RN hourly salary in Illinois

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    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 wanna kno (they live around the glendale heights region) how much an RN makes, caue i figure if I get promoted to CNII, then I woulld leave. I would have my experience to be hired as a CNII someone else in Illinois. How much does an RN make hourly in Illinois and and what is the patient ratio there? hope you guys can help me out.

    Kris
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    Although I'm not a nurse I do have chemistry classes with a few LPN's and my friend is an LPN as well. I have been told that the:

    1. 2nd yr. LPN in the nursing home makes 22.00 per hour working doubles (65K to date)

    2. 3rd yr. LPN in hospice makes 25-28 per hour

    3. 4-5th yr. LPN in nursing home AND private care makes about 6000 per month (yes, with plenty of doubles).

    As you can see, hourly salary varies and annual salary depends on doubles as well. Now, this IS what I was told. I hope this helps. Best wishes.
    Last edit by teacher08 on Dec 7, '08 : Reason: double quote
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    thx for the help

    ..but how much does an RN make? cause im an RN lol

    thank you though for the help.
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    Waitingformyresults,

    LOL as well. :lol_hitti It was late. I apologize. Well, the nursing home LPN in my class mother (retired) and seven aunts are RNs'. I"ll ask her about their hourly salaries. Enjoy your day.
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    I can tell you that new grad salaries are in the 24-26 an hour range, with 26 being pretty rare (base pay, not including differentials). I went to salarywizard.com and compared the average RN wage in IL to the average RN wage in WA, CA, OR, and the results were very disappointing. My general sense is that RN's don't get paid very well in IL, and if you live in Chicago, you have to deal with a high cost of living. The average RN in Seattle makes more than the average RN in Chicago and the cost of living and quality of life are veeerry different.

    As I alluded to, I don't know what experienced RN's make, but the entry level base pay and national average comparisons might help you evaluate the compensation for RNs in IL.
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    I'm a new grad. My base pay is $26/hr plus shift dif. I live and work in the city.
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    My current salary as a new grad at weiss hopsital is 26.53 base with a 2.00 pm differential and another 2.00 differential for working weekends. Pretty shameful when you compare to the pay of other city and compare the cost of living. I live and work in the city. I have no transportation cost (no car, no CTA). Compare that to a friend who has an ADN and started at 30 an hour in rural OR. I'm trying to tell you people, they don't pay RN's enough in chicago, the IL RN Association is weak and the AMA is too strong in IL, plus the market is saturated, so you have new grads willing to accept any pay for the experience. So sad, when you compare us to second and third tier cities.
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    Quote from romie
    My current salary as a new grad at weiss hopsital is 26.53 base with a 2.00 pm differential and another 2.00 differential for working weekends. Pretty shameful when you compare to the pay of other city and compare the cost of living. I live and work in the city. I have no transportation cost (no car, no CTA). Compare that to a friend who has an ADN and started at 30 an hour in rural OR. I'm trying to tell you people, they don't pay RN's enough in chicago, the IL RN Association is weak and the AMA is too strong in IL, plus the market is saturated, so you have new grads willing to accept any pay for the experience. So sad, when you compare us to second and third tier cities.
    Stick with it. Registry programs are pretty strong at the moment at A LOT of hospitals. Upper 40s to even 50s/hr, ICU, and of course shift dependant. Before I left to go into anesthesia program, any overtime came out to time and a half or 69/hr.
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    Don't discount the rest of IL. I live in central IL and the starting rate is right about $21/new grad RN. And...the cost of living is MUCH cheaper.
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    I work at a major medical center in the burbs and I earn about $30/hr. I have been an RN for about three years.

    I know registry positions pay better but we have to remember they do not offer any benefits. And now certain hospitals are trying not use registry RNs as much because of recent budget cuts due to the economy.

    In a nutshell, you would earn a lot more in CA, but the cost of living is also cheaper in IL, more so in the bubs than the city though.

    Hope that helps!
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