how much Indiana nurses make - page 8
by nurseluv9 108,821 Views | 150 Comments
hi everyone.. Im planning to get into the nursing world,i just wnna ask how much they make an hour just to give me an idea of the salary.Thank oyu so much.....be right here waiting...... Read More
- 2Oct 6, '06 by tjb6929I work in northwest indiana at a hospital. i am registry there- which means i do not get benefits or paid time off, however i get much more an hour than base staff make. I am currently an LPN, will have my Rn in may '07. I make $23/hr. when i worked midnights i made $25/hr for shift differential. i believe staff LPn make around $15/hr...to me it is worth it to make more an hour. When i get my RN i will be making $34-36/hr. I love registry, i would recommend it to anyone that can go without benefits through work, like if you can get on your husbands- or even if you can purchase your own for cheaper. My friend works in a physicians office (cardiac doctors) and she only makes $13.75/hr. Unfortunately offic positions are not that high paying, at least in this area. hope this was helpful.
- 0Oct 21, '06 by VegasNurse05Hello,
I moved to Indiana from Vegas with 6 months experience as a floor nurse. I now work in an ICU. They basically put me in their new graduate program because I didn't know anything ICU-related. When I was looking at this site for what salaries to expect I was disappointed, I found it highly inaccurate and was sure I was taking a HUGE paycut. I know some posters will be upset that I wrote this but seriously you need to know what is offered to get excited about what is really paid.
Starting pay in the major Indianapolis hospitals is 20-21/hour weekdays
If you work at night you get 23-25/hour for weekdays.
If you work weekend days you get 25-26/hour.
If you work weekend nights you get about 30/hour.
If you work special shifts where you either work holidays or commit to being on weekends permanently for the year you can make from 35-48/hour.
They also offer overtime which ranges from 1.5 your pay to twice it per hour. That can potentially be 60/hour.
It is amazing to be able to make 70grand your first 2 years out of school. I know I went to an expensive school so it is fabulous to make such good money to pay off my loans.
Good luck, you picked a very lucrative career!
- 0Oct 21, '06 by sunnyjohnThe state of Indiana is much more than the areas around Indianapolis
You guys in Indy GENERALLY do well. The rest of us take a whoopin'!!!
Nurses in some of the other counties do very well ($). Others have gotten left behind in on the wage scale. I got my info on my local hospital STRAIGHT from HR, a local nursing chool dean and three students, pals of mine who had just graduated.
Yes, there are hospitals in Indiana what will pay a new grad RN $17-19 per hour.
If it were not for the lower cost of living in Indiana, many nurses in this state might REALLY be hurting.
YMMV.Last edit by sunnyjohn on Oct 21, '06
- 0Nov 6, '06 by Firegirl127Okay, maybe I'm just lucky. I live in the Indianapolis area, and just had an interview at a major hospital in Indy this morning. I'm finishing my RN in December (39 days). Anyway, I was told today that if I'm selected to start work as a graduate nurse January 1st, that I would start at $20.50/hour. Plus $4/h shift differential for working 7p-7a. This is for a GRADUATE NURSE. The pay would then go up once I pass the NCLEX-RN and get my license. I wouldn't work for less than $20/h. I am currently an EMT and make $18/h. The salaries I see posted here seem REALLY low for an RN position