Nursing Salary Hall of Shame

  1. Lets look at this salary situation another way, by taking a poll of who is working for the least amount of money, or has been offered the least in recent history. For example, in January, 2003, as an RN,BSN, I was offered $15.35 per hour base at a "large local facility."

    Who can beat that for a sucky offer?
    Last edit by eagleriver on Mar 18, '04
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  2. 69 Comments

  3. by   allsmiles
    :angryfire

    good grief! i am just plain disgusted with even the notion that employers are offering, not to mention, are paying professional rns that kind of crap. by the way, the offer came from florida also.
  4. by   theblondeone
    We're moving to Florida in June so I was looking at job postings. Here was one that got me, (paraphrasing) "We are a hospital that cares for our employees...RN, Florida license, BLS, 2+years experience and PALS and ACLS required, $13.00 an hour". I almost fell on the floor, I made my husband come look at it to be sure I hadn't made a mistake. I make more than that now as a first year LPN in a rural area. Marked that hospital off the list of potentials...lol
  5. by   jewelsg627
    Quote from theblondeone
    "We are a hospital that cares for our employees...RN, Florida license, BLS, 2+years experience and PALS and ACLS required, $13.00 an hour".
    Hmph. I think the kids at *In 'n' Out* make more than that....No, really...I'm serious.

    Pitiful. Shameful. Abhorrent.

    So let me get this straight...A person who spends all their days taking care of people and helping them to *live* gets paid as much as a part-time, burger-flipping, attitude-ridden kid who probably only has their job so they can buy the latest video games?!

    Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?.... :uhoh21:
  6. by   jewelsg627
    We live in one SICK A$$ society. :stone
  7. by   RedSox33RN
    I'm just a student right now, but how discouraging is that???? When you can get more as a HS dropout working at a fast-food restaurant or a supermarket, it is a sad state of affairs. That facility should be ashamed of treating their professionals like that.
  8. by   kathywv
    When I first interviewed down there they told me that they paid in sunshine....Well hey...that don't pay the bills.....
  9. by   flowerchild
    I belong in the nursing salary hall of shame for sure!
    I'm an RN, with 15 years experience, working in, SURPRISE, Florida.
    I work 7-3 and last years W2 showed that I made a whopping $28,400 for the entire year of 2003. I work FT, 5d/w.
    If I did not LOVE my job, I'd be gone. I make less now than I did as a first year RN, less than I have ever made. Before I took this job, I made $58,000/yr. In the same city. I'll be getting a new job soon b/c after 3 years of this salary, I'm broke.
    Do I win????
  10. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from kathywv
    When I first interviewed down there they told me that they paid in sunshine....Well hey...that don't pay the bills.....
    Unless your home is solar powered, of course.

    Those figures are just discouraging. I just hope that's not the norm. Not that I'm looking to get anywhere rich in nursing, but I'd like to be able to eat, pay rent and have a little left over for fun.

    Katherine
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    In WV I'd get paid only 2/3 as an LPN of what i get paid NOW as an Extern/CNA/Tech in VA.
  12. by   CaterpillarGirl
    I remember readingi a post a while back about a hospital (in Florida, I think) that was hiring nursing students for $10/hr, and when they graduated and got their license they would get a whopping $1/hr raise. Yup that would bring the grnad total to... $11/hr.

    so quick math 11 x 40 x 50 = $22,880. I made more than that waiting tables 20 hrs per week last year.

    ridiculous
  13. by   PennyLane
    Geez, I get $11 as a tech, with a differential for nights and weekends. Some hospitals here pay their techs $12 or $13/hour while they're in school.
  14. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from flowerchild
    I belong in the nursing salary hall of shame for sure!
    I'm an RN, with 15 years experience, working in, SURPRISE, Florida.
    I work 7-3 and last years W2 showed that I made a whopping $28,400 for the entire year of 2003. I work FT, 5d/w.
    If I did not LOVE my job, I'd be gone. I make less now than I did as a first year RN, less than I have ever made. Before I took this job, I made $58,000/yr. In the same city. I'll be getting a new job soon b/c after 3 years of this salary, I'm broke.
    Do I win????
    Okay ya'll, we were talking about moving to florida after I graduate...ummmmm...it's looking more and more like a big fat NO!!!!
    wow!

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