RN hourly salary in Illinois - page 3

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. Visit  KellyLynnRN profile page
    Wow-I never worked as a CNA, but I know many of friends who did and made almost 14/hour doing that. I know for sure you would be making much more closer to Chicago, but then again, the cost of living is much higher here also. Something to consider though if you're willing to make the move.
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  3. Visit  romie profile page
    One of my colleagues is a new grad and making 24.50@ one hospital and 26.40 at another in Chicago. 24-27 seems to be the going rate for Chicago. Remember that most new grads are having a hard time finding jobs and are just glad to have a hospital job.
    netglow and winnieander like this.
  4. Visit  winnieander profile page
    Thanks for the update romie. I thought the new grad hourly rate would be a lot higher in Chicago considering the higher living expenses. Perhaps I'll hold off on moving there after graduation.... ugh.
  5. Visit  Aurora52 profile page
    Why are new grads having a hard time finding jobs?
  6. Visit  netglow profile page
    Because there is no nursing shortage. There are thousands of nurses who cannot find employment in Illinois, and across the country. Mostly new nurses but experienced ones as well.
  7. Visit  dudette10 profile page
    I had two job offers as a new grad. The base was $26 for both facilities in Chicago, but they had different shift differentials.
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  8. Visit  NICU<3RN profile page
    I am $27 as a new grad RN, registry.
  9. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
    Quote from Aurora52
    Why are new grads having a hard time finding jobs?

    We recently emerged from a very deep recession.

    Healthcare is not immune to the same hiring jitters that affects every other industry.

    Preceptor/internships, training new grads is much more expensive than hiring a skilled and experienced nurse
  10. Visit  nadrian85 profile page
    Hey I know everyone is worried about finding jobs after school but, every year people also retire. Just dont give up fighting what you have all worked so hard for. I know I wont!!!
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  11. Visit  TeleMeMore profile page
    Cedars Sinai? Lets trade places!!!
  12. Visit  ad1028 profile page
    I work in Chicago and new hires usually start off at 26/hr. This can change depending on the hospital, but most range from 24-28/hr. Hope this helps
  13. Visit  rjosborn profile page
    It really depends on your experience and the amount you ask for.
    At my hospital, starting nurses usually make $26/hr after their 90-day probation period. I started at $28/hr because I came in with experience.
  14. Visit  loubet profile page
    Unrelated question, I guess, but I'm wondering if any of you newly hired nurses had to have a hair follicle pre-employment drug screening? I'm just a liiiiiitle worried about how far back that testing goes. Thanks.

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