Name hospital and salary--everywhere - page 8

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  1. by   sprout
    I work in hospital in Portland, Oregon - starting salary around $24/hr.

    I think it's important to discuss salaries because there are so many times I come across people who are considering nursing for the money. There are other professions that are far less stressful, less physically and emotionally demanding that pay better. Somehow there is this expectation that nurses are making a lot more than the $25-30/hr norm. Most people are quite surprised to find out that their expectations are the exception and not what the majority of us earn.
  2. by   pink2blue1
    Southern California, New grad LVN, just started Days at $19.00 an hour at an acute care hospital, Med-Surg. I also work Per-Diem at a Surgical hospital with an in patient floor Night shift. the base for per-diem is 24.23 an hour with a 19% shift differential, so for a night shift I make 28.80 an hour. Not bad for an LVN.
  3. by   sunshines66
    Springfield Illinois starting is $18ish top of the scale $31. Reach top on 10th year. When bottom of the scale is adjusted up--everyone is adjusted up the same percentage. No weekend diff, evenings 8% of base up to $2, nocs 10% of base up to $2 Holidays double time. No time and half unless over 40hours in week. Meaning 16 hour shift is straight time if under 40 hours. Charge $1/hr I would gladly give $1 hr not to do charge.

    This hospital puts you into their 10 year salary track oddly. When I started here I had 11 years experience and I was put in the 3rd year slot. After topping the scale you get what ever the hospital decides its rate is for the year in a bonus of your last year's salary. Usually 3-4% meaning if you make 50k your bonus after your anniversary is $1500-$2000.
  4. by   angel337
    in chicago, most new grads make $22-24/hr base pay. give or take a dollar. the salary doesn't go up much until you have been a nurse for at least 5 years and then you get maybe $27/hr base.
  5. by   Bluehair
    Rural NM - New grads start at $18 with a $5000 hire on bonus. Top wage for staff RN $24/hr. Nights $2/hr diff, weekends $2/hr.
  6. by   newnurse36
    Quote from sprout
    I work in hospital in Portland, Oregon - starting salary around $24/hr.

    I think it's important to discuss salaries because there are so many times I come across people who are considering nursing for the money. There are other professions that are far less stressful, less physically and emotionally demanding that pay better. Somehow there is this expectation that nurses are making a lot more than the $25-30/hr norm. Most people are quite surprised to find out that their expectations are the exception and not what the majority of us earn.

    I can not think of another job where you can get a two year degree and make 50k plus a year right out of school. Not to mention the room for advancement. Get out of school work one to two years in a hospital and then you can write your own ticket. I am going to start my BSN as soon as I graduate and the hospital who is paying my tuition now will pay for it. I want to be a midwife and they will pay for the whole thing!!!!
  7. by   Rach101
    Wow US pays well. In New Zealand new graduate pay is NZ$20per hour before tax. Thats equivalent to around $10 US.
  8. by   sasparilla
    West Texas, $19.25 base pay with night and weekend differentials as an RN. Not sure what the diff's are as I haven't started working yet. Plus I'll get a $5000 sign on bonus. Looking at others salaries, it's really not bad considering our cost of living around here is pretty low.
  9. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from Rach101
    Wow US pays well. In New Zealand new graduate pay is NZ$20per hour before tax. Thats equivalent to around $10 US.
    OMG...are you serious??? That's only a couple of dollars more than minimum wage.....that's awful!!!! Is the cost of living low there????? Wow..I am speechless!!!
  10. by   chuckc
    Quote from HealingHands327
    Forget standard of living if your single, live a student life for a few years working in the higest payed city for RNs, save to buy a house !

    then move to a lower standard of living location.

    So SF BAY area pays the most it seems? It can't possibly be 36 to 40 an hour for new grads is it? someone please clarify.
    It is true. I am a new grad here, just started, and am making 44/hr with the evening differential.
  11. by   ikimiwi
    western Mass, union 35 per hour base,15 years experience
  12. by   staceylee67
    At Tri City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA (which is 20 miles north of San Diego) I made $16.20 an hour as a new grad RN in 1999. They gave me nothing for my 7 years LVN experience. I could look forward to about 2-3 % per year raises. In Seattle, I started at $30.00 in 2002, and they gave me credit for 50%of my LVN experience. We get 4-6% more each year. With much better bennies I might add.
  13. by   SaintsFan1
    Quote from Morgan314
    Isn't it depressing to think with 23 yrs experience as an RN, in my current position I'm making less than the average new grad?
    Don't feel like the lone ranger--I have 24 years in the healthcare field, 18 years as a nurse. I am currently in LTC, base salary is 23.69 with 50cent shift diff for nights. Even when I worked management, the highest salary I made was 24/hr. I was recently offered 34/hr for a job that carried a high pt to nurse ratio and had a friend working there making 50/hr weekend option and quit after a month because the load was just too much and not worth the body aches and the crap she put up with. I'm not in it for the money either, but after this many years and a lot of experience it would be nice to be well compensated, instead it looks like I am making the same wage as a new grad. I need a new career....

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