Name hospital and salary--everywhere - page 16

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   MuddaMia
    Quote from godlvme
    Northern california,
    I am a New Grad RN; Hospital $33.00

    $33 in NorCa? Isn't that low for the area? I have heard that new grads are starting closer to 40.

    Also--does anyone know if there is any truth to Kaiser beginning to pay the same rate to nurses for all of their Northern California hospitals
  2. by   godlvme
    i am in manteca ca.
    kaiser offered $34.oo (stockton ca.)
    i am 1hr from san jose. and 1:20 from sf.
    living is cheaper in this area. my home is 4yrs old and i paid 330,000 new.
    4b & 2bath one story and custom built pool. san jose too expensive.

  3. by   summersent
    I know it depends on where you live but does anyone know how much they take out a year for taxes. like a rough estimate? so lets say someone is making 62K(lets say in new york,philadelphia california etc) and they decided not to do overtime etc. how much would they be likely to bring home a year after tax?

    What about annual pay for areas that arent in major cities? Do they take out more or less tax from annual pay?

    How does it work?
    thanks
    Last edit by summersent on May 25, '07
  4. by   gerry79
    Quote from summersent
    I know it depends on where you live but does anyone know how much they take out a year for taxes. like a rough estimate? so lets say someone is making 62K(lets say in new york,philadelphia california etc) and they decided not to do overtime etc. how much would they be likely to bring home a year after tax?

    What about areas that arent in major cities? Do they take out more tax from annual pay?

    How does it work?
    thanks
    It all depends on your deductions. I am a new grad in Boston and my base is $60,000 and I bring home $49,000. This is after taxes (3 deductions), dental ($100 per month), and parking (parking alone is $100 per month). If you are single with no deductions expect dear old uncle sam to take his (un)fair share of taxes out.
  5. by   Aimee03
    Birmingham Al no experience new grad my starting by is 19.30 base. 15% diff for evening and 20% diff for nights.
  6. by   al7139
    I am a new grad, starting work in June. Hampton Roads Virginia. Sentara Hospital. I will be on a heart unit 3-11 shift. Starting pay for new grads is $19.60/hr, but evening shift had a diff, so I will be making $27.60/hr.
    Amy
  7. by   kstec
    Rockford Illinois area, by Chicago-Rn's start at 22.00/hr on a regular floor that is not specialized. Ex:ICU, CCI, NICU etc.
  8. by   NurseCard
    I work in a state psychiatric hospital in Louisville, KY. I have been working here for a year, and came on board with three years experience as an RN. I started out making 21.45 an hour.

    Most hospitals around my area, Med/Surge hospitals, are starting folks out at about 20.50. The state psych hospitals, for some reason, pay a bit more.
  9. by   NurseCard
    Quote from al7139
    I am a new grad, starting work in June. Hampton Roads Virginia. Sentara Hospital. I will be on a heart unit 3-11 shift. Starting pay for new grads is $19.60/hr, but evening shift had a diff, so I will be making $27.60/hr.
    Amy
    Wow, nice shift diff!!! Shift diff around here for 3-11 shift is typically 2-3 dollars an hour.
  10. by   sandra rn 2007
    I just graduated from an RN program in Seattle. Looking would like to move to palm desert, CA :angryfire I was wondering if anyone from the area knows how much new grads are making and if anyone has any thoughts about the medical hospitals in the area.
    I have done my research for Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia if anyone is interested...
    New grads $23.84 plus shift differential evening 2.75 nights 3.75-4.00 and weekend the same. top wages at swedish medical center seattle are approximately $44.00.
    I need to see the sunshine!:icon_roll
    Thank you everyone for great threads and being honest about your wages, I'm glad i found this site to compare wages around the county it will help me much as I relocate.
    sandra
  11. by   bigjim
    Quote from Gennaver
    I am all for nipping this hourly wage/vocational mentality and asking for a decent yearly salary and NOT discussing *serious details* (but, am for sharing the ranges so that others can get on board.)

    Heck, hospitals discuss it amongst themselves, (current litigation with hospitals from Chicago, California and someplace else-came across it while searching for average nursing salaries and saw salary fixing and hospitals), that is how the hold the ceiling on us...

    I am also all for busting that hourly mindset...we are not working at a factory, Nursing is a profession.

    Just my thoughts.
    Gen

    The problem with a salary is that many nurses work overtime, and if they were classified as professionals the hospitals would try to use that to classify them as "exempt". So, you'd have a warm feeling of being a "salaried professional" but then get to work as much as they could force you to work, for free.

    At the LTC homes where my GF used to be a manager, they attempted to force the nurse managers (salaried) to work over on the floor, EVERY DAY. Lyn was smart enough to insist on being hourly, and they put a lot less pressure on her, because they would have had to pay her.

    A $60-70k salary for a 40-hour week is pretty good. But if they can force you to work 60-70 hours for the same money, not so good.
    Last edit by bigjim on Jan 31, '08
  12. by   EmmaG
    Exactly. Some years ago, a former manager with a ton of experience left her position and returned to the bedside as an hourly employee because she said with the number of hours she put in on a salary calculated to less per hour than new grad (not yet licensed) PNs were making.

    As a traveler, my pay has ranged from $25 to $35 per hour. My company does not pay sick time or vacation. No work, no pay.
  13. by   bigjim
    Quote from james2007
    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.

    RN's in Michigan seem to make somewhere in the Mid-20s to start, plus differentials, much like most other places. So probably 50-70k with weekends, overtime, etc.

    You could buy a palace in the Detroit Metro area for $700k right now, the way the housing market is now, and in more rural parts of the state you could probably have your own walled compound for that kind of cash.

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