Pay rate poll - page 2

hi. i know there are websites with pay rate averages, etc., but i just wanted to see if the average rates are as the sites claim or if they are changing, etc. if you like, please take the poll.... Read More

  1. by   cabbage patch rn
    I work PRN, no benefits and my base is $21/hr plus shift diff.
  2. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from TweetiePieRN
    I just graduated from RN school and will be making more than $33/hr. The senior nurses make upwards of $45/hr and more.
    From what I have heard, California has a very high cost of living. Glad you are making some money and will increase over time to pay those bills! I empathize...NY is pretty high re: cost of living too!
  3. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from spacenurse
    for the education, technical skill, responsibility, physical and mental work, risks, and emotional involvement these pay rates are not too high.

    http://cna.igc.org/cna101/top5-1.htm
    i can agree with some of the figures presented on the page. i don't always see people getting much, if anything, for per diem. the employers sometimes say the benefit is not the $$ but the self-scheduling. there is a gimick sometimes. however, some places do pay more for per diem. i have not been paid double time for ot except on one christmas eve or around a holiday a while back. wish i was paid double time more now that i make the money per hr. i do! is that a projection of what nurses should be paid or could be paid? i see: it is what kind of benefits have been won with negotiation. maybe it's too early in the morning to be reading this. i am skimming and confused. lol.
    Last edit by NursesRmofun on Jun 11, '04 : Reason: I am so confused! LOL
  4. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from NursesRmofun
    From what I have heard, California has a very high cost of living. Glad you are making some money and will increase over time to pay those bills! I empathize...NY is pretty high re: cost of living too!
    In some parts, yes, like the bay area. I live in an area where that is not the case. Our 1 bed apt is about 750/month. The same apt in the bay area would be about double that. But, bay area nurses are not getting paid double.
  5. by   cabbage patch rn
    Yowza! To me that's a lot. Where I live, a 1 bedroom apt wouldn't run you more than $350/month, and that would be a pretty nice place. The average 3 BR home here costs anywhere from 80K-150K. I would say that pretty well illustrates the cost of living issue.
  6. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from TweetiePieRN
    In some parts, yes, like the bay area. I live in an area where that is not the case. Our 1 bed apt is about 750/month. The same apt in the bay area would be about double that. But, bay area nurses are not getting paid double.
    Right....I think you or someone else told me this before. I guess there are more reasonable areas. Here in NY, a couple hrs. above NYC is more reasonable.
  7. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from cabbage patch rn
    Yowza! To me that's a lot. Where I live, a 1 bedroom apt wouldn't run you more than $350/month, and that would be a pretty nice place. The average 3 BR home here costs anywhere from 80K-150K. I would say that pretty well illustrates the cost of living issue.
    I saw that TN has a much lower cost of housing! I had looked at houses at RE sites online.
  8. by   Marty LPN
    Hello everyone. As a LPN in a acute care hospital located in CNY state , my base salary is $20.00 per hour with a $5.00 shift differential for working permanent nights. so this equals $25.00 per hour. I work in a critical care area.
    Average salary increase per year is 3.5% of base salary.
  9. by   EvelynRN-BSN
    I start at $22/hr in September as a new grad.
  10. by   jannecdote
    I am an LVN working in a extended care hospital--average stay 3 months. Since I work the weekend plan, I get $8 extra an hour plus the $3 an hour shift diff and with my 15% extra pay for not taking any benefits from the hospital, I average $32 an hour, give or take a few cents. I've heard that the RN's here are making almost $50 an hour. I can't verify that though because they don't discuss their pay and there's no way in hezzelle that I would even ask them. This is the best paying job as an LVN I've ever had and even though I live in a large metroplex, I can live comfortably on that.
  11. by   MFlash
    What is an LVN?



    Quote from jannecdote
    I am an LVN working in a extended care hospital--average stay 3 months. Since I work the weekend plan, I get $8 extra an hour plus the $3 an hour shift diff and with my 15% extra pay for not taking any benefits from the hospital, I average $32 an hour, give or take a few cents. I've heard that the RN's here are making almost $50 an hour. I can't verify that though because they don't discuss their pay and there's no way in hezzelle that I would even ask them. This is the best paying job as an LVN I've ever had and even though I live in a large metroplex, I can live comfortably on that.
  12. by   LuvMyFireman
    I make only $24 an hour, and I've been a nurse in the same hospital for 5 years.
  13. by   Crazy Mama
    Sometimes I feel as if I'm at the wrong hospital. I currently make 28.50 an hour. I get no OT since I am salary. I figured that I make less in this current position (Nurse Mgr. ) than I did on the floor. At least there I received the differincial. Now I just work 24/7. If I'm not at work I'm on the phone. And, its my cell. I'm seriously thinking about travel nursing. My husband and I are 5 years from retiring and we would like to travel.

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