New Grad Pay rate in Boston

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone had any specific information regarding a new grad pay scale/rate for an OR nurse (right out of school) in the Boston area. I was offered a position, and I have nothing to compare it to. Thanks
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    A lot of things matter here... is this a union hospital or a non-union hospital? That it is an OR position matters not... most places pay their nurses by experience not by specialty. Is it in Boston proper or just in MA? Actual Boston hospitals tend to pay more than the community hospitals outside the city.

    At a union hospital in the city proper, I would expect around $30/hr. Outside of the city, the pay would be less. The farther out you go, the bigger the pay discrepancy tends to be. For non-union hospitals in the city, I'd expect about 10% less than the union hospitals. I believe that when I left my hospital (non-union) in Boston, new grads were coming in making around $28/hr. I started at $27/hr in 2007 so that they are only making $28/hr 5 years later tells you somewhat how things are financially around here.
    machsspass likes this.
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    Non union, offered $27/hour.Boston hospital. Thanks for your info.
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    That's on the lower side for Boston but your experience there will give you a huge advantage in the future. As a new grad you're not in a place to negotiate as far as I'm concerned, especially in this market. I would take that without a second thought! Not sure where you'll be working but I know many of the larger hospitals offer fantastic benefits which make up for a lower salary.
    machsspass likes this.
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    Quote from machsspass
    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone had any specific information regarding a new grad pay scale/rate for an OR nurse (right out of school) in the Boston area. I was offered a position, and I have nothing to compare it to. Thanks
    Hey machsspass, if you don't mind me asking where did you find a job? I've been applying everywhere and haven't received any call backs. I'm desperate!!
    mb19 likes this.
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    I think most hospitals are offering about $27-30/hr ($30 with rotating shifts)


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