Moving to Indiana, looking for info on RN pay

  1. 0 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
  2. Visit  nyki0089 profile page

    About nyki0089

    33 Years Old; Joined Mar '09; Posts: 4.

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  3. Visit  SnowboardRN profile page
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    I believe they have raised the pay since then, but that is what is has been for a long time.
    Tele starts out at 18.16 in the CHS hospitals in fort Wayne, so I would assume icu would be a bit higher, not sure though.
    Fort Wayne pay is super low, for any profession.
  4. Visit  ang410 profile page
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    Base pay in Indianapolis hospitals is about $21-$22/hr.
  5. Visit  csoultz profile page
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    Yep Lutheran starts their new grads at $17/hr. Fort Wayne is one of the lowest paid places to work as a nurse in Indiana.
  6. Visit  thenursemandy profile page
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    Quote from csoultz
    Yep Lutheran starts their new grads at $17/hr. Fort Wayne is one of the lowest paid places to work as a nurse in Indiana.
    There are too many nursing programs here! I work in LTC making $22.50/ hr. I couldn't imagine working for less than $20 as an RN! Forget that!
  7. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    Indianapolis area- New Grad RN's start out AROUND $22 and some change an hour. Add about 15-25 cents for every year extra you have under your belt.
  8. Visit  nyki0089 profile page
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    Thanks for the info, I am doing travel nursing right now, I guess I will just stick to this for now.


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