best paid state for nursing
- 0Jan 7, '04 by bashybest paid state for nursing
I am a new grad. I have a list of states that I am considering going to, but I need to find out what the salary ranges are especially for a new grad. I have Hawaii, maryland, newyork, georgia, california and nevada on my mind so far. Is there somewhere that ranks states according to salary for nursing and standard of living. I would like to do a comparison.
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- 0Jul 9, '04 by nsFAMUI just read your post and www.salary.com had the info that you want. You can be even more specific and compare by cities and the national average for all jobs including some nursing specialities. There is also a cost of living calculator so that you won't make the mistake of accepting the place with the highest pay but also the highest cost of living. Travel nursing does sound good, but since you're a new grad you need a good orientation program first.
- 3Jul 9, '04 by suzanne4Quote from lyv33From your post, it sounds like being a travel nurse would suit you. Have you ever considered doing that?
Travel nurse for a new grad: no way, they surely should get their head examined. You are expected to be able to function without any orientation, just jump in and function.
- 0Jul 12, '04 by jeslQuote from chris_at_lucasHow do you get to know what states are income tax free? Can you tell me which states are compact states? I have been traveling for 4 yrs and would like to go to Hawaii sometime. $80,000 sure would help my finaces!!!!And some states do not have income tax. Texas and Nevada are two.
You could google to find the others.
I did get an email from a recruiting agency. They were offering about $80,000 for travelers.Last edit by jesl on Jul 12, '04 : Reason: Additional comment.
- 0Jul 14, '04 by chris_at_lucas_RNQuote from jeslI just googled for the info in a moment of pique when I thought I might like to dump my current situation in favor of a geographic cure.....How do you get to know what states are income tax free?
Seven states have no state income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. Two others, New Hampshire and Tennessee, tax only dividend and interest income. This came from http://www.govspot.com/know/incometax.htm
Quote from jeslHere's a site with a list and a map. Right now, the states areCan you tell me which states are compact states?