New grad salary in Boston hospitals?

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    I want to work in Boston after I finish my BSN, and was wondering what entry level salaries are like, particularly at MGH or Children's Memorial or BIDMC? Any ideas? I know NYC starts around 65-75k and was wondering if Boston was just a bit below that?
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    I work at BIDMC. If you start work after Jan 08 the starting salary for new grads will be $27.62/hr not counting your ppc (BIDMC has no diff). With your ppc it should be about $29.30/hr. If you work more evenings than days it will be higher (you get the ppc no matter what shift you work). I have been told the following: Childrens Hosp has a similar salary structure to BIDMC. Mass General Hospitals starts there new grads at $27.75/hr not counting diffs. Brigham and Womens start at $29.85/hr not counting diffs, and Boston Medical Center new grads start at $30.00 not counting diffs.
    Last edit by gerry79 on Nov 23, '07
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    Hi Gerry,

    Did you work as a PCA or CNA before you graduated??? I didn't...do u have any ideas or advice on how to land a new grad position without this experience? I have tried calling HR, going in person,etc. No luck yet... thanks in advance...Liz
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    Hi - when will you graduate? If you have another semester left after this one - get a PCA/CNA position! It will help you so much. If there is a hospital that you have or have had a clinical at that you are interested in being a CNA in, contact your clinical instructor and try to find out if they have CNA jobs. It helps you SO MUCH when you have CNA experience when you actually want a nursing job.

    If you won't have PCA experience, do a kick ass job at your preceptorship so that they will want to hire you when you graduate. Make sure you let them know you would like to work there and submit your resume to the nurse manager/director for the floor after a month or two of being there.

    I am a PCA at MGH and have a job lined up a on a floor I didn't preceptor or work on, but the PCA job totally helped me get the job. Also, I am preceptoring at MGH on labor and delivery and I think I could have also got a job there right out of graduation as well but I chose to work on a medical floor. My point, getting a CNA job or using your preceptorship as a means to get contacts and jobs are very important.

    Hope this is helpful. I'd be happy to help in any other way.

    To reiterate, MGH pays $27.75/hr, add $7/hr for weekday nights and $11/hr for weekend nights.

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    Hi Gerry,

    Did you work as a PCA or CNA before you graduated??? I didn't...do u have any ideas or advice on how to land a new grad position without this experience? I have tried calling HR, going in person,etc. No luck yet... thanks in advance...Liz
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    Hello,

    I recently had an interview with BIDMC (still waiting to hear) and I was told that for 150 new grad positions they had over 4000 applicants and had a hard time even placing the PCT/CNA's that had been working there. Sometimes it's easier to get into a rehab hosp as a new grad or a community acute hospital and then working for a year.
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    St Elizabeths is around $28/hour plus diff.
    Brigham is $29.30/hr plus diff
    Newton Wellsely is $25/hr plus diff
    Childrens is $28.89/hr plus diff

    Not too much of a difference around the place from what I hear... Hospitals are getting word of other salaries and they want to keep their nurses and remain competitive with other places. Good luck!
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    My Cousin who is an RN at Mass General came out of Northeastern making 80k
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    Just interviewed today with Tufts NEMC starting salary 28 plus shif diff. Not bad, Melrose Wakefield starting sal. 30.00 plus shift diff.
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    I have lived in Boston for five years. It's a nice city, but very, very, very expensive. Very difficult to find a decent apartment too. In 2005 I paid $1,250/month for my one bedroom (parking was $125/month extra). If you consider how much NY, NJ, CT nurses make, and if you consider cost of living in Boston, it's very obvious that Mass. nurses are grossly underpaid.
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    I have lived in Boston for five years. It's a nice city, but very, very, very expensive. Very difficult to find a decent apartment too. In 2005 I paid $1,250/month for my one bedroom (parking was $125/month extra). If you consider how much NY, NJ, CT nurses make, and if you consider cost of living in Boston, it's very obvious that Mass. nurses are grossly underpaid.
    I've lived here all my life, the cost of living in this state is ridiculous, but it's all my family knows. I could never afford to live in Boston, but I wouldn't want to live there either! I like my happy little suburb!


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