RN hourly salary in Illinois - page 2

hey guys, I've been an RN for about 7 months now in California. I work at Cedars Sinai who pays really well. ive had an idea of moving to Illinois cause I have alot of cousins over there. i just... Read More

  1. by   lvaliav
    Well my mom is an RN and she said she is making 36 or so per hour. I know its in the 30s, I will ask her when she gets home but she has been an RN since the late 70's, early 80s. A long time.
  2. by   chicagochicklett
    Quote from bleu_3
    I'm a new grad. My base pay is $26/hr plus shift dif. I live and work in the city.
    Bleu_3 --- where do you work in the city? I'm currently a student at Rush and have been very curious about pay for new grads in chicago hospitals.
  3. by   djk727
    Southern IL, $18.00/Hr. nights in Med/Surg. Nursing home- $16.00/Hr. Charge nurse, up to 60 patients with 3 CNA's.
    There are numerous posted ads for RN's. In the 60 or so applications that I have submitted, I've only had 2 interviews. Been looking for 6 months.
  4. by   vivacious1healer
    I work at a downtown Chicago teaching hospital making $31/hour base, $5 differential for nites, and another $2/for weekends. This is with over 7 years of experience. Our hospital is one of the lowering paying hospitals, and i was told new grads $25-26/hr to start.
    Our ratio on day shift 1RN to 4-5 patients; nite shift 1RN to 5-6 patients. All rooms are private, each has their own computer for documentation of meds/assessment, and its a beautiful facility.
  5. by   djheater
    My wife just graduated C.O.D (college of dupage) ASN program she already has a Biology B.S. she was hired right away to St Anthony hospital in the city. $24 base $3.50 night diff. $4 wknd diff.
    She was hired as a new grad to a labor and delivery position and is very happy for it.

    I've posted because I've been cruising this forum looking for this type of info and anted to give back. Thanks all...
  6. by   bleu_3
    I work at Resurrection Medical Center.
  7. by   unreallly

    I was just hired (new grad) in the Chicagoland area and my starting pay is $26.50. It's pretty good compared to some hospitals ranging from $24.50 to $27.40

    Good Luck Everyone!
  8. by   terrjade04
    I am about to graduate with an ADN in northwest Illinois. The small, local hospitals here offer about $18-20/hr for new grads, which doesn't seem like much when the factories offer that or more for entry-level pay (for jobs with no degree requirement). I have heard that rates can be as high as $29 starting base pay in Rockford or the suburbs outside Chicago, plus differential for nights and weekends. I don't really want to commute, but having massive student loans from a BS in biology, and now an ADN, I feel like I need higher pay to justify spending all that money to get my ADN, and to make my huge student loan payments. Plus, the hospitals around here are only hiring part-time right now. It is a little depressing, considering the debt and lack of income I have had for the last few years, to know I won't be making much more than a factory worker with no degree. I know factory work can be hard, but so can nursing!
  9. by   NICU_babyRN
    Starting pay at a dtwn hospital I think is 26.50 for a new grad. After 3yrs I make 31 (started at 24.50) but it's not going up much from there. The benifits at this particular hospital are mediocre.
  10. by   Ashrn1
    I just moved to the same area in the west suburbs in IL a couple of months ago and was hired as a NCII at a hospital here. They started me at $27.50/hr plus $3.00 shift diff and $2.00 weekend diff. Hope this helps!
  11. by   winnieander
    Hi everyone

    Can someone give me an update on the salary for new grads in Chicago? Based on what I've read so far, I'm guessing it ranges from $26-$28? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
  12. by   KellyLynnRN
    Just got hired as an RN in the suburbs of Chicago at 26/hour+benefits. Hope this helps!
  13. by   Naaster
    I'm starting to think our hospital in very Southern Illinois is jerking our chain with the pay rate we have! Starting out in ER you make the same as in ANY other department. New grads make less than 16 bucks an hour. I've been there for 8 years as an RN and am just now making 26 bucks an hour. Base pay is calculated by that 15.??/hr plus so much for every year of experience.