How much do NY nurses make? - page 4

Hello, I am new to the forum. I just moved back up to NY from Orlando Florida. I am an experienced RN-C (over 2 years). I have an ASN degree. In Florida I started at $17.05/hr as a GN in 2002,... Read More

  1. by   tinderbox
    Quote from UWSRN
    But if you don't want rats or roaches, want to live on your own in a neighborhood you feel safe walking in at midnight... then you are definately looking at $1500 -$2500 a month, not including utilities, a doorman, or an elevator.
    Even in Queens or Brooklyn? I've heard a lot of great things about Jersey City. Do you need a car if living in Jersey City?
  2. by   cookielady,rn
    38% in taxes ay chiuaua. I take it benefits are on top of that?
  3. by   RN*06
    In addition to that 38 percent question............

    So, lets take sloans salary as an example which was posted earlier on this board. 62,000. After taxes, we would be taking home only 62 percent of this in cash every year?

    When you sign onto a hospital and they say benefits include health insurance, vision, dental, etc....I always thought this was a BENEFIT that you recieve on top of the salary, not a subtraction. Pension I know is a different story. Can someone please clarify this? approximately how much would a nurse on a "62,000" salary be taking home in a week, after tax.

    This is all so confusing to me....and living in nyc is very expensive its killing me! money is gone before I put it in my pocket...
  4. by   Sammi15
    I think the 36% taxes was way too high even if you're a single person. I know for a marry person, the taxes is around 25% from your salary and if you live in Long Island, you don't have to pay city taxes. I know a lot of hospital offers pension plan (401K), so you can deduct some of your taxes. Purchasing IRA will save some of your taxes and buying a house will save you even more.

    When I start working, I will find numerous ways to save my taxes and stop uncle sam from taking all my hard earning $$$$

    Someone told me, a typical staff nurse takes home approximately $1000-ish/per wk. after taxes with full-time workload (please correct me if I'm wrong). I know the taxes take away a huge chunk out of the paycheck.
    Last edit by Sammi15 on Sep 2, '06
  5. by   NYRN2005
    Quote from tulips134
    Many big name hospitals in NYC start around 62-65K plus differencial for evening and nights. Bachelor gets $1500-2000 more than the base rate.
    Some of them hire only Bachelor degree RNs...NYU, Sloan-Kettering, Mt. Sinai.etc...I think they would hire exp. Rns with associate only if they are in school for attaining a bachelor's degree. Contact them for accuracy.
    I just wonna correct u
    Mt. Sinai does hire AAN as well, my friend got a job as a VHN and makes 75K, she worked the summer in Brooklyn and now got this job and makes 15K extra.
  6. by   UWSRN
    yes you need a car if you live in Jersey city.... unless you don't want to go many places on your days off.
  7. by   Miss Apprehensive
    Hello,
    I live in Orange County(Newburgh) and the waiting list is so long at the community college that I may never get it. There is another school which is private, but I would end up with a loan of about 60,000. Does anyone know the starting salary here in Orange County. I'm trying to find out if I would be able to re-pay the loan in a decent time frame.
    Thanks
  8. by   nyforlove
    Could someone please tell me what "VHN" stands for??? Thanks

    Quote from NYRN2005
    I just wonna correct u
    Mt. Sinai does hire AAN as well, my friend got a job as a VHN and makes 75K, she worked the summer in Brooklyn and now got this job and makes 15K extra.
  9. by   pinoyRNako
    Hello,I will be working in upstate NY(kingston to be exact)I'm just wondering,How much tax will be taken off to my salary?if single?what is a FEDERAL TAX and the STATE TAX?
  10. by   mariesmist
    Quote from nyforlove
    Hhhmm, as a BSN grad, Sloan-Kettering said the starting salary is $65,254 plus 10% for nights..They specifically said there is NO BSN differential, so I'm wondering why they told your ASN friends 62? The Recruiter there is only part-time and not even a Sloan employee (and not a nurse)...she also said Sloan makes NO contribution to the employee pension, which---if true---would seem to put Sloan at a competitive disadvantage with the NYC-owned and private hospitals, which I believe do make pension contributions---NYU, Mt Sinai, Lenox Hill.....Can anyone confirm this???
    yes you are right. there is no differential for a bsn v. asn. sloan offers two retirement plans, a pension plan where you're not vested until your 5th year as an employee and an optional voluntary tax-deferred contribution plan that sloan does not match, and you're not eligible to contribute until your second year as an employee.

    as far as benefits, on top of the salary, each job category gets a specific amount the employee can spend for health benefits. during orientation, you get a price list for each of the benefits offered, and you can choose to spend all of your allotted benefits money or more and have whatever you spend be tax free. if you don't spend all your allotted money, you recieve the difference in your paycheck but taxed.

    hope this helps.
  11. by   nyforlove
    Quote from mariesmist
    yes you are right. there is no differential for a bsn v. asn. sloan offers two retirement plans, a pension plan where you're not vested until your 5th year as an employee and an optional voluntary tax-deferred contribution plan that sloan does not match, and you're not eligible to contribute until your second year as an employee.

    as far as benefits, on top of the salary, each job category gets a specific amount the employee can spend for health benefits. during orientation, you get a price list for each of the benefits offered, and you can choose to spend all of your allotted benefits money or more and have whatever you spend be tax free. if you don't spend all your allotted money, you recieve the difference in your paycheck but taxed.

    hope this helps.
    Thanks, so Sloan DOES offer a Pension....the part-time recruiter was wrong....allnurses.com comes through again!
  12. by   CityKat
    Quote from Hex
    That is great news! :hatparty:

    I have a related question for you guys: Can a recent grad (with that kind of salary) afford to rent a nice 1 bed apartment in Manhattan, along with all other living expenses?

    I ask because I always wanted to live and experience the City, even if it's for only a year or two.


    I'm from FL btw.

    Thanks.
    Hi there..
    I'm a nursing student graduating in 7 months Yay! Anyhow, I wanted to repsond to your post about rent and living in the "big apple". When someone said living in a tuna can, she was NOT exaggerating. I currently live in Park Slope and I rent a "ROOM" and it is ONLY a 70 square foot room WITHOUT a closet nor a parking spot. I pay $720 a month
    I can tell you that I have friends living in the city who are making $100k which is about $40k more than the average new grad starts out with in NYC and THEY are living in 500 square feet and they are paying close to $2500 a month. Many times, it's a studio and NOT a one bedroom. It is NO JOKE living here in Manhattan. If you have loans, don't do it. You won't make it with the cost of eating out (everyone in the city does that...a lot of the time), shopping, buying groceries, subway fare or cab fare and going out on the town occasionally. NYC burns a hole in your pocket like NO OTHER CITY in this nation. I promise you I am telling the truth. It is better for you to look in Queens and brooklyn. I live in a very expensive area of Brooklyn which I love. I more than likely will move from this area after I graduate so that I can find my own space. Having roomates is wearing on me and everyone rents in NYC and more than likely, everyone has roomates.
    Good luck
  13. by   KLStudent
    I have an HR background (prior to nursing). You should easily be able to find a nursing position in NYC for at least $70-k plus a signing bonus. Since you have a couple years of nursing under your belt I wouldn't settle for less. This is what new grads are starting at, and you have experience.

    Congrats on your move to NY! Very exciting!

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