I have worked as an ICU RN in Philadelphia, PA and Los Angeles, CA, but I am originally from Northeast IN (Fort Wayne area). I am interested in moving home to be closer to family and very curious to what an ICU RN in the northeast region makes. I have been an ICU RN for 2 years and still have a mound of student loan debt left form college, therefore pay rate will somewhat dictate my decision. When I was looking for jobs as a new grad (2010) I found one in Fort Wayne that wanted to start me off at $16-17/hr.. How accurate is this? I have stuck to the big cities for the pay thus far, but I would like to be able to move home and still afford to pay my bills without living with someone.
Any information would be helpful, THanks