RN salary in Albuquerque

  1. 0 Hello...

    I'm trying to find out the average pay scale for Albuquerque RNs (BSN prepared, if that makes a difference).

    I've looked online at sites that list the average pay scale for RNs in different areas, but I think the pay scale is always pretty inflated.

    I'm contemplating a move and trying to do all the research. I'll have had a little over a year of experience in critical care, if that helps.
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  3. Visit  CranberryMuffin} profile page

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  4. Visit  PACNWNURSING} profile page
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    Come on nurses somebody please respond..
  5. Visit  Devie06} profile page
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    Hey! My friend graduated last May and found a job in October, she makes 24/hr here. If you google "UNM Hospital jobs" they list salary with job description. Typically 23/hr.
  6. Visit  Mukfay} profile page
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    The VA also lists their salaries in the job descriptions. Good luck, and welcome (if you decide to come). This place really is amazing.

    Regards,
    Mukfay
  7. Visit  emilyBABSNRN} profile page
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    I mentioned this in another post...but if you are going to apply before moving you nmight have a hard time finding anything. I know you posted this awhile ago, so update us if you found anything or moved. In my experience when I lived in another state, even with strong resume, references, etc I cuold not find a job in the state I wanted to relocate to. In my opinion, I think the nursing market is incredibly competitive. Everyone went to nursing school during the recession because they wanted a "recession proof job"...they didnt realize that hospitals have bottom lines and can't keep excess staff even though they have the patient load for it. Either way, even though nursing might not be AS competitive as some other professions in this economy, you still have to do the rigamarole of resume, cover letter, application, wait wait wait wait......interview...wait some more etc. It takes time.


    Could also try payscale.com for your info. Generally people don't list salary info because they would be legally obligated to offer that. Hospitals even if they are not for profit still have to "make money" so they won't put stuff in stone generally unless they have to, ie government which is federally funded.

    Good Luck!
  8. Visit  deltademure} profile page
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    Quote from emilyBABSNRN
    I mentioned this in another post...but if you are going to apply before moving you nmight have a hard time finding anything. I know you posted this awhile ago, so update us if you found anything or moved. In my experience when I lived in another state, even with strong resume, references, etc I cuold not find a job in the state I wanted to relocate to. In my opinion, I think the nursing market is incredibly competitive. Everyone went to nursing school during the recession because they wanted a "recession proof job"...they didnt realize that hospitals have bottom lines and can't keep excess staff even though they have the patient load for it. Either way, even though nursing might not be AS competitive as some other professions in this economy, you still have to do the rigamarole of resume, cover letter, application, wait wait wait wait......interview...wait some more etc. It takes time.


    Could also try payscale.com for your info. Generally people don't list salary info because they would be legally obligated to offer that. Hospitals even if they are not for profit still have to "make money" so they won't put stuff in stone generally unless they have to, ie government which is federally funded.

    Good Luck!
    Very good point!
    You give great advice. If you don’t mind if you or anyone knows how much PRN nurses make usually at LTC facilities. I went for an interview for PRN today ( not my first choice, but seeing that I haven’t got a job yet)was asked how much I was looking at for starting. I was not expecting to be asked, assumed she would tell me a scale. Needs to say I think I shot myself in the foot when I said $25. As a new grad I don’t know how to negotiate yet, because I’m not sure what the competitive pay is. I realize that PRN is w/o benfits such as insurance and PTO. I’m sure PRN nurses make more for this reason. Can you please give me a range of what they make so I may renegotiate?
  9. Visit  CranberryMuffin} profile page
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    Thanks for the responses. I haven't actually moved anywhere yet, still in the Midwest, and I just started applying all over about a month ago, so it's too early to tell what that will bring (Southwest, Northwest, etc). That pay rate seems pretty low but I do realize the cost of living is low in comparison to other places.

    Thanks for the advice - I wouldn't move anywhere without a firm offer in writing. I have no qualms about waiting necessarily, I realize we are in a tough market and it could take awhile to find something that fits very well. As it is, I feel fortunate just to be employed, so I can't complain.
  10. Visit  chicaner} profile page
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    I know this is an older thread, but wanted to know if you had moved out there yet? Do you like it?
  11. Visit  sailornurse} profile page
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    PRN pay in Las Cruces & El Paso, I was making $35 hour but that was 2 years ago. But we do have a low cost of living, housing is very reasonable.
  12. Visit  roland.tambio} profile page
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    Can anybody help me find a job in las cruces nursing home?
  13. Visit  sailornurse} profile page
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    As RN?
  14. Visit  smn2010} profile page
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    just a suggestion....
    ...if you are not sure of what an appropriate pay scale/amount is for your years of experience/background, you should always turn the question back around to the interviewer and ask:

    "(considering my xx years of experience...) what is the starting salary range for this position." in doing so, you are not putting the interviewer on the spot because you are merely asking, "what is the minimum and the maximum" salary range based upon your years of experience.

    i will tell you the interviewer will hesitate to answer (and let them!!! don't say another word!!); because he/she expects you to offer an amount---at which point, if you are too low they will be very happy... if you are too high, you may not hear back from them after the interview.

    ...just a suggestion...
  15. Visit  roland.tambio} profile page
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    Yes sailornurse, as RN


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