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What are some common nursing salaries for ER, Med surg, OR ICCU Highs and lows... Read More

  1. by   TKOLRN
    Originally posted by natbrat:
    What are some common nursing salaries for ER, Med surg, OR ICCU
    Highs and lows
    I am an RN in Michigan with 14 years experience..2 in neuro, 12 in ER...My full time job in a 48-50000 ER pays me a base rate of 25.44/hr with a 2.50 night diff.
    My contingent job in ER pays 26.77 with 1.25 night diff.
  2. by   asespino
    It definetly varies from location to specialty. I made $33 in California ER.

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  3. by   PaulaT
    I am an ER nurse in an 11-bed ER in Tuscaloosa,AL. I have an ADN. With 2 yrs of experience I started this job at $16.36/hr plus $2.00 extra for evenings. I am researching occupational health nursing for a class. Can anyone help me with salaries for that specialty?
  4. by   Navy Nurse
    I moonlight in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Guam and make $31.86/hr for 3-11.
  5. by   Major
    14 years in the Army as an OB nurse, now doing a lot of supervision type stuff - HN etc, - I make about 74,000/year
  6. by   PHN1963
    I am a Public Health Nurse in Indianapolis, Indiana. I have 5 years of nursing experience of which 2 of that was in the hospital. As a Public Health Nurse I make $18 per hour which is very competitive with the hospitals around here.

  7. by   bestblondRN
    I am a nursing supervisor in a Chicago teaching hospital, level 1 trauma, making 67K with shift and weekend diffs.
  8. by   petulip in Alabama
    WOW!!!! what an insight to our profession!!!
    I am blown away by the low scales across the country...NURSES UNITE!!!!!....I work at a 465 bed hospital. I work on a Neuro ICU..I make 16.83 days...they just gave us 1.25 across the board..for retention. ACLS is 1.00 more an hour. so I make a total of 19.08.I have been in Nursing 10 years. We really do need to send this unofficial wage page to the Capitol,the Senate, and every CEO of every hospital ....wonder if we averaged it if we would come out ahead!!! HOT FILE YOU ALL!!!!
  9. by   sheripa
    I have 1 1/2 yrs. experience as a R.N.and I have a diploma in nursing. I relocated to Atlanta,Ga and I work exclusively through the agency and I make between $28-36/hr depending on where I work. I relocated from Cinti,Oh and through the agency it ranges from about $32-45/hr depending on your specialty. and that is with 6mos.-1yr of experience if you have a reputation with an agency. My first job was as a floor nurse at a nursing home and I made $18/hr. The hospital I graduated from offered me a position paying $15.75 plus some diffs. that I don't remember. All I can say is that nurses make less in Ga and the cost of living is higher. But, across the board we do not get paid what we are worth. Not just talking about what we walk into when we walk into a patients room but, what we have to deal with with each other and the doctors we have to deal with. Good luck to everyone.
  10. by   ERICUEMS
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by petulip in Alabama:
    [B]WOW!!!! what an insight to our profession!!!
    I am blown away by the low scales across the country--

    I agree--I have been in Nursing for 32 year--when I first started as an LPN,(now an RN) my starting salary was $3.38 an hour. That's NOT a typo that's a THREE --I worked ER for 27 years, and have been in ICU for the last 5--127 bed rural hospital+50 bed LTC in Virginia--I have my CEN,ACLS,PALS,NALS,TNCC, BCLS-I, and EMT-C. I get nothing extra for any of these, and my employer will not pay for any of these "personal improvement courses". However, my seniority (10 years) has gotten me a salary of $27.89 an hour--this includes my 7p-7a shifdif. But get this--Where I work, one of my responsibilites as the ICU charge Nurse is to backup (read: supervise-we don't have Supervisors anymore---an "unecessary expense"!) the entire House--( Women's Care, Sub Acute, LTC, Med-Surg, and ER)-Know what I get for that a SHIFT--12 hours--? $5.00!!and THAT'S not a typo either!!

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  11. by   jenn7283
    Well, then i'm not doing half bad...started out in OH 11 yrs ago making 13/hour (incl.diff)...went to a peds office 4 yrs ago to make a whopping 12/hour (no diff for weekend or holidays and we stayed open everyday and worked well into the nite)...now i'm pullin 21/hour base and 34/hour with a weekend option (work q w/e), and that's with benefits..that's in an icu in a major indy hospital (i hear surrounding adult hospitals are making more than that!!)
  12. by   chikarita23
    HELLO I JUST STARTED SCHOOL FOR NURSING AND BY READING SOME OF YOUR REPLYS ITS A LITTLE SCARY.MY HUBBY TOLD ME NOT BE BE A TEACHER,TO PIC SOMETHING ELSE THAT PAYS MORE AND WELL LETS SAY..WOW..MAKES ME WANT TO CONSIDER CHANGING...I STARTED IT THOUGH SO IM GOING TO FINISH BUT THANK YOU ALL FOR THE LITTLE INSIGHT.
  13. by   sleepyhead
    I am a new graduate and work in Nashville, TN. I feel like my pay is good for a new graduate. My starting salary, which includes a critical care differential (I work in a step-down unit), is 17.25. I also get a 2.00/hour night shift differential and a 6.00/hour weekend shift differential.

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