Question about pay!?

  1. 0 Just out of curiosity ...what is the typical paycheck of an RN. starting wage around here is $25-30 per hour, I'm curious what most nurses make after taxes?
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  3. Visit  ashley0511 profile page

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    Joined Feb '13; Posts: 7; Likes: 2.


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  4. Visit  Boog'sCRRN246 profile page
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    ...what most nurses make after taxes?...
    Definitely not enough.
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  5. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Quote from ashley0511
    Just out of curiosity ...what is the typical paycheck of an RN. starting wage around here is $25-30 per hour, I'm curious what most nurses make after taxes?
    This depends on a lot of factors like location, actual hourly wage, shift differentials, and state/local taxes.
  6. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Tax status of single & no dependents, I usually estimate about one-fourth as deduction in payroll. That's just a VERY rough guesstimate.
  7. Visit  ashley0511 profile page
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    Yea I understand that but was just wondering what a typical paycheck looks like and what hourly wage? Just bc I'm nosey

    I'm hoping to be accepted into my local nursing school in the fall.
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    It depends on several factors. . .

    1. Federal taxes
    2. State taxes (if you live in a state that taxes peoples' incomes)
    3. City and local taxes, if applicable
    4. Health insurance. . .some people receive medical, dental, and vision at no cost to them, whereas others pay $1,000 or more per month for the same type of insurance
    5. 401k contributions. . .some people contribute 10 percent or more of their pretax income to 401k accounts
    6. Short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance
    7. Shift differentials. . .many healthcare companies pay shift differentials to employees who work the 'off' shifts (evenings, nights, weekends)

    Pay varies by region and cost of living. Newer RNs could be paid more than $50 hourly in the San Francisco Bay area, or less than $20 hourly in Oklahoma City.
  9. Visit  Ivana RN-BC profile page
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    My paycheck is also spent on payroll deduct lunches and giftshop snacks. Trust me, they add up.
  10. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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    My net pay is about 66% of my gross.
  11. Visit  ashley0511 profile page
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    Thank you! The percentage is just what I'm looking for ! Its terrible how much pay is taken from nurses, sheesh!
  12. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    It's not just nurses If you like having police, fire, road maintenance, building code enforcement, public education, Social Security, and a whole lotta other stuff that you get for being a citizen (not to mention our societal responsibilities towards more vulnerable members of our country), you pay taxes. Pretty much every working person does. Be grateful you can be one of us.
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  13. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from ashley0511
    Thank you! The percentage is just what I'm looking for ! Its terrible how much pay is taken from nurses, sheesh!
    The amount of pay that is taken from you is based on your income level, not your profession. I pay more in taxes than the guy who pumps my gas because I make more money than him. The CEO of my organization pays more taxes than I do for the same reason.

    As others have said, there are MANY factors that affect one's net pay. Cost of benefits, W4 exemptions, etc. My hourly wage is technically less at my current job than it was at my last job but my net pay is the same or more because now I pay less for benefits and my mileage reimbursement more or less covers the cost of them and I'm claiming my W4 exemptions.
  14. Visit  tswim profile page
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    paycheckcity.com -- click 'Hourly Paycheck Calculator'

    You can enter your location, hourly rate, hours worked per week/s, and even deductions to get an estimate.

    e.g. at $25/hr in TX (no state income tax) for 72 hrs per 2 week pay period --> ~$1390

    Remember this does not include benefits: medical/dental, retirement savings, etc.


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