In our last contract negotiations, with the help of our union, we established a starting salary of $55,188 for a new grad ADN at my hospital. At the moment, each year of total RN experience adds about $1,000/yr up to 25 yrs. Staff RNs with more than 25 yrs experience in nursing receive the 25 yr salary and an additional $1,000 bonus. Salaries increase with each year of the contract, so whatever the 25 yr salary is for a given year, the salary of an ADN with more than that amount of experience will be $1,000 above it. We do not allow a merit raise system.
Differentials of a $1,500 - $2,500/yr each are paid for BA/BS/BSN, MA/MS/MSN, Phd, specialty certification, etc. Eve/night shift differential is $5,000/yr. Charge RN differential is $3,000/yr. All expected to increase with the next contract.
Using your example to compare, a new grad ADN at my hospital would be paid a starting salary of $55,188. An RN with 13 yrs experience (total nursing experience whether or not it was at my hospital), working the same shift as that new grad, & having the same ADN degree, would be paid a base salary of $67,538, not including differentials.
Differentials would be added to that depending on additional degrees, certifications, shift, etc.
If the RN with 13 yrs experience & ADN degree was the charge nurse, she would be paid $70,849/yr - not including other differentials.