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  1. by   Darlene Jones
    The salary in San Antonio, Texas is $13.25 per hour for a new graduate $14.00 per hour for a year of experience without any shift differential. Differentials are $2.85 per hour for 3-11 shift, $4.50 per hour for 11p-7a.
  2. by   markbeer
    Hi Everyone

    I just thought it may be of interest to give you a comparison to England.

    I've just got back from a night shift in a nursing home where i was paid 7.70ukp/hour which i think works out to about $12/hour

    Cheers all

    Mark
    http://www.rnld.co.uk
    Nursing Links

    [This message has been edited by markbeer (edited March 11, 2000).]
  3. 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!!!
  4. by   MissyS
    Every nurse is overworked and underpaid. In AZ, the pay is about 16.00/hr starting. It doesn't go up much more. The hospital I work at dropped the clinical ladder. I guess it's the going thing.

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    Missy
  5. by   beano
    I would hate to be an RN in NY blue11RN! I think our techs make close to that. I've been a nurse in med/surg for 3 years and make $17.30/hr with a 15% diff. for night shift (12hr)...no weekend diff. and no diff paid for vacation time! Last year we had a market increase, and there is talk of another increase this year. Although, to be honest with you, I'd rather have more staff than anther 50 cents an hour!!

  6. by   Jeanbean
    I'm in a physician office and make $18/hr. Pretty low cost of living here too (Oregon). I checked into the local hospital rates and new nurses start at $18-20/hr for med/surg.
  7. by   Babette777
    I've worked in Canada and in Australia, thought you might be interested in the comparson.

    In Quebec, Canada, new grads start at about 15$ an hour with a 10% evening shift diff, 14% for night and an extra 4% for weekends. Nurses who work in the northern villages make about 20$ an hour starting plus the shift diffs.Salary is the same for all departments. There is a 12 year salary scale in Quebec... I think the top echelon nurses make 45-50,000$ per annum. I also think that you can get salary adjustments for further edcucation. These figures are all in Canadian dollars... the canadian dollar is usually worth about .65$-.70$ dollars US.. you do the math!

    I've just started working in Australia.... I work in Home Health for a base of 21$ an hour plus very interesting weekend diffs... I can make up to 56$ an hour on the weekend depending on time of day. Can't complain about that... I have about 8 months nursing experience.

    I also work in a medical clinic on weekdays.. that pays 20.25$ an hour... flat... no holidays, no bereavement leave, no public holidays, no maternity leave... no nothing.
    Australian dollar is similar to Canadian dollar value.

    Hope this putsw things into perspective for you.
    Good luck!
  8. by   LLDPaRN
    Well, after reading all these posts, I guess I should consider myself lucky! I work in Philadelphia and my base pay is between $20 and $25/hr! Of course,I'm also in a critical care area, and the hospital is a university teaching hospital, as opposed to a community hospital. Just as a comparison, some counties outside the city pay close to what the inner city hospitals do, but other areas don't. When I was interviewing for my current position, I also interviewed at a suburban hospital in another county, and would have taken a $3/hr pay cut! However, let me add that I get WAGE tax taken out of my pay every time. Do any other major metropolitan areas have a wage tax? I would be curious to hear if that's the case in other big cities. And the city officials wonder why people are leaving the city for the suburbs, and why businesses won't have their main office in the city! Go figure!

    Laurie, RN
    Medical CCU
  9. by   janet781
    Originally posted by LLDPaRN:
    Well, after reading all these posts, I guess I should consider myself lucky! I work in Philadelphia and my base pay is between $20 and $25/hr! Of course,I'm also in a critical care area, and the hospital is a university teaching hospital, as opposed to a community hospital. Just as a comparison, some counties outside the city pay close to what the inner city hospitals do, but other areas don't. When I was interviewing for my current position, I also interviewed at a suburban hospital in another county, and would have taken a $3/hr pay cut! However, let me add that I get WAGE tax taken out of my pay every time. Do any other major metropolitan areas have a wage tax? I would be curious to hear if that's the case in other big cities. And the city officials wonder why people are leaving the city for the suburbs, and why businesses won't have their main office in the city! Go figure!

    Laurie, RN
    Medical CCU
    Im a new grad and starting pay in MA is around $18.-20. for a new grad. With 1 yrs. experience up to $30. in Boston. hope this helps.
  10. by   lisajRN
    WOW!! I really am fortunate. I was making 13.50/hr at an MR/DD facility and I moved to a LTC facility and am working as an MDS Coorindator at $19.00/hr. I live in rural Indiana.
  11. by   sparrow
    I'm a department manager (for infection control/employee health) about 80 miles from Washington DC. I've over 25 years of nursing experience and certification in IC. My salary is $24.70/hr. I am salaried, so no OT or differential and as a manager I do not have a uniform allowance. I know nurses who are new grads, just starting with agencies, making more.
  12. by   snickers
    Hi,
    I"m a Canadian nurse,from British columbia(western Canada)
    Nurses with more than 6 years experience, make 25.98 an hour.A raise is coming April 1..up to26.50 an hour. New grads make20.98 an hour with an April 1 raise up to21.40 (abig whopping42-52 cent an hour raise!!!!(Yipee),.
    We here also get benefits for ourselves and our family...100% medical, dental, long term disability...I suppose if you count your benefits the hourly rate increases. I believe our cost of living is much higher and our tax structure much different.
    Theres many nursing friends who have gone to the U.S. to work and are making nothing but money...(compared to what they made here at home.)

    sj
  13. by   Allison
    I work in ICU in Western Pa, I make 16.00/hr but new hires make 18.79. Now our administration is advertising jobs for 27.00/hr with 1,000.00 sign on bonus but existing employees are not eligible. We are currently seeking to unionize and I believe we will be successful as you can see by the unjust salaries that is just one issue. I also work an agency job for 30.00/hr.

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