Nurse Salary Poll - page 2

I'm completing research for my thesis and would greatly appreciate feedback on nursing salaries. I'm specifically looking at the salaries paid to full-time nurses versus agency nurses. Additionally,... Read More

  1. by   aureliey
    Quote from bisson
    i somewhat disagree, here in new york a new graduate can earn 52- 60K starting salary. that's pretty good, at least to me. and you're always guaranteed a job no matter where you go. not to mention full benefits and lots of opportunities to branch out to.

    yes, nurses do not make enough to have $500,000 houses, but we don't make chump change either.

    maybe it's just my optimistic view of having a job security and room for growth with a decent salary.
    I disagree also, that nurses don't make much everywhere. It really depends where you live. Maybe upstate NY makes much less, but in NYC, most new nurses I know are making at over 55K, some over 60K a year, and they don't have excessively long work hours, or too many patients. Of course, the cost of living is also more in NYC. Yet, I used to work in the city for only $45K, and I have a masters degree in social work. So nursing is not chump change, like the above poster said. There are plenty of other jobs where people make much less, and also more work in some cases.
  2. by   truern
    - age? 51
    - experience (# yrs as an rn) still counting in months
    - city / state raleigh, nc
    - salary (prefer hourly wage as full time equivalent) (ie, $32/hr) $19.18/hr
    - benefits: just need, full, partial, none (for type of benefits) full bennies
    - specialty (if you are working in a specialty area that might affect pay) i work on a telemetry unit, but new grads pretty much make the same unless working the icu or maybe ed
    - shift / pool: put shift # if you only work a specific shift, if rotation then put pool weekdays
    - staff / agency; put if you are a full-time staff or agency nurse. full-time staff
  3. by   TAMIRN89
    - Age? 35
    - Experience (# yrs as an RN) 7
    - City / State Norfolk/VA
    - Salary (prefer hourly wage as full time equivalent) (ie, $32/hr) $35/hr
    - Benefits: just need, Full, Partial, None (for type of benefits) NO benefits
    - Specialty (if you are working in a specialty area that might affect pay) Stepdown but doesn't affect pay
    - Shift / Pool: put shift # if you only work a specific shift, if rotation then put Pool 7a-7p
    - Staff / Agency; put if you are a full-time staff or agency nurse. Floatpool

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