LTC Salary for new grad RN - page 2

by Manang Biday 37,332 Views | 56 Comments

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this thread. But I need help on tips to negotiate or talk about compensation in a LTC facility. I am a new grad and I have a meeting with a Director of Nursing next week. I was... Read More


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    Well, all I can say is that the pay has improved for both RNs and LPNs. When I first started nursing as an RN, I made $4.50 an hour, but that was in 1969! Today, in LTC here in the Chicago area, LPNs are making anywhere from $18.00 to $22.00 per hour. If I were you, ask for about $20.00 per hour. It is a good place to start. Good Luck!
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    Keywords. New Grad and STARTING pay! you gotta work your way up, negotiating starting pay as a new RN in this economy is probably not the best idea. Nurses are getting laid off left and right, The DON most likely will not think twice and say "Yea right! I have people breaking the doors down to have a job right now". Pay raises will come. ( I thought the same thing when i started my new job as a Rn in LTC 2 months ago) my mother said ( a nurse of 28 years on Mother Baby) " Patience is a virtue" Its tought though, just starting out, you think after graduation you are going to get hired in the job you want at a hospital and then suddenly they are not hiring, let alone new grads, take the job and use your skills as a nurse, everything else will eventually fall in to place!

    Goodluck!!!
    mommalumps, nurse441, and BeeBeeRN like this.
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    I just started as a new grad in Colorado and the pay is $26/hr base pay and $27/hr for nights. I have heard of other new grads at other facilities getting $30/hr.
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    My first RN job in a medi spa I started at $27. Just got offered a position at a subacute/rehab/LTC facility and starting pay with no experience is $32.
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    Quote from Snoopy54321
    I will try looking for RN job at snf facility around los angeles area.
    is it hard getting a job at snf? I will cry if I only get $20/hour,
    considering the pain and sleepless night I go through with my
    RN license. But some people get $ 8.00/hour???? It is not
    right treating a nurse.

    snoopy_nurse
    $8.00/ hr people are talking about 20 - 30 years ago.
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    I would not work as an RN for $8.00 an hour...I made $10.50 an hour plus tips making coffee...
    WanderingSagehen and yalienne like this.
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    The $8/hour was quoted, I believe, from someone who started YEARS ago. No licensed person works for that these days. I, and, yes, I guess I'm on the other side of young, started at $8/hr at the highest paying nursing home there was in 1982. When I moved to the hospital and was making $10.62/hr I thought I was bucks up.
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    I work at a competitively-paying nursing home in a large city in North Central Texas where new grad RNs are started at $30 hourly. Most nursing homes in the city where I live will offer a new RN a starting pay rate of $25 to $27 hourly.
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    I just took a job as a new grad on the subacute floor of a subacute/rehab/LTC in AZ. I get $28/hr during orientation, then $29/hr after that, with a $3 shift differential for working 2nd shift.
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    A rehab facility here in AZ was recently advertising for an RN with pay of $24-26/hr.


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