Salaries in Illinois

  1. Anyone want to share what salaries are in IL? Please if you can list your job title, the general location in IL, type of facility (hospital, doctors office, etc), department, and what (if any) shift differentials you have that would be great.

    I am particualarly interested in starting salaries in the Chicago suburbs.

    Is there a difference in salary for ADN's and BSN's where you work?

    If you received a sign on bonus or tuition reimbursement, please let us know! Thanks for your help!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   TracyB,RN
    23hr plus 3.00 shift diff: 4.50 weekend diff, south suburbs, hospital
    Tuition reimbursement, but no sign on bonus. Not sure if there is a difference in pay for ADN vs. BSN.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Downstate Illinois - case manager - $50K - salaried - for staff RNs there is a $1/evening and $2/night differential - no weekend diff, sign-on bonus of $5K for experienced RNs. Tuition reimbursement $3500/year and $5600/year loan repayment.
  5. by   QTRN74
    Skokie, $26, ER ($2 shift diff) and tuition reimbursment only if you are fulltime
  6. by   USA987
    40 minutes north of the city...new grad...$21.15 + $3 pm shift diff...only get an extra $1.50 for weekends

    No sign on bonus...if you are an ADN working full-time...they will pay for your BSN thru an on-site program....
  7. by   CollieRN13
    Okay, so a classmate's sister who works in Chicago and graduated from school a year ago told me she started out at about $22/hour, but for some reason, I couldn't believe until I heard it from more people. So a new grad can really expect to start around $21/hr in Chicago? Wow...I work at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in STL and new grads on a med-surg floor start at around $16.50/hr. My husband and I are moving back to the area (I grew up in NW subs) after graduation, and I was getting discouraged about pay because I didn't realize it was higher up there. One question...does a new grad get paid differently depending on the type of nursing, like med-surg vs. ICU nursing? I am playing phone tag with a recruiter from Lutheran General, I am very interested in their Children's Hospital (anyone have any comments?). If nurses are making $20+ an hour in Chicago, it validates the whole idea of the time and money put into college for four years, you know? I just get nervous about starting pay because we are starting out new in Chicago, buying a house, new car, etc., just getting ancy about finances.


    The magic number is 40!! (As in the days I have left until graduation!!!)
  8. by   angel337
    Quote from CollieRose13
    Okay, so a classmate's sister who works in Chicago and graduated from school a year ago told me she started out at about $22/hour, but for some reason, I couldn't believe until I heard it from more people. So a new grad can really expect to start around $21/hr in Chicago? Wow...I work at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in STL and new grads on a med-surg floor start at around $16.50/hr. My husband and I are moving back to the area (I grew up in NW subs) after graduation, and I was getting discouraged about pay because I didn't realize it was higher up there. One question...does a new grad get paid differently depending on the type of nursing, like med-surg vs. ICU nursing? I am playing phone tag with a recruiter from Lutheran General, I am very interested in their Children's Hospital (anyone have any comments?). If nurses are making $20+ an hour in Chicago, it validates the whole idea of the time and money put into college for four years, you know? I just get nervous about starting pay because we are starting out new in Chicago, buying a house, <a href="http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl.asp?k=new%20car" onmouseover="window.status='new car'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">new car</a>, etc., just getting ancy about finances.


    The magic number is 40!! (As in the days I have left until graduation!!!)
    i started off at $23 base pay as a new grad. it is very common here in chicago. cost of homes vary of course depending on where you live, but the average decent home is $250k. there is plenty of opportunity to increase your salary in illinois so don't worry, you'll be fine.

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