
    Agree with Oramar! What a smart manager would say is "We can't pay nurses what they're worth, but at this time we are authorized only $50/hr!" I have no idea what the real numbers are, but it seems to me that it would be more cost effective and certainly safer to offer working conditions and a reasonable salary to EVERYONE who already works there - so they would choose to stay. I wonder how many nurses recruited this way forego their bonuses because of poor working conditions.
  14. by   Charles S. Smith, RN, MS
    Originally posted by oramar:
    <STRONG>Dear RnunningSoLate, Why in Gods name are there still unit managers out there dumb enough to say things like, "NO NURSE IS WORTH 50 dollar an hour". Should we put that on the list with "you are lucky to have a job" or "nurses are a dime a dozen'. I have never called anyone and idiot on these boards before but anyone who says derogatory thing to their staff these days is one. $50 an hour is exactly what you are worth plus shift differential and time and a half on weekends and Holidays. AT LEAST!!!!</STRONG>
    Good for you Oramar...i wonder if this nurse manager would change her tune if she were offered $50 per hour...you think she would then consider herself worth it? Sounds like she has some real personal self worth issues here.

    regards
    chas

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