Hospital Wages in Capital Region

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    Moving to Albany area soon.
    Wondering what the average pay scale is in Capital Region. I am interested in ED mostly.
    Any input is appreciated!
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    around low to mid 20's. Albany med low 20's but you make it up with shift diff if you are doing evening/ night shift. also being on time u get extra $ each pay period
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    Quote from EvanMiffy
    around low to mid 20's. Albany med low 20's but you make it up with shift diff if you are doing evening/ night shift. also being on time u get extra $ each pay period
    Seems odd that you get extra money for being on time!? I guess you get what you pay for when your pay is that low! Oh My!
    I can't believe the pay is that low. I'm rather dissapointed coming from a small community where avg pay was $30 and NO state income taxes... this pay cut might hurt a little...
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    Pay in the Albany area is definitely depressing. 10 years critical care experience and a MSN and they offered me 31.00, that's what I made about an hour south 3 years ago with an Associates degree. Good luck, hope you find what you're looking for.
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    I know this is an older thread-but was wondering what the shift diff is at Albany Med? It must be extraordinary to make up for their super low base rate, I hope...
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    jan286

    I have worked in Capital Area for 3 years now, and Albany Med by far pays the worst... Most the hospitals in the area pay shift dif as a percentage of your wage instead of a flat rate. I know St. Peter's Health Partner Hospitals (St. Peter's, Samaritan, Memorial, and St. Mary's) and Ellis Medicine pay around 10-15% for evening and 20-25% for night shift dif. Albany Med probably pays around the same percentage but since wages are low the shift dif will be effected as well. If you have at least a year of experience I would advise going through agency to work at Albany Med. You can work there for years as an agency nurse on contract and make 2-3 times the amount you would make as staff. If you are interested I know a couple of reliable agencies that are local that I could refer you to. Plus, if you don't like Albany Med you aren't burning your bridges by leaving so quickly.

    Good luck on job hunt!


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