Wages for new nurse in Missouri/Kansas area

  1. 0 Hey everyone,

    Just out of curiosity, what are new grads in the KC area starting at these days?
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  3. Visit  Michaela, RN profile page

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    Michaela, RN has '1' year(s) of experience. From 'Kansas City'; 28 Years Old; Joined Nov '11; Posts: 109; Likes: 26.

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  4. Visit  trueblue2000 profile page
    I can tell you starting wages in STL for new grads (I assume they are not dissimilar to KC). Christian Hospital: $19.50. Barnes-Jewish (Big Barnes): $20.80. SSM (all hospitals): $21.00.
  5. Visit  Michaela, RN profile page
    Great! Thank you so much
  6. Visit  Mommy2RN profile page
    I was told that Christian started off at $20.80 as well. $19.50 wouldn't be much more than Im making as a tech.
  7. Visit  trueblue2000 profile page
    Quote from Mommy2RN
    I was told that Christian started off at $20.80 as well. $19.50 wouldn't be much more than Im making as a tech.
    It could be $20.80, it would make sense to have all BJC facilities paying the same. The amounts I quoted above I got from colleagues who graduated with me in August and were hired at those locations. I agree $19.50, even $21.00, is too low, way too low for an RN. We should start @ $25.00 and go to $30.00 after the first year.
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  8. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
    BJC nurses max out at $40/hr (nonexempt employees) from my understanding. The cost of living isn't such that we need to start out at $25. My starting rate of $20.90 with two small raises since has been plenty to pay back my loans easily, and recently purchase a house. $30/hr after the first year would be awesome and all but...
  9. Visit  FORTHELOVEOF!!!! profile page
    Most hospitals in the KCMO area start new grads at 21.50.
  10. Visit  RunningWithScissors profile page
    top of scale is $30 in central MO
  11. Visit  BelleMorteRN profile page
    Cerriwen, when did you start how long did it take to get your raises?
  12. Visit  5h3ryL profile page
    I graduated June 2013, my start pay was similar to posted above. But I got lucky to score a weekend option position during days which is $10 more plus evening differential and weekend differential. Not bad for a new grad?
  13. Visit  malenurseftw profile page
    Hello 5h3rL. I was curious which hospital you were at (sounds like SLU maybe?). I graduate in May and would love to hear how you like your weekend option position, what you think of the hospital you work in, how your unit and coworkers are, and really just how your first year as a nurse in general has been going! Feel free to message me or reply to this post. Thanks!

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