I'm just wondering how much is the starting pay for nurses who just passed NCLEx with no experience at all in NJ?
The Avg. Salary for an RN in NJ is roughly $37.00 per hour or 76k per year according to Salary.com and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. I would say the avg. starting salary is probably around $30.00 per hour. The highest salaries I've seen is about $45-50 per hour but that comes with many years of experience in some sort of specialty position like ICU or some sort of leadership or management position like a charge nurse or nurse manager. Also keep in mind due to the economic recession, hiring practices are becoming stricter thus employers
may take advantage and offer you less of an expected wage like $22-25 per hour.
Last edit by dudetheman on Feb 4, '13