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Can anybody give me an idea of what a starting nurses salary might be coming out of school in the St Louis area? Any help is appreciated.... Read More

  1. Visit  Headhurt profile page
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    Jeepers!! And I thought about moving to either STL or Springfield...but the pay stinks.

    I think I will stay in KC for now...
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  3. Visit  Nella profile page
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    There are better paying nursing jobs in St Louis if you look outside hospitals. I heard there is a company located in St Louis doing case management/disease management that pays 25-27.00 an hour.
  4. Visit  wincha profile page
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    Quote from Stlcardsrock
    When I finished at Wash U back in 97, I made 12.34 at Barnes.
    It increased to 16/hr at St. John's a year and a half later.
    This was all doing cardiac ICU.
    I live in Texas now and make double that.
    Sorry for the dated response.
    so you make around 32 an hour and have been an RN for like 9 years? Wow, I have been an RN for over 21 years and make under 30. I need to move but won't. St. Louis sucks
  5. Visit  wincha profile page
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    Quote from Nella
    There are better paying nursing jobs in St Louis if you look outside hospitals. I heard there is a company located in St Louis doing case management/disease management that pays 25-27.00 an hour.
    what company is this?
  6. Visit  Nella profile page
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    Can't swear to it but I think it's called American Pathways? I heard about them from a friend. But I haven't any direct knowledge.
  7. Visit  wincha profile page
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    Quote from Nella
    Can't swear to it but I think it's called American Pathways? I heard about them from a friend. But I haven't any direct knowledge.
    I haven't heard good things about this company. Plus I do make about 30 however I have over 20 years of experience. Looking to move from my part time job to a full time one. I have different options. I did start out at 9.89 an hour over 20 years ago. My diff. is pretty good on weekends but I was grandfathered into it.
  8. Visit  wincha profile page
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    Quote from Headhurt
    Jeepers!! And I thought about moving to either STL or Springfield...but the pay stinks.

    I think I will stay in KC for now...
    I don't understand why KC pay would be higher than STL since we are a larger city. I went to college in KC and we almost stayed there.
  9. Visit  Afghan profile page
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    My sister makes $27 an hour at a psychiatric hospital in Missouri, PRN, no benefits, full-time. This was after one year. Before that she made $24/ an hour upon graduation with an ADN. Her graduating friend/ classmate makes $27/ hour full-time at a call center. Her other friend makes $35/ hour private home duty part-time no benefits. All in St. Louis areas.
  10. Visit  wincha profile page
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    Quote from Afghan
    My sister makes $27 an hour at a psychiatric hospital in Missouri, PRN, no benefits, full-time. This was after one year. Before that she made $24/ an hour upon graduation with an ADN. Her graduating friend/ classmate makes $27/ hour full-time at a call center. Her other friend makes $35/ hour private home duty part-time no benefits. All in St. Louis areas.
    in st louis? what companies do they work for?
  11. Visit  wincha profile page
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    Quote from Nella
    There are better paying nursing jobs in St Louis if you look outside hospitals. I heard there is a company located in St Louis doing case management/disease management that pays 25-27.00 an hour.
    American Healthways doesn't pay that much.
  12. Visit  Gabie Baby profile page
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    The highest hourly rate is at the VA, followed by probably St. John's and BJC (Barnes, Jewish, Christian). State of MO and County of St. Louis and City of St. Louis probably rank fairly well in pay rates. Also there's St. Charles city and county, Jefferson County, Warren and Lincoln counties close by. Tons of new houses are primarily located west of St. Louis. Study your map and you'll get an idea of where these various outlying counties and cities are. If you're interested in new homes, you can get really nice ones west of the city of St. Louis.

    Benefits are best at the universities (free tuition for you, spouse, dependents if you work 7 years fulltime or something like that - check out www.wustl.edu and look at the jobs available at Washington University or www.slu.edu, which is St. Louis University.) and working for the state of MO.

    I don't know if pensions matter to any of you or if you care how much the employer matching amount is on your contributions to your retirement plan, be it a 457 or a 401k or a 403b or whatever it's called at your particular employer but the employee matching contribution (match) can be significant for those who think they might retire soon.

    What about helping you with loan forgiveness and/or moving/relocating expenses? Every hospital in town and all the nursing homes are screaming for nurses and you can NEGOTIATE with them.

    You don't HAVE to accept their first offer. It's just an offer.

