New Grad Pay!! - page 5

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   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by vettech
    Mind if I ask what hospital you'll be working for? I'm in the San Jac ADN program now and am currious about what local salries are running.
    I know that many hospitals in town, esp the med center for any ICU position start at 25-27 an hour and then there is shift differential. I want to work at my hospital because I love the floor, the people who work there, and I'm pregnant so I would rather ease into an area I'm familiar with than try and go for more money. But there is quite a bit of money to be made in Houston right now. Especially when you consider the cost of living. c h e a p.

    Good luck.
    Last edit by geekgolightly on Jun 20, '03
  2. by   Angelica
    I'll be starting at $21 at a rehab hospital. Just waiting patiently for my license to come in the mail!
  3. by   kiddoRN
    Atlanta - mostly researched peds positions.

    ADN
    18.00-19.00 new grad starting pay
    night 3.00 differential
    even 2.25
    wknd 2.65

    One hospital has $3000/$4500 day/night sign on for 1 yr committment. Weekend program 12 out of 13 consecutive weekends (2 shifts) with a $3000 bonus per 13 week cycle.
  4. by   starcandy
    How do you find out starting base pay at Detroit MI area hospitals? Can you research this info on the net or is this a word of mouth type of thing? I will graduate May 2004 with ADN and really want to know. Is there anyone from Detroit area out there that can give me any info??
  5. by   vettech
    Originally posted by geekgolightly
    I know that many hospitals in town, esp the med center for any ICU position start at 25-27 an hour and then there is shift differential. I want to work at my hospital because I love the floor, the people who work there, and I'm pregnant so I would rather ease into an area I'm familiar with than try and go for more money. But there is quite a bit of money to be made in Houston right now. Especially when you consider the cost of living. c h e a p.

    Good luck.
    Are you serious? 25-27/hr for newgrads?!?! Wow, maybe I should rethink my plan to leave the area after graduation. ICU is where I want to be (at least at this point... Ortho looks interresting too.)

    I take it you're are one of the outlying hopitals? If you don't want to say which one that's fine but could I at least ask what part of the city? I'm living in Clear Lake now but if I stay here, likely I'm going to head to the NW side (Jersey Village/CyFair - maybe even Tomball or Magnolia).
  6. by   NurseJacqui
    Where I work, the new grad start rate is $22.50 hourly. If you work in a specialized area such as the ER, you have to get all of your certifications and if you work 3-11 you get a $3.00 shift differential. So once you are certified and off orientation, a new grad can make as much as $28.50 an hour. This is regardless of BSN, ADN or diploma.
  7. by   moonrose2u
    i am not a new grad, but i have heard from others that the pay ranges from 16.00=19.00 in the greater cincinnati area.
  8. by   geekgolightly
    I am at Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center. And they are offering me a position in ICU which I am considering, if the education is up to par. I don't think that new grads should be in ICU, especially Neurotrauma at Hermann unless the preceptorship/education is thorough and of excellent quality.

    I know that MD Anderson pays it's staff well and quickly weeds out those who are not up to standard, despite the nursing shortage. Which sounds fabulous to me, but I don't like oncology.

    The thing baout Texas that many of you might not be aware of is that we have NO STATE TAX. This means that we take home a good deal more of our paycheck than most of you. I hear Arizona is horrendous. not only is the pay substandard, but the state tax is outrageous. I would suggest anyone considering moving to a new state check out the state tax situation.
  9. by   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by EC1234
    1. Bachelor's (graduated 12/03)
    2. $31.68 base (+3.66 PM diff, +5.82 NOC diff)
    I work PMs so my starting rate is $35.38/hr, including a $3,000 sign-on bonus (before taxes). I believe the starting pay is the same regardless of the type of degree that you have.
    3. Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Bay Area in California

    :roll
    I would LOVE to live in the bay area. It's so beautiful! Houston is hideous. There is nothing out of doors to do. What portion of that check do you take home and what is the rent situation like there?
  10. by   DashEFX
    Are there any MSN new grads out there that can talk about their starting salaries?
  11. by   Chrislynn2003
    As a new grad, I will be starting in the OR at my hospital which is in Delaware. The start pay is 21.50/hr with excelllent benefits. The OR is doing a training program, so while I am in class for 11 weeks, I will be getting paid 21.50/hr. Also, the start pay depends on location, some areas are more expensive to live in: for instance it can cost 1500 dollars a month to rent an apartment in NY and only 650 a month where i live. Oh and I graduated with a BSN. Good luck in pursuing your dreams!

    Christine
  12. by   dosamigos76
    Geekgolightly,
    You're right about the Bay Area (SF) being georgous! It is also extremely expensive!
    Cheryl
  13. by   adria37
    I will finish my MSN in a year and the compensation is the same as when I was a ADN, no raise for BSN, no raise for MSN. I work in outpatient area (18 years experience) my pay is 23.08. I have speciality certification, CEN (certified emergency nurse) MICN, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, advanced burn life support. I left the ER because of no difference in compensation, so why not do outpatient, the hours M-F 7:30 -4:00 no weekends or holidays are better and the work less stressful. I work in western NC. Starting pay is 16.25 for new grads here. The pay for a new nurse is great but it quickly reaches a ceiling.

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