Question about pay!?

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    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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    Quote from ashley0511
    ...what most nurses make after taxes?...
    Definitely not enough.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    My paycheck is also spent on payroll deduct lunches and giftshop snacks. Trust me, they add up.
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    My net pay is about 66% of my gross.
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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!
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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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