I am just starting clinicals this fall at LSUE, and I know I am kinda jumping the gun here
, but I was just curious as to how much new RN's actually make just starting out around the Lafayette or Baton Rouge areas.
I know that you can look up salaries at www.salaries.com
, but that would be averages for all RN's in the area. Not beginners like I hope to be some day.
I am thinking around $40,000/yr, or $18-$20/hr. If any of you new nurses can let me know, I would appreciate it!
Quote from ItsyBitsySpider
Lowest starting pay I've heard is $21/hr, days though. Most starts that I've heard from recent graduates are between $21 and $25, differentials are pretty good though. If you can do PRN that's even better.
Pay for DAYS for fresh out of school RNs!?! Wow!! I can't wait to graduate! That has got to be in the larger cities if you are quoting Louisiana pay! (Such as maybe New Orleans.)
Last edit by LouisianaNurse2006 on Jul 27, '04