Wages for new nurse in Missouri/Kansas area

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    Hey everyone,

    Just out of curiosity, what are new grads in the KC area starting at these days?
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    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.
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    Great! Thank you so much
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    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.
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    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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    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...
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    Most hospitals in the KCMO area start new grads at 21.50.
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    top of scale is $30 in central MO
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    Cerriwen, when did you start how long did it take to get your raises?
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    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?


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