    For safety, do not plan to live in North St. Louis city. Terrible crime rate, drugs, etc. There are really nice areas (expensive and safest) called Clayton, Ladue, Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, University City (the section south of Olive Blve.), Town and Country, Frontenac, some parts of Kirkwood and Webster Groves, there's Brentwood (lots of shopping), Maplewood, and Richmond Heights. The lower priced areas are integrated, the more expensive areas are less so, in case that matters to you. There are immigrants from many countries along Grand Blvd. in south St. Louis city. Bosnians, Hispanics from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, Vietnamese and other Asians all can be found there. There are lots of Asian businesses (Filipino, Vietnamese, etc.) along Olive Blvd. in U. City. The Orthodox Jewish population is centered along Delmar Blvd. in U. City, the Reform and Conservative Jewish population is generally farther west in St. Louis County (Ladue, Chesterfield).

    The local Religious Friends (Quakers) has a meeting hall in the LaSalle Park area, which is south St. Louis city, not too far from the Soulard area, which is a super area of great rehabs, an open-air produce area, and wonderful old Catholic parish churches.

    In case anyone is interested in Jews for Jesus, get associated with Clayton Community Church, which is affiliated with JFJ.

    If you work at BJC, consider living where it is located - in the Central West End of the city of St. Louis. The area is the stomping grounds of Wash U med students, College of Pharmacy students, and probably various other students at the Wash U Med School campus, which is across the street from BJC. The CWE has lots of restaurants, night spots, condos, fantastic rehabbed houses, artists, homosexuals, and the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, just to give you an idea of what the neighborhood is like. It's very urban, exciting, a nice place for those who like the city life. You can see the Arch from there. Just a short trip away is SLU, both the North campus and the South, which is where the hospital and schools of nursing, medicine, physical therapy, etc. are located. The area around SLU are also conducive to socializing, I'm just more familiar with the CWE area.

    Back to pay - Starting pay for a new grad should be in the $20's hourly but there are union dues to consider at St. John's. SSM (St. Mary's Hospital, DePaul, St. Joseph's in Kirkwood and St. Charles) and BJC are similar. All pay some differential for 3-11 and 11-7, plus there are weekend option and PRN to consider. Don't forget agencies. That is often a good way to start in an area that's new to you.

    I know these things because I grew up in Des Peres, which is a very nice area in St. Louis County, and because I went to school and now teach at Jewish College of Nursing. Welcome to all of you. St. Louis has horrible humidity in summer, presently a very mild winter, and gorgeous Spring and Fall. There are lots of things for kids to do, generally safe neighborhoods. The people are friendly, the pace is slower than New York but you can get whatever you want here - Russian food, kosher deli food, good library services, plenty of health care, etc.

    Welcome!!
  13. Visit  wincha profile page
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    Quote from Gabie Baby
    The highest hourly rate is at the VA, followed by probably St. John's and BJC (Barnes, Jewish, Christian). State of MO and County of St. Louis and City of St. Louis probably rank fairly well in pay rates. Also there's St. Charles city and county, Jefferson County, Warren and Lincoln counties close by. Tons of new houses are primarily located west of St. Louis. Study your map and you'll get an idea of where these various outlying counties and cities are. If you're interested in new homes, you can get really nice ones west of the city of St. Louis.

    Benefits are best at the universities (free tuition for you, spouse, dependents if you work 7 years fulltime or something like that - check out www.wustl.edu and look at the jobs available at Washington University or www.slu.edu, which is St. Louis University.) and working for the state of MO.

    Welcome!!
    I would disagree about pay. Highest pay would be the Va but you will work your butt off. Then SLU and you have to work there 3 years full time to get the kid discount to go to many colleges for free throughout the USA. Then BJC. I worked at St Lukes the pay was pretty good and what a nice hospital to work at, staffing was much better than the VA, SLU , St. Johns or BJC. I wouldn't get near St Johns they do not support their nurses even with a union. A great floor to work on at St. Lukes is the Cardio-thoracic step down or the CVICU. This floor has a small amount of cardiothoracic docs who take care of their nurses, send pizzas when busy, have a fun Christmas party. No other floor at this hospital has this type of support. Also you get to do many procedures you can't do anywhere else in this hospital.
  14. Visit  BethBSN profile page
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    Quote from wincha
    I would disagree about pay. Highest pay would be the Va but you will work your butt off. Then SLU and you have to work there 3 years full time to get the kid discount to go to many colleges for free throughout the USA. Then BJC. I worked at St Lukes the pay was pretty good and what a nice hospital to work at, staffing was much better than the VA, SLU , St. Johns or BJC. I wouldn't get near St Johns they do not support their nurses even with a union. A great floor to work on at St. Lukes is the Cardio-thoracic step down or the CVICU. This floor has a small amount of cardiothoracic docs who take care of their nurses, send pizzas when busy, have a fun Christmas party. No other floor at this hospital has this type of support. Also you get to do many procedures you can't do anywhere else in this hospital.
    I sent you a PM


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