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hello, I am a pre-nursing student. I am wondering, what is your guys salaries like, how many hours per week do you work and how much do you make per hour. Do any of you do contract work???? And... Read More

  1. by   Lericalpoet
    Wow. I'm in school in Philadelphia. Every new grad I talk to here is making around $34 - 36hr. I really want to relocate to the south, (Charlette, NC or Atlanta) But it seems the further south you go, the less nurses are compensated. I might be staying put. I can make 25hr in my current job as a hairstylist easy. Yet, it's not all about the money. I just think nurses should be compensated well. The hospitals, doctors, surgens, and everyone else is paid well. They couldn't do a damn thing without nurses. I think things will change nationally in terms of nurses saleries, as the shortage get worse.
  2. by   baldee
    Do RN's get Overtime, unlike Fed law for CNA's?

    I hopes so!!
  3. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from baldee
    Do RN's get Overtime, unlike Fed law for CNA's?

    I hopes so!!

    We sure do. Any hours worked over 40/wk. I had no idea there was a law against OT for CNAs!!!

    I was a CNA, and I distinctly remember getting OT!
  4. by   PeaceKeepr
    Quote from Lericalpoet
    Wow. I'm in school in Philadelphia. Every new grad I talk to here is making around $34 - 36hr. I really want to relocate to the south, (Charlette, NC or Atlanta) But it seems the further south you go, the less nurses are compensated. I might be staying put. I can make 25hr in my current job as a hairstylist easy. Yet, it's not all about the money. I just think nurses should be compensated well. The hospitals, doctors, surgens, and everyone else is paid well. They couldn't do a damn thing without nurses. I think things will change nationally in terms of nurses saleries, as the shortage get worse.
    You also have to consider the cost of living in the south is lower than most other parts of the country.
  5. by   ZyGoMeDiC RN
    Does anybody have info on Texas salaries. I recently graduated and have been offered a ER position and just wondering if I am getting low balled. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  6. by   SteveNNP
    maybe try your question in the TX forum??
  7. by   8mpg
    Quote from ZyGoMeDiC RN
    Does anybody have info on Texas salaries. I recently graduated and have been offered a ER position and just wondering if I am getting low balled. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    From what I have read...its in the $22-24 range plus nights/weekends diffs. The diffs are usually $3-4 each. When I get out of school, Im working weekend nights in the ER Most excitement and the best pay
  8. by   hypocaffeinemia
    Quote from ZyGoMeDiC RN
    Does anybody have info on Texas salaries. I recently graduated and have been offered a ER position and just wondering if I am getting low balled. Any feedback would be appreciated.
    As of 2007, new grad salary at my hospital (Houston Metro) was $23.50 with a small bump at six months. Night differential is $5.00, I believe.
  9. by   Crossfit SRNA2b
    ouch, the numbers seem awfully low. I'm hoping cost of living is cheaper to make up for it, but in California, new grads start out at 35 and get a bump of 5 dollars after your orientation is over. Kaiser pays the most and their new grads get in the 40's.
  10. by   MikeTexas82
    In the Houston Medical Center, ICU/ER pay varies from hospital to hospital, with the starting hourly pay from 28-34/hr. Community hospitals outside the medical center are on average 25-27.50/hour. Hope this helps.
  11. by   macizu
    Quote from MikeTexas82
    In the Houston Medical Center, ICU/ER pay varies from hospital to hospital, with the starting hourly pay from 28-34/hr. Community hospitals outside the medical center are on average 25-27.50/hour. Hope this helps.
    I'm also in Sugar Land, TX and very interested in the starting salary down here. When you say 28-34 or 25-27 do you mean that starting salary an hour is 28 for regular shifts and 34 for nights? If not then how do they determin who starts at 28 and who starts at 34.

    I also asked my mom's friend who just graduated last year and she said that she makes 40hr here in Houston, TX. Was she embellishing just a little or what?
  12. by   MikeTexas82
    The pay is based on experience and most hospitals have shift differentials. 40 for an experienced nurse is not uncommon. I have heard of some hospitals paying nurses 38 right out of school for day shift. It is dependent on the hospital, experience, and shift. Good luck to you!

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