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    best paid state for nursing

    I am a new grad. I have a list of states that I am considering going to, but I need to find out what the salary ranges are especially for a new grad. I have Hawaii, maryland, newyork, georgia, california and nevada on my mind so far. Is there somewhere that ranks states according to salary for nursing and standard of living. I would like to do a comparison
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    Check out www.salary.com . You can check the pay and what you would need to make in each of those states to compare to where you are living now. I can tell you that Hawaii is very expensive to live, as is New York and most of California. I live in Nevada and although the people who came here from California don't think it's expensive, I am from Texas and it's twice as much to live here as in Texas. A decent 2 bedroom apartment here will run you at least $800-900 and to buy a decent house will run you at least $200,000. Gas is pretty expensive here, compared to Texas (I think it's around $1.75 right now) and utilities are also high (in northern Nevada, not southern). But there is no state income tax, which is nice. And it's very cheap to register and insure your vehicles here, unlike Texas. And property taxes are some of the lowest in the country. But they pay well (around $24 for new grads) and the weather is terrific!! It's also right next to Lake Tahoe, which is great in both summer and winter, especially if you love to boat/sail/fish and ski/snowboard/snowshoe.

    I have no idea how expensive Georgia and Maryland are, as I've only driven through those states, but never stopped.
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    I believe the pay for new grands is around 25 with shift dif. The cost of living depends on where you live, Vegas or Reno. Vegas, I think, is cheap. The average house price here is 220-250. There are some that run 180-200 but your not going to get a yard, they are zero lot line homes.

    If you have kids, I wouldn't move to Vegas. We have the worst schools and one of the states for the lowest child spending. If you don't have kids, then it's great.

    I know a few hospitals give out of state nurses huge sign ons. At one time I saw UMC with a 10,000 sign on for out of states. There are a ton of hospitals opening here so there are lot's of options.

    Good luck with your choice.

    www.moster.com will give you a cost of living comparison

    Oh yeah, and if you can handle 100 temps from end of May to end of September you'll love it!
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    Hi,
    I work here in Hawaii.It's paradise but it's expensive. Job rate here is 38.00, but cost of living is high so it balances if you know how to save.
    Good Luck...Hawaii is still lay back on some hospital setting.
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    Hello. I am a new grad as well but I am currently working in Miami Beach. They start off with 21.93/hr plus your shift diff's and of course to make the money I took the night shift. However, I am strongly considering moving to the Houston area next year and I was wondering how was the hourly pay as well as the sign on bonuses out there? I heard wonderful news regarding the pricing of housing as well as the school system. That is what caught my attention. As for the person who asked about the cost of living in Maryland....I lived there for 6 1/2 yrs and let me tell you...they 1 bedroom "condos" are going for 1.3 million dollars. And to rent is 1400 and up! Maryland, Northern Virginia, and D.C. is the metropolitan area and everyone wants to be there. It is located in a central location..you are 2 hrs from Philly, 1.5 hrs from Delware, 3-4 hrs from NY, and 3-4 hrs from Richmond, VA. But if you get with a travel agency they could possibly pay your rent for you monthly with a contract. But you need atleast 1 yr of experience. Best wishes to you in whatever you decide.
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    Tay, you may want to post your question about Houston on the "Texas" forum. You posted in regards to a question that was posed for "Nevada". You may not get any good info from us Nevadans. Good luck with your move!!
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    Quote from Life_is_good_1973
    Check out www.salary.com . You can check the pay and what you would need to make in each of those states to compare to where you are living now. I can tell you that Hawaii is very expensive to live, as is New York and most of California. I live in Nevada and although the people who came here from California don't think it's expensive, I am from Texas and it's twice as much to live here as in Texas. A decent 2 bedroom apartment here will run you at least $800-900 and to buy a decent house will run you at least $200,000. Gas is pretty expensive here, compared to Texas (I think it's around $1.75 right now) and utilities are also high (in northern Nevada, not southern). But there is no state income tax, which is nice. And it's very cheap to register and insure your vehicles here, unlike Texas. And property taxes are some of the lowest in the country. But they pay well (around $24 for new grads) and the weather is terrific!! It's also right next to Lake Tahoe, which is great in both summer and winter, especially if you love to boat/sail/fish and ski/snowboard/snowshoe.

    I have no idea how expensive Georgia and Maryland are, as I've only driven through those states, but never stopped.

    I just came upon this and read gas is pretty expensive at 1.75. Hahahahaha. Times have changed haven't they?
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    OMG this is so funny! This thread was started in 2004!
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    I was a bit confused until I went back and looked at the original post date.

    I have to take issue with the OP's statement that cars are "very cheap to register and insure." I have never lived anywhere where I paid nearly this much.


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