RN Salary Survey 2013: Post here!

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    Greetings!

    After reading past informal survey posts on allnurses, I wanted to pose this question for 2013. The intent of this post to to give myself and others a good range of pay for nurses across the US right now based on experience and location. This will be an informal guide for me to start a masters paper on (Subject: area cost of living and nurses salary). Several years ago I believe Houston was voted for best place for a nurse with cost of living adjusted, but I think this might be changing.

    Things to note while reading other's salaries:
    -Generally, high paying locations relate to high cost of living (SF, NYC, etc). The reverse seems to be true as well (lower cost of living=lower pay). 65$/hr may be the norm in San Francisco, but the average 1br apartment is $2800 without parking and a house costs well over $1 million. Please take this into account. We live in a big country and cost of living varies widely (especially housing costs)

    If you post, please state your:

    1. State you work in
    2. Years of experience
    3. Specialty/unit and work setting (clinic, hospital, prison, etc)
    4. Hourly Pay (base rate) or salary
    5. Differentials (if any)
    6. Union?
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  2. 297 Comments...

  3. 1
    I'll start:

    1. MN
    2. 6 years experience
    3. OR in large hospital
    4. 39$ hr on day shift
    5. $1.50 diff for evenings, 2$weekends and unsure on night differentials)
    6. non union.
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    Quote from ItsColduphere
    Greetings!

    If you post, please state your:

    1. State you work in
    2. Years of experience
    3. Specialty/unit and work setting (clinic, hospital, prison, etc)
    4. Hourly Pay (base rate) or salary
    5. Differentials (if any)
    6. Union?
    1. AL
    2. 6.5
    3. Peds med/surg
    4. $21.79
    5. $2/eve $3/night $2/weekend $2/float
    6. What's a union? ;-)

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    1. California

    2. 15 years experience RN NP
    Med/ surg, tele, nurse educator, acute care NP

    3. No differential

    4.39.56/hr

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    Quote from ItsColduphere
    Greetings!

    After reading past informal survey posts on allnurses, I wanted to pose this question for 2013. The intent of this post to to give myself and others a good range of pay for nurses across the US right now based on experience and location. This will be an informal guide for me to start a masters paper on (Subject: area cost of living and nurses salary). Several years ago I believe Houston was voted for best place for a nurse with cost of living adjusted, but I think this might be changing.

    Things to note while reading other's salaries:
    -Generally, high paying locations relate to high cost of living (SF, NYC, etc). The reverse seems to be true as well (lower cost of living=lower pay). 65$/hr may be the norm in San Francisco, but the average 1br apartment is $2800 without parking and a house costs well over $1 million. Please take this into account. We live in a big country and cost of living varies widely (especially housing costs)

    If you post, please state your:

    1. State you work in
    2. Years of experience
    3. Specialty/unit and work setting (clinic, hospital, prison, etc)
    4. Hourly Pay (base rate) or salary
    5. Differentials (if any)
    6. Union?
    1. Indiana
    2. 2 years
    3. ICU
    4. $21.47
    5. 15% nights and 10% weekends
    6. Nope
  7. 0
    1. Arizona
    2. 3 years experience
    3. NICU
    4. $29.99/hr
    5. $5.20/hr flat differential for night shift
    6. No union
  8. 3
    1. State you work in : Nationally, live in Northeast
    2. Years of experience : 40
    3. Specialty/unit and work setting (clinic, hospital, prison, etc) : Legal nursing, case mgmt, life care planning
    4. Hourly Pay (base rate) or salary : varies with task, $125-200/hour
    5. Differentials (if any)
    6. Union? Hell, no. I have no guaranteed hours, no paid vacation time, and no benefits (insurance, retirement acct, etc.) unless I pay for them. So those hourly rates look a lot smaller when prorated over a year.
    MauraRN, prnqday, and MassED like this.
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    1: Western New York
    2: 3 years
    3: ICU
    4: $26.72
    5: 1.00 nights/1.50 weekends
    6: No union
  10. 3
    1. Connecticut

    2. New graduate (BSN)

    3. Ortho/Neuro

    4. $30.90/hr

    5. 12% evenings; 20% nights; +$2/hr weekends

    5. Non-union
    snurse27, chessi89, and MassED like this.
  11. 0
    1. Ohio
    2. 3
    3. PCU
    4. Hourly pay: 24.40
    5. Nightshift diff = 5.00/hour, Weekend diff = 3.00/hour
    6. Union? Nope


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