Starting Salaries For New Grads - page 2

Just wondering how the starting salaries compare for new grads around the countries....if you know what yours are, could you post them please? I am thinking of relocating and am wondering if I can... Read More

  1. by   vettech
    Originally posted by bklynborn
    Washington State here, $21.07 to start and I don't know about the differentials sorry
    After grad, I'm considering Eastern Washington (Spokane) area. Do you know if salaries are comparable there to where you are?
  2. by   bklynborn
    sorry but i think it's less..........at least i know that all the nac's i know that came from there said the pay is less...............
  3. by   RN2B~MAY4ME
    does anyone know the salary range for the South Carolina shore line....for example Myrtle Beach????
  4. by   bewbew
    Gee, I wish I lived in Connecticut!!
  5. by   Bevi
    I am in Southern CT and the salaries are as follows

    NEW GRAD BASE RATE = $22-24/hr
    SIGN ON BONUS = $6,000-$10,000

    DIFFERENTIAL = Eves $2-$3
    Night $3-$4.85
    W/E $2-$4.50

    Retention Bonuses = approximately $5000./year
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    Wow RN 2 B....... Nice.......
    I live in Southern Ct...... nice to know it'll be good for me when i graduate and get out ther looking for a job....Are these rates in general? one particular hospital?
    Happy Easter All!
    Bevi
  6. by   vettech
    Originally posted by bklynborn
    sorry but i think it's less..........at least i know that all the nac's i know that came from there said the pay is less...............
    Out of curriosity, I looked it up on Salary.com and compared the median salary they listed for both areas (although the closest I could get to Blaine, WA was Bellingham) to the cost of living index for both areas and found you'd make more actual dollars in Spokane. Median RN salary for Bellingham is $46,704 with a CoL Index of 110.3 (national average = 100), Spokane's median RN salary is $44,265 but the CoL Index is only 97.3 so you'd make a bit over $3500 more per year in theory.

    I should have remembered to try that before I asked and a reminder that dollars isn't everything. Just ask the folks in the Bay Area!
  7. by   love4neos
    I graduated 2 years ago, and base pay in KC was 16.50 I know last year 1 hospital chain went up to 17.50 with 4.00 night/wknd diff. (which was the highest pay for new grad at that time 2002)The cost of living is fairly low in KC, and there are a lot of hospitals including a children's hospital (pay is the worst there), to choose from.
  8. by   PennyLane
    I spoke to a nurse who works at Johns Hopkins here in Baltimore. She said their new grad salaries are up to $49,500. But I'm not sure how that works out--if there's overtime/weekends factored into that figure. Sounds pretty good to me, though.
  9. by   EmeraldNYL
    Originally posted by Mel D
    I spoke to a nurse who works at Johns Hopkins here in Baltimore. She said their new grad salaries are up to $49,500. But I'm not sure how that works out--if there's overtime/weekends factored into that figure. Sounds pretty good to me, though.
    Mel, that salary is quite feasible on night shift. Around Philly new grads are starting at $22-25/hr with about $2-3 extra an hour for night shift, plus many places pay a little more on the weekends. I can't wait to have a paycheck!!!
  10. by   susanmary
    Congratulations RN2BE -- you are almost through. What kind of unit willl you be working on? Are you taking NCLEX before/after starting?

    Sue
  11. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by RN2B~MAY4ME
    Just wondering how the starting salaries compare for new grads around the countries....if you know what yours are, could you post them please? I am thinking of relocating and am wondering if I can afford it ....also let me know what the cost of living is like in your area....

    I am in Southern CT and the salaries are as follows

    NEW GRAD BASE RATE = $22-24/hr
    SIGN ON BONUS = $6,000-$10,000

    DIFFERENTIAL = Eves $2-$3
    Night $3-$4.85
    W/E $2-$4.50

    Retention Bonuses = approximately $5000./year
    WHERE? I'm curious what facilities are paying those kind of sign on bonuses and retention bonuses. Good for you -- get all the money you can. But in the end, go to the unit where you will get the most support, best orientation, and best staffing that you can. The salaries may entice you ... but the working conditions will most likely determine if you stay or move on. Best of luck.
    Sue
  12. by   Katnip
    49K a year working nights and weekends is feasible. I originally misread the post but hopefully caught it in time before my first answer was seen. In the Baltimore area, day time salaries run $20-22 an hour, so that comes roughly 37K-46K a year for day times. Add in shift differentials and weekends and it could easily go to 49K. Hopkins, btw is not known for particularly high nursing salaries. Most hospitals in the area are pretty competitive.
    Last edit by Katnip on Apr 21, '03
  13. by   jessjoy
    I'm from Wisconsin. I'll be starting at 20.25 plus 2.00 for second shift and another two dollars for weekends. So weekdays I'll make 22.25 and weekends I'll make 24.25

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