Payrange in your area?

  1. Hello everyone,
    I am a new grad and because recruiters seem to keep their salaries a secret, it's been really difficult for me to figure out beginning nurse price ranges.
    So my question is:
    1)What state are you in?
    2)What floor do you work on(med surg, ICU, NICU,ect?)
    3)What's the pay range for new grads in your area?
    4)What is the nurse to patient-ratio?

    Your help is much appreciated! Thank you!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    I'm a nursing home LVN in DFW, Texas and earn $18.50 hourly with less than one year of experience.

    The RNs at my workplace start at $23 per hour.
  4. by   crb613
    KY
    18.50-20.80 base
    Med Surg
    7,8,9 :1
  5. by   Schatzi RN CEN
    NE rural 17.00
  6. by   RNinSoCal
    I am in California (SF Bay area), new grads start at 37 here with pay raises every 6 months!!
  7. by   AfloydRN
    Southwest Michigan. I work Cardiac ICU and New grads right out of school start out around 24.00. I have been a nurse for 11 years and make 32.00. Nurse to patient ratio varies depending on staffing.
  8. by   rnlooking
    Eastern PA. At my hospital NG RN start at about 21-23/hr with M/S ratio approx. 5:1 depending on unit.
  9. by   prinzessdy
    East TN. New grad apprx 17/hr
  10. by   Patience
    I live in alberta canada and as an LPN up here we start at $17.39 going up to approx $21.89,
    And i work on a general medicine unit at out pt to nurse ratio varies between 4:1, to 6 or 7:1 depending on if we're short staffed or not
  11. by   scrubsnhugsRN
    AK
    26.00
    Med/surg

    The cost of living is outrageous, mabye I should move lol.
    The best thing for you to figure out is the cost of living r/t the salary. This will give you a better idea of how much you will get for your buck. There are some sites out there that can help you figure out cost of living, compared to where you are currently. It will also give you an idea of nurse salary range in different states. The monster job site has such a thing.
  12. by   Julie_Bean
    dallas tx
    22.66/hour new grad (adn) icu w/ 4000$ sign on
    3.25 diff 3p-11p / 4.00 diff 11p-7a / 6.00 diff weekends
    ratio is 1-3 pts depending on staffing and condition of the pt.
    Last edit by Julie_Bean on Jan 8, '07
  13. by   mslpn210
    Mississippi
    hospital - post partum
    12.40 base (new grad)
    2.15 night diff

    nursing homes pay more, clinics less.. i make 14.55 night shift new grad , it's my first job and it's at a hospital so i like it
  14. by   styRN
    So my question is:

    1)What state are you in?
    Ontario, Canada

    2)What floor do you work on(med surg, ICU, NICU,ect?)
    320 bed LTC facility as the charge nurse/staff nurse/infection control

    3)What's the pay range for new grads in your area?
    - $29 to start, $35 top rate after 4 years
    - part time get additional 15% in lieu of benefits and vacation pay
    - premiums of $1/hr evening shift, $1.50/hr night, plus $1.25/hr weekends, double time on stats (12 per year)

    4)What is the nurse to patient-ratio?
    - day shift - 3 RNs for 320 patients - 1 RN in charge of building and aslo has 64 patients, other RNs each have 128 patients
    - afternoon shift - 2 RNs for 320 patients - 1 RN in charge and also has 128 patients, other RN has 192 patients
    - night shift - 1 RN for 320 patients

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