I do not know what new grads get paid, nor the comparison to other local hospitals.
I will say, that as an experienced nurses, that had offers of jobs in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and at the NIH, I chose JHUH. And while some of those jobs would have been easier (NIH), I believed in the JHUH way of doing things in my speciality. My speciality is kind of tough, there.
I hear that pay might be a bit better in other local facilities. But JHUH has great benefits, good ratios and an awesome enviroment. It does require a bit more - the working 40 hrs instead of 36. But there times that the flexibility of PACE system actually can be advantageous. The rotating shifts can be fatiguing, but sometimes, it is good for a change. And the orientation for speciality nurses and new grads is some of the best that I have seen.
And of course, the JHUH name can open doors. But I will say that, it would be very hard to go back to nonteaching community facilities after working Hopkins.