Pay rate poll

  1. [font=franklin gothic medium]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. thanks.
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  2. Poll: What is your pay range per hour?

    • $12-15/hr. or equiv. in salary

      5.94% 6
    • $15-$18/hr. or equiv. in salary

      11.88% 12
    • $18-$21/hr. or equiv. in salary

      20.79% 21
    • $21-$24/hr. or equiv. in salary

      16.83% 17
    • $24-27/hr. or equiv. in salary

      16.83% 17
    • $27-30/hr. or equiv. in salary

      12.87% 13
    • $30-$33/hr. or equiv. in salary

      3.96% 4
    • More than $33/hr. or equiv. in salary

      10.89% 11
    101 Votes
  3. 30 Comments

  4. by   pedineuronurse
    i didn't include my differential in my vote. i voted for my base pay.
  5. by   gizelda196
    I also did my base pay.
  6. by   NursesRmofun
    These polls are not set up so that we can have specific questions in one poll to differentiate between nurses on different shifts, nurses with experience -vs- newer grads, etc. It would take separate polls to do that. But thanks for mentioning that you were taking credit for your base pay only.
    It seems, so far, that the average base pay is around $45,000-47,000/year- approximately. I think that does represent the averages on the salary websites.
  7. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    In some communities, the lowest bracket may not be low enough.
  8. by   Shed13911
    I just got my 3% raise after my first year. My base is now $19.23/hr. I do pedi phone triage in Tx.
  9. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from Betty_SPN_KS
    In some communities, the lowest bracket may not be low enough.
    OUCH! Sorry to hear that!
  10. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from Shed13911
    I just got my 3% raise after my first year. My base is now $19.23/hr. I do pedi phone triage in Tx.
    Well, a raise is always good...and 3% seems to be the average raise.
  11. by   Crazy Mama
    Appears that the pay scale for nurses is to low. I have been a nurse for 10 yrs. I work in a psych unit in TX. I started out in Tele, > Home health> ortho/med surg. then to the present. My salary when i passed my boards was $17 per hour, now I make 20.19 and that was just recently. My friend across town makes $42 per hour. She works in a new cardiology hospital in the day surgery area. Recently I was asked to become the nurse manger of our unit. I guoted a wage of 32 per hour at first. Then I told them 30 per hour. This would be on salary. Because I make 20.19, they thought that was too much and would only allow a 6% raise. They were not basing it on the job. They then went to 28.50. I turned it down. At the present time I am on the baylor program, I work 32 for 40. They are trying to do away w/ it, and they have in the rest of the hospital, but the doctors in the psych dept went to bat for us and we have it with the current peo. if we leave we are unable to return to the prog.
  12. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from Crazy Mama
    Appears that the pay scale for nurses is to low. I have been a nurse for 10 yrs. I work in a psych unit in TX. I started out in Tele, > Home health> ortho/med surg. then to the present. My salary when i passed my boards was $17 per hour, now I make 20.19 and that was just recently. My friend across town makes $42 per hour. She works in a new cardiology hospital in the day surgery area. Recently I was asked to become the nurse manger of our unit. I guoted a wage of 32 per hour at first. Then I told them 30 per hour. This would be on salary. Because I make 20.19, they thought that was too much and would only allow a 6% raise. They were not basing it on the job. They then went to 28.50. I turned it down. At the present time I am on the baylor program, I work 32 for 40. They are trying to do away w/ it, and they have in the rest of the hospital, but the doctors in the psych dept went to bat for us and we have it with the current peo. if we leave we are unable to return to the prog.
    I have learned that you have to ask for more when you are taking a salaried position. I learned the hard way. I didn't ask for enough and wound up being resentful for putting in so many hrs.
    Baylor is a nice program if you don't mind working weekends!
  13. by   nurseiam
    My base in WA is $25.45 on Step 5 of 18. Night shift is $4, RNC is $1 and I do Charge alot @ $2.
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    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
  15. by   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.

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