Name hospital and salary--everywhere - page 13

Hi, everyone seemed to be enjoying the name your hospital and salary thread from NY and I noticed others would like to participate and know about other states. So everyone join in. Name your... Read More

  1. by   heartlover07
    I posted this in cardiac forum but no replies. I am working my way towards the cardiac cath lab, and just out of curiosity was wondering if nurses make more there than on say a tele/med surge floor? No reason other than curious cause I am going there even if I had to take a salary cut, when I went there to observe I knew I had found my "niche"!!! I wanted to stay even though it was time for me to leave!!!
  2. by   mamalle
    south fla I work perdiem at $33.43 per hour. Not sure what the new hires make, etc but 8 years ago the offered me a fulltime position after 8 months of tele experience for $14.89 a hr. I just laughed.. lucky for me my manager called me a few months later and offered me the same position as per diem..
  3. by   JoycMarr
    Midsouth--very cheap cost of living. Can buy a nice 3/2 house for around $90,000

    New grads: $18.00 + $3 shift diff, usually can find places offering sign-on bonuses, loan repayment, or other perks. Weekend option agreements can make around $30 an hour.

    The hospital I work for does not have a top out pay scale, which is a nice perk.
  4. by   NURSJADED
    West Coast of Florida. Currently an LPN in ICU I make $22/hr per diem. I have 10 years experience and have been offered $25.50/hr to stay on when I graduate in August. However.... the staffing at my current facility is horrendous, so I don't think I'll take that offer. I'd rather make less and protect my new license.
  5. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from lashes
    I live in California. I think starting wage is 25-26 /hr. Not sure what it tops out at... I average 100 000 grandish and Im in the middle of the scale. Additional monetary incetives are given for an advanced degree, belonging to committees, doing research, recruiting nurses, and we have double overtime... Its nice. Keep in mind, cost of living is high in California..
    It's probably not really any higher than a lot of other places. You might pay less for heating but use more AC. More for gas but less for food. And other trade-off's. Not sure but, having lived in various places, this is what I experienced.
  6. by   mstigerlily
    San Diego area, new grad RNs are starting at around $26-$30/hr. My specific hospital has a $4/hr NOC differential, at least one hospital I know of has a weekend diff of $2/hr. Also my hospital pays $2/hr more for charge (no patients) and 2% more for BSN, 5% more for MSN, also bonuses for specialty certifications.




    Quote from mistydave
    Hi, everyone seemed to be enjoying the name your hospital and salary thread from NY and I noticed others would like to participate and know about other states. So everyone join in. Name your hospital, starting rate, and how much experience you have and your specialty. :Melody:
  7. by   nursechris1
    Wow, I don't know how you new grads make it. I do remember, when I graduated 13 years ago, I started at $12/hr. I thought I was rich!
    I was previously making about 6/hr as a CNA. I just can't believe with the nursing shortage, that nurses aren't making more. It is so sad. Especially with all of the responsibility. Heck, you can flip burgers at Mcdonalds for 15-18/hr. Not as rewarding, but you don't have to take out thousands in student loans to work there.
    I live in a ski resort town in Colorado. I think new grads are in the $23/hr range. We recently received a 10% raise. They finally figured out that they couldn't compare us to non resort areas, due to the cost of living.
    If you want to buy a house (not a duplex, condo, or townhome), you are looking at $450,000 plus for a small house. You can buy a condo for a little less, duplexes run about the same as a house, sometimes more, depending on the neighborhood. Right now, I am renting a house, about 1700 sq ft, for 1500/month, and its a dump.
  8. by   james2007
    Quote from JillianB72
    you're not going to believe it...but...I started as a LPN in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at $9.50!!

    I've been with this hospital for 12 years now, make $15.60 and will top out around $18 or so...

    Couldn't ask for a better place to raise children...once they're gone, we'll move and make more money!:spin:

    Im a student living in So Cal (California), and we were considering moving back to my home state of Michigan after I get my degree in nursing. Does anyone know the average salary for an RN in Michigan? Judging by what Ive seen here so far, maybe well stay here and move north. Housing is extremely expensive here. In the San Fernando valley which is LA county a
    small house can cost any where from $500,000 - $700,000 easy.
  9. by   katfoster
    Seattle 35.62/hour after 18 years
  10. by   adibin
    Quote from JMM RN
    I'm a new grad who will be starting in a few weeks at a Chicago hospital. Base pay $23.50. Nights is $4.00, Weekends $4.00 (if you work night weekends that is a total of $8.00). Plus a total of $10K for tuition reimbursement if you stay for 2 years.
    Congrats for the job.
    WOW.... which hospital is that...... i am a foreign graduate who have just passed my nclex. eagerly searching for good hospital in chicago which could sponser me and pay well.I would appericiate ur help.Thank u.
  11. by   lindarn
    Quote from nursechris1
    Wow, I don't know how you new grads make it. I do remember, when I graduated 13 years ago, I started at $12/hr. I thought I was rich!
    I was previously making about 6/hr as a CNA. I just can't believe with the nursing shortage, that nurses aren't making more. It is so sad. Especially with all of the responsibility. Heck, you can flip burgers at Mcdonalds for 15-18/hr. Not as rewarding, but you don't have to take out thousands in student loans to work there.
    I live in a ski resort town in Colorado. I think new grads are in the $23/hr range. We recently received a 10% raise. They finally figured out that they couldn't compare us to non resort areas, due to the cost of living.
    If you want to buy a house (not a duplex, condo, or townhome), you are looking at $450,000 plus for a small house. You can buy a condo for a little less, duplexes run about the same as a house, sometimes more, depending on the neighborhood. Right now, I am renting a house, about 1700 sq ft, for 1500/month, and its a dump.
    The reason that "market forces", are not working to significantly increase nurses' pay, is because there is NO NURSING SHORTAGE. If anything, there is a glut of nurses, most of whom, (500, 000, to be exact), are not working as nurses, me being one of them.

    Hospitals know that all they have to do is pi$$ of the presant round of graduates, who have received their first pay increase, and they can hire the next class of newbies, for $5 an hour less.

    As long as nurses have only a two year program, and are available after graduation three times a year, there will always be a glut of nurses. There is no incentive on the part of the hospitals to work to retain the nurses that they all ready have. This, by the way, is intentional on the part of the hospitals. They have a constant influx of new nurses, they don't stay long enough to become vested in the hospital's pension plan, and they are not their long enough to cause trouble. As far as they are concerned, it is a win-win situation. It will never change until we institute longer nursing programs, like PTs and OTs have done. There is no dearth of applicants for these programs, which are now Doctorates and Masters entry into practice. In fact, the students are glad with the increases in the program lengths, and requirements. They know that fewer graduates mean, by the law of supply and demand, their pay will increase exponentially. And it has. Nurses have alot to learn. JMHO, and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
    Last edit by lindarn on Apr 25, '07 : Reason: spelling
  12. by   jamminworld
    Nurses in Miami, FL start out arund $21 with as much as 7/hr in diff. In the hospital I am working currently pay max for a floor nurse is around $43. You only make $1-2 more for charge nurse and you still take pts.
  13. by   nuangel1
    i live in ma but work in rhode island.ri pays less then ma.i don't know the satrting pay .i make 33/hr plus eve and we diff .i work 36 but get pd 40 .i work ed and have been nurse 20 yrs.

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