Name hospital and salary--everywhere - page 2

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   propofool
    So....you are saying that publicly talking about salaries or wages will influence how much you can or will earn?
  2. by   Indy
    Yes, that's what I'm saying, because we'll ask for appropriate salaries, or vote with our feet.
  3. by   nservice
    Northern California

    New Grads start at 32/hr.
    10 years experience/administrative = 39.5 /hr. Could make 2.50/hr more on the floor doing charge or team leading.
  4. by   kuntrinurse
    Quote from propofool
    So....you are saying that publicly talking about salaries or wages will influence how much you can or will earn?
    It's not as though anyone is asking what each individual's performance is worth. It's what NEW grads are making. Some of us travel and would like to know if we are getting the fairest salary available for the area.
    Florida's Panhandle
    New grad RN 18-19/hr
    LPN 11-12/hr
    depends on the size of the facility. LTC pays more than hospitals.
    Last edit by Tweety on Feb 11, '07 : Reason: flame removed.
  5. by   hogan4736
    Quote from propofool
    This seems to be a unique phenomena, In my opinion, that nurses are so willing to publicly proclaim their earning potential. Of course it is normal to wonder, but less than professional to discuss publicly
    less than professional to discuss amongst coworkers - agreed

    on this forum?

    who cares...this is anonymous, and NOT the workplace
  6. by   DolphinRN84
    I'm a new grad RN working in a Level I trauma center in Boston, MA. New grads start at 25.75 an hour (well at this hospital).
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from propofool
    This seems to be a unique phenomena, In my opinion, that nurses are so willing to publicly proclaim their earning potential. Of course it is normal to wonder, but less than professional to discuss publicly

    You are entitled to your opinion.

    Personally, to me it's not quite publically discussing our salary. Most of us are being anonymous and we're discussing it on a nursing board. Sure someone whose not a nurse may stumble upon this thread and say "gee those nurses are so unprofessional talking about salary".

    Nursing2007 magazine and others post a yearly report on salaries. I think it's interesting to hear what others are making around the country. Another person who is thinking of moving somewhere might be curious to know as well. Students making $8.00 flipping burgers might be encouraged to stay in school knowing there's better things ahead.

    I don't discuss my salary in real life with anyone. There's a guy at the bowling alley that is always trying to get my salary out of me and I keep mum.

    On an anonymous message board amoung my peers, I don't mind. (But notice I only gave the starting RN salary. Not my personal salary.)
  8. by   PANurseRN1
    I guess I see it differently. I was brought up that you NEVER ask someone how much money he/she makes. In my area it's considered rude.
  9. by   Calgon-take.me.away
    I work at a small long term care facility in SW PA. Started out at 17.00/hr as an LPN with years of experience. Add shift diff, OT, bonuses for working off my sihift, (call offs, schedule changes ect). Was working agency for 8 years, making $19-22 hr. Got tired of the traveling, settled close to home

    I don't mind discussing my wages,,,interesting to see what other facilities are paying.
  10. by   mom2michael
    SW Missouri

    I've seen RN wages (starting, hospital) as low as $15.58 and I've seen them as high as $20.ISH at an acute long term care facility.

    I started at $16.67 as a new grad.
  11. by   gitterbug
    New grads here are starting out at around 20.00/hr this spring. Experience puts you at 25.00 to 28.00/hr depending on unit. Add shift diff, w/e diff and many are looking to 30.00/hr. COL is moderate here.
  12. by   mistydave
    I did a little research myself here in the ohio area. new grads start around 20ish. I think it is wonderful to share. I do know the costs of living are higher elsewhere. And experience adds much. And absolutely, this would be a huge push out there for the many nursing students I see....should I push through? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Everyone needs encouragement.

    Most people check into the salaries to know if they are able to support their families, it is complete common sense.
  13. by   broadstreet
    started at $23.45 as a new grad working med-surg in a small hospital in Amish Country, PA.

    my buddy's wife works in an ICU across the border in northern MD, and I think she makes around $26 w/ a few years experience.

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