just wondering

  1. If any can answer, please do. I was recently told by an LPN that he was offered an job at the cleveland clinic making 23.75 an hr. I think he is exaggerating, but i dont know for sure. I currently live in toledo, ohio where the starting salary for RN's is 21.58. I am planning to move to fayetteville, n. carolina sometime next month, and their starting RN salary is only 19.75 day shift with a 3.00 s/d for 2nd shift and 4.00 s/d for 3rd shift. If anyone could tell me if thats true about the cleveland clinic's starting wages i'd appreciate it, and if a move to n. carolina would be a good one for me. By the way, the hospital is Cape Fear Valley in n. carolina. THANKS!! By the way im new on here, and i just graduated with an associates in nursing dec. 13th.
    Last edit by Newguy32 on Dec 20, '07 : Reason: more info
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  3. by   Little Panda RN
    Never heard of an LPN making that amount in the clinic setting. I have worked in the clinical setting since 1994 and the only ones who make that amount of money are the RN's who are considered a specialty nurse or those who work in the GI lab. "But, I guess anything is possible".

    Of course if there are any LPN's out there who make that amount in the clinical setting, feel free to correct me!



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  4. by   FlyingScot
    Quote from nd_mom
    Never heard of an LPN making that amount in the clinic setting.
    Cleveland Clinic is the name of a huge hospital system not a clinic. Can't answer the question on salary...sorry.
  5. by   sleepyndopey
    I don't live in your area so I don't know what the pay scale is there. I work as an LPN in NJ and I make over $25 as my base rate. I get shift diffs too. Now, I expect to make that in LTC/agency. If I were to work in a clinic/drs office, I would expect to make about $17.
    My sister is an LPN in Tampa and she makes $21 as a per diem nurse at a LTC/rehab. When she first moved to Tampa(3yrs ago) she got a job working for a company that paid her $30/hr to go to area hospitals and demonstrate the use of their product(needleless system). They also reimbursed her for mileage! She left that job because she didn't like driving so much. Anyway, my point is sometimes people do get these jobs that have out of normal range salaries, like my sister. Hey, you never know.
  6. by   Little Panda RN
    Quote from sleepyndopey
    I don't live in your area so I don't know what the pay scale is there. I work as an LPN in NJ and I make over $25 as my base rate. I get shift diffs too. Now, I expect to make that in LTC/agency. If I were to work in a clinic/drs office, I would expect to make about $17.
    My sister is an LPN in Tampa and she makes $21 as a per diem nurse at a LTC/rehab. When she first moved to Tampa(3yrs ago) she got a job working for a company that paid her $30/hr to go to area hospitals and demonstrate the use of their product(needleless system). They also reimbursed her for mileage! She left that job because she didn't like driving so much. Anyway, my point is sometimes people do get these jobs that have out of normal range salaries, like my sister. Hey, you never know.

    "Wow" I should move out your way. Here in the midwest, LPN's start out at 13.00hr in the clinic and top out at 15.50. Pretty sad, I know! The hospital setting does not pay much better for LPN's starting wage for new LPN is 13.37hr. I worked flex-time in LTC and made 15.50hr
  7. by   sassysteph7
    THANKS!! By the way im new on here, and i just graduated with an associates in nursing dec. 13th.[/quote]


    Congratulations on graduating! What an awesome Christmas present. Best wishes for a wonderful career.
  8. by   swee2000
    Quote from nd_mom
    "Wow" I should move out your way. Here in the midwest, LPN's start out at 13.00hr in the clinic and top out at 15.50. Pretty sad, I know! The hospital setting does not pay much better for LPN's starting wage for new LPN is 13.37hr. I worked flex-time in LTC and made 15.50hr
    Where in the Midwest are you? I'm up in Wisconsin and work at a hospital. For me, starting pay as a brand-new LPN was $15.85, not including shift-differentials when applicable.
  9. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from swee2000
    Where in the Midwest are you? I'm up in Wisconsin and work at a hospital. For me, starting pay as a brand-new LPN was $15.85, not including shift-differentials when applicable.
    Since the member's screen name is "nd_mom," I can safely guess that she's in North Dakota.

    ND = state abbreviation for North Dakota
  10. by   swee2000
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Since the member's screen name is "nd_mom," I can safely guess that she's in North Dakota.

    ND = state abbreviation for North Dakota
    Ah, that's probably true. I was too fixated on her mentioning that she lived in the midwest and ignored her screen name. Thank you for pointing that out. :spin:
  11. by   Christie RN2006
    His wage is probably with shift diff and all that added. If he has a lot of experience he will make more too, but that wage sounds way too high for Cleveland. Last year a friend of mine took a job there and she told me that they started RNs around 24.

    I work in Mansfield, Ohio and I have about a year and a half under my belt and my base pay is 21.53. We get an extra 3/hr from 3pm-7am and only like .50/hr for weekend and .25/hr for my BSN.
  12. by   sleepyndopey
    Quote from nd_mom
    "Wow" I should move out your way. Here in the midwest, LPN's start out at 13.00hr in the clinic and top out at 15.50. Pretty sad, I know! The hospital setting does not pay much better for LPN's starting wage for new LPN is 13.37hr. I worked flex-time in LTC and made 15.50hr
    You have to factor in the cost of living. Even so, I think the rate is pretty good. I also have 16 yrs experience and I've been with the same company for over 11 years- transfering from hosp to system owned LTC/rehab facility. Even within the same company, the rates for LPNs are higher at the LTC/rehabs they own.
  13. by   Little Panda RN
    Yes, I do live in North Dakota and wages are not the greatest out here. An RN starting in the hospital makes 22.00hr. The LPN's do not make much. I have been in the medical field since 1994 and my highest wage so far, not including flex-time pay was 14.00hr. Pretty sad if you ask me. I used to be a medical assistant and when I became an LPN with the same company, my pay did not increase. But of course I was doing the same job with just more responsibility. "Go figure" Any whoo maybe it is time to move.
  14. by   sleepyndopey
    My brother used to live in North Dakota. It's just cold. Beautiful, but cold.enguin:

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