pay scale for boston RN's? - page 2

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hi y'all-- looking for recent approximate pay rates for RN's with just under 5 years experience. it is difficult to find pay rate info for boston hospitals. do hospitals in the city pay more or less-- any info would be greatly... Read More


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    I'm also curious abut this topic as I've an interview at BIDMC and need to figure out what the salary is on average. I work in MD and have a base of $26+ with $4 night diff and $4 weekend diff. My hospital stopped giving raises.
    The cost of living in MD is lower than boston. I've checked out apartments in boston and they seem expensive. I'm not sure how much parking costs?

    What is the pay for an RN years of experience?
    Is BIDMC a union hospital? I've heard union hospitals pay slightly more.
    Do hospitals offer differentials? if so are they flat rates or percentages?
    I'm trying to figure out what i can negotiate.
    Does boston have a city wage tax like philly or nyc does?
    how different is the pay for home health compared to working in a hospital?
    Thanks.

    Quote from KelRN215
    What kind of updates are you looking for? Pay scales in Boston depends on a lot of things. Nurses at many Boston hospitals (basically all but MGH, Children's and BI) are represented by the MNA and their pay scales are determined by the union contract. A new grad at any of the union facilities makes more than I made as a nurse with nearly 5 years of experience at the non-union hospital I worked at. I am making significantly more than I ever made in the hospital now working in home health (like my check today was $600 more than it ever was working in the hospital). Nurses in Boston are well paid but the cost of living is also pretty high out here.
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    I'm also curious abut this topic as I've an interview at BIDMC and need to figure out what the salary is on average. I work in MD and have a base of $26+ with $4 night diff and $4 weekend diff. My hospital stopped giving raises.
    The cost of living in MD is lower than boston. I've checked out apartments in boston and they seem expensive. I'm not sure how much parking costs?

    What is the pay for an RN years of experience?
    Is BIDMC a union hospital? I've heard union hospitals pay slightly more.
    Do hospitals offer differentials? if so are they flat rates or percentages?
    I'm trying to figure out what i can negotiate.
    Does boston have a city wage tax like philly or nyc does?
    how different is the pay for home health compared to working in a hospital?
    Thanks.
    Beth Israel is not a union hospital. They were sued a few years ago for illegal pay practices and I think they've gotten a little better since then:
    Beth Israel, CareGroup settle overtime lawsuit - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe

    How much experience do you have? Your base should be more than $26/hr- new grads make more than that up here.

    The way hospitals do their differentials varies by the hospital. I believe Beth Israel's differentials are similar to the other adult hospitals in the area - Brigham and Women's and Mass General - and that it's a flat rate as opposed to a percentage.

    Boston doesn't have a city tax but Massachusetts has a fairly high state tax.

    Parking is expensive. If you plan to live in the city, take the T to work. Nearly all of the hospitals will subsidize T passes and allow you to pay the remainder with pre-tax dollars.

    I am making significantly more working in home health than I did in the hospital but this isn't necessarily true across the board. In general hospitals will pay more, it's just my hospital in particular didn't pay well when compared to other Boston hospitals.
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    Thanks,
    I have an idea of how much the pay rate is now.

    Quote from KelRN215
    Beth Israel is not a union hospital. They were sued a few years ago for illegal pay practices and I think they've gotten a little better since then:
    Beth Israel, CareGroup settle overtime lawsuit - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe

    How much experience do you have? Your base should be more than $26/hr- new grads make more than that up here.

    The way hospitals do their differentials varies by the hospital. I believe Beth Israel's differentials are similar to the other adult hospitals in the area - Brigham and Women's and Mass General - and that it's a flat rate as opposed to a percentage.

    Boston doesn't have a city tax but Massachusetts has a fairly high state tax.

    Parking is expensive. If you plan to live in the city, take the T to work. Nearly all of the hospitals will subsidize T passes and allow you to pay the remainder with pre-tax dollars.

    I am making significantly more working in home health than I did in the hospital but this isn't necessarily true across the board. In general hospitals will pay more, it's just my hospital in particular didn't pay well when compared to other Boston hospitals.
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    Hi I'm thinking about doing an accelerated BSN. The MGH and Simmons Programs cost about 60K Tuition...plus there's living/trans/HI.. So I think I'd be @ 100K in debt. I'm wondering about nursing salaries in Boston and how quickly they increase? i.e.
    Average Salary:
    0 experience
    1 yr experience
    3 yr experience
    5 yr experience
    7 yr experience
    9 yr experience

    I'm assuming unioned hospitals are better than non-union?

    I'm most interested in L&D !
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    Hi,
    Trying to figure out if I can afford to do an accelerated program at the age of 57....Working as a nurse for at least 10 years... but starting a career near 60.
    I'm told the Boston Market is tight. What hospitals in or around Boston are hiring new grads?
    What is the salary progression? i.e.
    0 years
    5 years
    10 years

    Huge Thanks


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