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  1. by   CKG
    Our unionized hospital is about 1 1/2 hrs from NYC. The new nurses start at either 48 or 50 thousand a year full time. ( however there are few openings for part or full time due to the pay and our nurse- patient ratio that is guarnteed in our contract.) We get $.44/ hr for speciality certification and money for off shift differential and speciality unit pay. My salary is $37/hr but I have been there a long time and have speciality credentials and an advanced degree.
  2. by   MustBlove
    Boy, after reading some of the replies I must be lucky. I am an ADN working in the ICU in a small hospital in Branson, MO. I make $19.50/hr. I have 12 years experience and I am certified. I get payed a dollar extra for my certification and .50cents extra for ballon-pump certification. They also pay a dollar extra an hour for charge (because we have no supervisors in house). I think the starting pay is 12.40 and hour for a new grad. They also pay .75 cent an hour for BSN. We were supposed to get a "salary ajusting raise" last month because some of the nurses were hired under different pay scales(my base was 16.50 when hired), but the hospital is crying budget woes. Our work environment is not too bad either in the unit. They try to keep us at a 1 to 2 patient ratio.
  3. by   outbackannie
    Originally posted by Blue11RN:
    I think my area is the worst. In the Syracuse NY area a new RN starts at $12.63/hour. It is horrible and people are way to overworked. What else is new!!!
    Wow! That's what I made as a new grad in AZ over 20 yrs ago! I'm working in Southeast part of CA on days at $25/hr but I commute from AZ where it's cheaper to live.
  4. by   outbackannie
    WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF ALL THE NURSES WENT TO WORK FOR AGENCIES? MOST AGENCIES HAVE VERY GOOD BENEFITS, HOUSING OR SUBSIDIZED HOUSING, INSURANCE, IRA'S, ETC.

    WHAT'S THIS NATIONAL NURSE CORPS THING? ARE WE ALL GOING TO GET DRAFTED BY THE GOVERNMENT?
  5. by   CashewLPN
    In a NYC borough hospital where I work, the salaries start as follows:
    CNA $13(raise every year up to 15 an hour)
    LPN $15(hosp and union raise every year, no upper limit)
    RN $23(hosp and union raise every year, no upper limit)
    BSN, certifications et al... you get bumped up a tad in the pay range...

    In the nursing home:
    CNA $15
    LPN $17 (raise every year)
    RN $25+ (raises again, but this is management, so its different...)
    hope this helps
    --Barbara, LPN
  6. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Originally posted by Blue11RN:
    I think my area is the worst. In the Syracuse NY area a new RN starts at $12.63/hour. It is horrible and people are way to overworked. What else is new!!!
    Where are you working? I live in the Syracuse area and make more than that as an LPN. Maybe you typed the wrong keys?

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  7. by   emtrn2k1
    Mostly everywhere in VA except Richmond, the beach, and Northern VA, the pay ranges from 14-16 starting grad, some with diffs, some without. (this is in hosp) Type of hosp doesn't seem to matter. I've talked to two tertiary care hosps that start the very same as my 200 bed community. State jobs pay more, better benefits--like corrections- with good reason.

    In Nursing 2001 mag from last mo or so- they had a comparison across the country with a comparison on COL--I figure the best place to live is the panhandle of WV and drive to PA! Anyway you can look up the article on the website at www.springnet.com under journals section.

    It is really disheartening isn't it, we go thru school, alot of us working all the while-with loans to pay back after grad.

    [This message has been edited by emtrn2k1 (edited March 05, 2001).]
  8. by   CCox
    Originally posted by Moore:
    i work in a level 2 trauma center. nurses here make the same, whether you work in er or med/surg. we just went to a new system that involves a clinical ladder--sort of... anyway, about $20.50 to $22.00 an hour. night shift makes something like $2.40 an hour extra for shift differential.
    Just curious where you are in Colorado? My husband and I are moving there, and Co. Springs was only offering 16.59/hr for an RN with 2 years experience on days with a $3.00 night diff. I'm in KC and would have to take a pay cut to work there with higher cost of living. I'm not really interested in this, so I thought I'd get an idea of where they might be paying higher?
  9. by   lionessnurse
    I had to say something about the salaries mentioned here. First let me say that I am an RN and I work full-time in community health earning 55K + per year and part-time in a hospital mother baby unit earning $28/hr with a shift and weekend differential option. But in NY and NJ the cost of living is so high that this is not all that much money especially after taxes. The scary part is that because my husband's job is transferring him to North Carolina I know my pay will decrease dramatically. I am petrified. I know that it is cheaper to live down there but the pay is so much less than what I am making now. It will be a difficult adjustment. If any one has any suggestions please e-mail me.
  10. by   123lisa
    Originally posted by elainew:
    I work in critical care in NW Alabama. I have beenn an Rn for 12 years. I have a BSN and a CCRN. I work nights. I am paid 16.95 base pay. I get 1.00 extra for unit diff and 2.00 extra for night shift. I am paid no more for education or certification. We recently got a .92 cent across the board raise for Rn's. The docs were told that because of our raise certain capital expenditures would be put on hold. What a lie. Most doctors don't know a thing about budgets or how healthy the bottom line of this hospital is and believed the lies! We only got the raise because we are trying to bring in a union and this was an effort to placate us. My 16.95 is after the raise!
  11. by   123lisa
    You should be making more, you are worth it!I work in critical care in NW Alabama. I have beenn an Rn for 12 years. I have a BSN and a CCRN. I work nights. I am paid 16.95 base pay. I get 1.00 extra for unit diff and 2.00 extra for night shift. I am paid no more for education or certification. We recently got a .92 cent across the board raise for Rn's. The docs were told that because of our raise certain capital expenditures would be put on hold. What a lie. Most doctors don't know a thing about budgets or how healthy the bottom line of this hospital is and believed the lies! We only got the raise because we are trying to bring in a union and this was an effort to placate us. My 16.95 is after the raise![/QUOTE]



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  12. by   123lisa
    Here in Southern New Hampshire, I will start a 5 year exp. Rn aat 18.00/hr plus shift diff of 1.00=1.75. Some of my nurses top out at 23.00 with diff added to that. Tha facility is a Long Term Care and Subacute building. we are also using about 3-5000.00 worth of agency staff a month. Agency nurses get 22.00-27.00 in this area.
    Originally posted by natbrat:
    What are some common nursing salaries for ER, Med surg, OR ICCU
    Highs and lows
  13. by   Chuckie
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