New Grad Pay!! - page 3

I know the 'Nursing Pay' discussion has had the CRAP beat out of it, but this thread is directed to those NEW GRADS that have just accepted their FIRST nursing job with ONLY SCHOOL-RELATED EXPERIENCE... Read More

  1. by   BabyNurse513
    When I started work as a new grad in Philly (about a year and half ago) the base pay was 22.00. It was raised in May to 23.10 so I am sure it will go up again this year. There is differential for night shift and also a loan reinbursement program.
  2. by   blondemommy
    I have accepted a job in St. Louis working weekend option. Base pay is $25 plus shift differentials, total of $30. It is a teaching hospital on a tele floor. I will graduate in May with an ADN!
  3. by   Allison S.
    1. RN
    2. $21.23
    3. Boston, MA
  4. by   Katnip
    For RNs, in Baltimore, MD, I'm getting a offers from $20-22 per hour on days. Differentials vary. It doesn't matter if you have an ADN or BSN, new grad salaries seem to be the same.
  5. by   alem-tsahai
    quote- "At the hospital I am working at right now-new grad pay starts at $29.75 with either ADN or BSN...."

    TMS- where in Cali are you? I am moving there when I finish school and have not seen any hospitals advertising that kind of pay rate. The most I have seen was for about $25/hr at UC Davis but that is too far for me. Can you let me know when you get the chance?

    Thanks!
  6. by   Cafe
    New grad pay to start at $22.75 with a step pay increase yearly on your anniversary date of hire for the first 10 years and also your yearly increase with wage contract percentage settlement.
    Diff pms $1.60, noc $3.25, noc rotator $2.75, weekend dif $2.75, call pay $2.75. These diffs all go up a quarter next year.
  7. by   zambezi
    6 months out of school
    received a $1000.00 sign on bonus
    bsn degree, work nights in ccu
    start at 21.04, $4.00 night shift differential, weekend diff but cant remember what it is...
    next year i get a raise, plus pay goes up by 8% hospital wide
    hospital is unionized
  8. by   psychonurse
    Here in the department of corrections in Oregon we usually don't hire new grads but sometimes it depends if you have had any LPN experience before you start working for us.

    We have a great retirement system, fairly good medical, dental and optical insurance. We get shift differential for everything after 6pm and we are now negotiating a new contract for the next year and hopefully will get some more benefits.

    I am a 14 year state employee and make about 26.00/hour without my overtime and shift differential included. I get two checks a month and the second one is all my overtime, shift differential and holiday pay.

    Right now if I work one or two overtime shifts I make more money than any of my bosses.....it really makes me realize why I don't want a management job.

    BTW our new nurses make about 22.00 an hour to start and work their way up to where I am.
  9. by   Cafe
    Forgot to mention, I believe if they are paying up to $15,000.00 towards school loans. Seems to me I heard it is paid out over at the most a 3 year time but would have to confirm that. A recruiting technique rather than a bonus for new hires.
  10. by   LaVorneRN
    New grad, ADN, will start working this summer
    Here in NW FL at the hospital I plan to transfer to (from Alaska) they start new grads out at $16.50/hr-last year they started at $14, with shift diffs at $3.50 and $5.00(nights)
    Not sure how much the weekend diff is
    The $ in Alaska was MUCH better but Uncle Sam said it was time to go. New grads there can start anywhere from $18-$25/hr depending on where(hospitals, clinics, etc.) and for hosp. that doesn't include the shift and weekend diffs.
    Sure miss Anchorage!
  11. by   -jt
    to CRP2000 in South Jersey:

    RNs at Shore Memorial Hospital in Atlantic City, NJ have begun receiving the first salary hikes under their new contract--the first ever negotiated for New Jersey RNs by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). I forget the actual base salary # now but its just been increased with this contract signed in January. You can call the hospital's nurse recruiter for the details. Besides the increase in base, the shift differentials were also increased, and a pool of funding has been established for reimbursement to RNs for their continuing education activities. There are other new benefits and differentials too. Take everything into account, including comparing each facility's medical benefits and pension plans. Many times, the starting salary may be a little less at one job but is offset by better benefits than a higher-paying facility may be offering. Good luck.
  12. by   MoJoeRN,C
    Originally posted by llg
    I forget what the starting pay is for my hospital: I'll have to go look. But ... when looking at pay, don't forget to look at differentials (e.g. for evenings, nights, weekends, precepting, charge, etc.) I work for a hospital that pays diffs that are a bit higher than average for our area. Over time, they really add to a person's income. However, a lot of new nurses forget to calculate them into the equation. They look only at the base salary per hour, "forgetting" that the pay for most hours is actually greater than that.

    Including all the differentials is the only way you can compare one institution to another.

    Also, you should consider retention bonuses, etc. Some hospitals (like mine) have them and others don't. They, too, add to your income over the course of a year.

    llg
  13. by   ROCnurse
    Just a tip: Don't move to the Western NY area: you will start at around $16.00 an hour base rate. Shift differential of course, plenty of loan forgiveness, possibly a sign on bonus, education payment benefits, but a low base pay.
    OH, and don't forget Lake effect snow and frigid temperatures!!

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