Hey all...I'm considering moving from NY to NJ and I was wondering if anyone is able to give me base RN salaries, preferably in Central NJ?
Nov 23, '07
by Alois Wolf
Quote from NJNursing
I guess it all depends on what you call Central Jersey. If you live in the top half of jersey, people think Union county and it's vacinities to be Central Jersey. If you live south of Mercer County you think that area plus Ocean, Burlington and Monmouth counties as central. The further north you get, the higher the pay rate is but then again the cost of living is higher up there too. I live in Burlington County, work at a mercer county hospital, graduated last year and I'm making $29.75 an hour. I don't make OT until I'm over 80 hours although I work 72 (3/12's).
It's weird though... I live in in one of the afore mentioned counties considered central and I've always considered myself to live in South Jersey. IMHO they should just split the state in half because after you go above burlington mostly everyone are NY Giants fans anyway. And to clear up a misconception for those of you not from Jersey... NONE of us say "Joisey". Thank you.
NJNursing... what's your opinion on Pineys? haha.
But yeah... I mean... NJ is a great place to live, don't get me wrong. You have Philly, New York and the ocean so close by. But the cost of living (esp. in north jersey as you have stated) is higher and the property taxes are incredibly bad in my opinion. It's hard... especially for someone my age who only makes about 12 an hour to move out on my own when the cheapest one bedrooms out there (outside of the ghetto anyway) run about 800-1000 a month... yet I still make too much to live in rent control... go figure.
Last edit by Alois Wolf on Nov 23, '07