salary negotiation for registry position

  1. 0 Hi all,

    I am being offered a registry position as a psych nurse in Normal, IL (Bloomington/Normal) at a hospital. I am new to the area and I am not sure what is fair to expect. I previously worked in New York City under a union, so I did not need to negotiate. I worked for three years as a mental health nurse in a major hospital on an adult acute care 32 bed inpatient unit that due to the location saw a diverse population from university students and faculty to homeless people and people recently incarcerated. I feel I got a good deal of experience in those 3 years. HR has told me that I will need to negotiate my salary and that the minimum salary for the position (which requires 1 year experience, I believe) is 22.10/hour. The midpoint is 27.62. The position is for a "Nurse Clinician II" on 23 bed inpatient psych unit. I am not sure what "midpoint" means. Where would someone with my experience expect to fall in this range? I am assuming toward the higher end. I was making over 42/hr in NY but I was working full time so that would be the rate if it was an hourly position. If I was doing the job per diem/registry I believe the rate would have been over 60/hr as I had a friend that did that.
    Sorry for the long post! I hope someone can help! I want to be fair and feel confident discussing this issue. Thanks for any help anyone can provide!
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  livingston profile page

    About livingston

    38 Years Old; Joined May '05; Posts: 12.

    1 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  rn undisclosed name profile page
    I am in the chicagoland area and it has always been my understanding that there was no negotiation on registry positions. It was a flat rate regardless of how much experience you have. So what is the max rate? I mean there should be a beginning, midpoint, and maximum. However, with 3 years experience I think you'd be safe with the midpoint. Also, I'm sure you know this but nurses in NY are gonna make a lot more than downstate Illinois. Good luck!

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.