I got my first job!!! But I am worried...

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    Hi everyone. I am a new nursing grad, and I feel very lucky to be accepted for a job at a home healthcare company only days after passing NCLEX. The company is located in Southern California and it has won the Healthcare Elite Top Agency award.

    While I can see myself working there, I feel like I donít have enough information to make the two year commitment they wanted.
    The 1st 3 months, I will be paid $30,000 a year. Then if things go well, the 4th month onwards, the pay increases to $40,000 a year.

    I would really appreciate any comment anyone has about my situation. Furthermore, what questions should I ask the company before I make the commitment?

    Thanks in advance for any responses!

    Lina
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    Is this for full time? How long will you be making $40,000, when you should be making 60,000?
    LaRN, joanna73, Marshall1, and 3 others like this.
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    Hi Lina:

    What do RN's with no experience make, on average, in Southern California?

    What type of benefits would you receive?

    What's the dollar value of those benefits?

    Thank you.
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    That seems low, especially for California, but I hear it's hard for new grads to get jobs there, so you might have to take what you can get.
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    That seems very low. I'm in LA area and just got a job in home health as a new grad as well. I will be getting paid per visit ranging from 45$-100$. I can take on 3-5 patients a day. Are they covering your mileage cost? Any benefits?
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    That doesnt seem the norm. Either pay per visit, hourly or salary. Be cautious.
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    Yes, it is full time.
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    Quote from pmabraham
    Hi Lina:

    What do RN's with no experience make, on average, in Southern California?

    What type of benefits would you receive?

    What's the dollar value of those benefits?

    Thank you.
    I would say around $25-30/hr for new grad, but it all depends.
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    Quote from VeronikaRN
    That seems very low. I'm in LA area and just got a job in home health as a new grad as well. I will be getting paid per visit ranging from 45$-100$. I can take on 3-5 patients a day. Are they covering your mileage cost? Any benefits?
    I need to talk to them about the benefits. BTW, your job seems great! Congrats!
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    Thanks! I got lucky :-) hopefully your employer at least provides good benefits because with that pay it would be hard to buy your own insurance


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