I live in Houston, Tx. Here it depends on whether you work in the Texas Medical Center or the outlying hospitals.
In the med center, most of the hospitals are starting new grads at $20/hr +diffs +4 week vac. Of course, few people live really near there, parking is expensive (even with hospital subsidies).
Personally, I am interviewing at some of the outlying hospitals in the suburbs. Salaries there start at around $17 +diffs. I figure, the shorter commute, not fighting traffic, and free parking is worth it. Plus, remember it is only starting. Eventually it will even out.
Originally posted by JMP:
Can anyone help me establish what the current grad rates are for various states/provinces?
I would really appreciate it- any other input would be great too- such as how wage increases are handled.
I am interviewing soon for one state- the starting wage is $16.00? How does this stack up?