jersey nurses

  1. hey guys

    hows it working as a nurse in the garden state?

    hows the salary compared to other states...
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   Rock
    I live in NY, but am licensed in NJ.
    I taught at night in Essex County - 6-10.
    Pay was comparable to NY.

    I inquired about School Nurse, but the
    salary was horrible.

    Many NYers work in NJ, so the salaries must
    be comparable or they wouldn't be working
    there.

    Good Luck !!
  4. by   EmeraldNYL
    I'm from Philly, and I know the pay in the metro Philly area (including south Jersey) is pretty good (up to $50,000 to start)-- plus housing is cheaper in Jersey than in Philly. I think there are lots of magnet hospitals in Jersey as well.
  5. by   Beach_RN
    i'm not a nurse yet...but live in Jersey.. the 2 hospital systems in my area are starting there nurse right out of school anywhere from $38 to $41 per hr!

    My sister works in NY.. and she currently earns $47p/hr and she works per diem!
  6. by   nursetobe-babe
    $38-$41 per hour?!?!?!?! Is this just in NY?? because i just post a thread asking how much a nurse makes in Ontario and everyone is telling me under $22. they also said the most a nurse can make after nine years of work is $32... this one nurse in Manitoba has been working 4.5 yrs at $17 an hour!!!....what's the deal here? Canadian nurses are payed half what American's get?
  7. by   szccdw
    B_MATT.........................What part of Jersey are you in? I am trying to relocate back up north and I am looking for some information about some GOOD hospitals in that state. I am originally from NYC and I am very familiar with the Jersey area.
  8. by   lee1
    Originally posted by B_Matt
    i'm not a nurse yet...but live in Jersey.. the 2 hospital systems in my area are starting there nurse right out of school anywhere from $38 to $41 per hr!

    My sister works in NY.. and she currently earns $47p/hr and she works per diem!
    Just which 2 hospitals in NJ are starting new hire RNs this salary????? I don't know of any and I work in NJ.
  9. by   ebeRN
    well, ill be coming home in a month so ill be working soon....im licensed in ny but i rather work in new jersey...i live in jersey city so theres alot of hospitals around there to work cause im close to newark secuacus and nyc bayonne so lots of work...

    coz when i did a search they were offering jobs around $25 per hour...what u guys think?
  10. by   oramar
    Dear nursetobe, it is true that on east and west coast there are nurses making that kind of money. However, if you went to work at hospital in the interior you would most likely take a pay cut or get paid the same.
  11. by   TheBrainMusher
    Do you know if those salaries hold up in south jersey? (Just camden and cherry Hill area? LIke cooper and virtua?) or all over. I'm looking for jersey shore salaries too!
  12. by   devi2
    Quote from nursetobe-babe
    $38-$41 per hour?!?!?!?! Is this just in NY?? because i just post a thread asking how much a nurse makes in Ontario and everyone is telling me under $22. they also said the most a nurse can make after nine years of work is $32... this one nurse in Manitoba has been working 4.5 yrs at $17 an hour!!!....what's the deal here? Canadian nurses are payed half what American's get?

    I live in Orlando, Florida and I started out making $18.70 as a new RN. Now I am a pool nurse for the hospital and will be making $24.00-$25.00 when February 16 comes around because that will be my one year anniversary. Down South always offer cheaper wages. Plus we do not have union so we do not have much rights. I'm a former New Yorker who love to return back home. Do you know of relocation packages.
  13. by   jaimealmostRN
    I am a new grad and myself and my classmates have been offered jobs at aprox. $27-32/hr in the central and north Jersey areas. The higher end of this range is working nights, which most of us are. Some smaller hospitals start at $24/hr Days for new grads, but it's definatly not hard to find a job making 29-30/hr. Good luck.
  14. by   maire
    I live in South Jersey and from talking with most in my graduating class starting pay is anywhere between $25 and $31 an hour, depending on shift. I think Virtua paid the least.

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