starting salary for new icu nurses?

  1. hello, im currently a bsn student and would like to obtain a position in an icu upon graduation. i was just curious about the starting salaries for new icu nurses in your area? thanks!
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  3. by   tenkev
    I just started at the university of utah at 19.00/hr
  4. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Here is a website that lets you plunk in your own info and get a free estimate (+/- $3, apparently) of what you might expect.

    http://www.payscale.com/default.asp?tk=rc2

    I put in my data and learned I might expect $24 an hour.

    Seems high for someone with no experience and an ASN. (I didn't tell enter my other info, which might have raised the estimate....)

    Good luck!
  5. by   bluesky
    I just started at Washington Hospital Center at $24/hr
  6. by   CRNAsoon
    $22 - $23 per hour in the Cleveland OH area.
  7. by   LilRedRN1973
    I just signed my contract for an ICU position as a soon-to-be ASN Graduate Nurse for $26.35/hour (that's with the 10% night diff. thrown in). The hospital closer to my house would pay me $28/hour for the same shifts I will be working, but it's a smaller, private hospital with no trauma.

    Melanie
  8. by   manna
    Most of the hospitals around here (Mississippi) start new grads (in any area) at $19.55/h
    They work 8h shifts, so $2 diff for 3-11, and $3 diff for 11-7
  9. by   piper_for_hire
    $26 for new grads in Camden, NJ

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  10. by   SKYSTHELIMIT
    I live in Camden NJ and upon graduation i want to go straight into the ICU. So please tell me what hospital ur talking about? Do they have a good orientation program? Do u live in De but work in NJ? PM me please
    Quote from piper_for_hire
    $26 for new grads in Camden, NJ

    -S
  11. by   Nurse2B2005
    Quote from SKYSTHELIMIT
    I live in Camden NJ and upon graduation i want to go straight into the ICU. So please tell me what hospital ur talking about? Do they have a good orientation program? Do u live in De but work in NJ? PM me please
    California (Bay Area, SF-ish) is about $33.00-36.00 to start days and then if you work nights its about 15% diff which works out to $38-41.00. But we have the high cost of housing here.
  12. by   KatrinaPM
    Michigan nurses in the Detroit/Ann Arbor periphery can expect 20-22.25 per hour. Differentials vary as well.
  13. by   FNimuaeMae
    Where I work they start new grads at $24/hr...
  14. by   AdvancedTheraphy
    Quote from bk2va03
    hello, im currently a bsn student and would like to obtain a position in an icu upon graduation. i was just curious about the starting salaries for new icu nurses in your area? thanks!

    $23.50 / hr in Phoenix, AZ but night shift diff is $5.72. Not bad for a GN starting salary

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