How much do NY nurses make? - page 5

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   nyforlove
    Quote from 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!
    Unfortunately, I don't think a NEW GRAD Nurse can get a sign-on bonus in Manhattan at this time---maybe experienced nurses for certain areas/depts...If I'm wrong, please let me know...I think some hospitals have "referral vonuses," e.g., if an employee of Sloan-Kettering refers a friend to Sloan who is then hired, the employee who MADE the referral gets $1,000...
  2. by   wannabenurse78
    Quote from StudentNurseBean
    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
    Wow! and to think I dreamed of working in New York...is it really worth it? I mean getting a big salary but still not able to satisfy your self because you're working so hard just to pay the big bills...do you still have time to hangout with friends or go somewhere to relax? Well, you really have to work double time if you want to have a bigger place to stay and eat what you want...and what about your family? still have time for them?
  3. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from 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?
    That's best answered by whoever in HR does payroll, or get a free consult at one of those tax emporiums (like H&R Block). Your tax base changes depending on how many deductions. I haven't been single in awhile, but I seem to remember paying about 20-25% of my salary in taxes at that time.
  4. by   cookielady,rn
    Quote from 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!
    It's my understanind that getting into any NYC hospital is political. Even with experience and my license pending approval no one will entertain me.
  5. by   CityKat
    Quote from wannabenurse78
    Wow! and to think I dreamed of working in New York...is it really worth it? I mean getting a big salary but still not able to satisfy your self because you're working so hard just to pay the big bills...do you still have time to hangout with friends or go somewhere to relax? Well, you really have to work double time if you want to have a bigger place to stay and eat what you want...and what about your family? still have time for them?
    I'm still in school and I don't have time for a life. I left SF a year ago and have since then been here in NYC and never go out. A rare occasion, but even then, this city will easily pull $75 out of your pocket if you're having dinner and a few cocktails. As far as finding a cheaper place. You can, but it depends on the area of where you are willing to live. In Manhattan? No. It is VERY PRICEY there and for some reason, people think you can find a nice place for $1000 in the heart of Manhattan, but that is soooo far from the truth. You might be able to find yourself a little studio for $1900 that is maybe 300sf and that is NOT A FALLACY. Someone said that new grads here start out at $70k. Where? In looking at hospitals and jobs, I have found anywhere from $55k and on up to $67 was the highest. Considering the amount of loans I have, it would be nice to make that much. Buuuut, I would still have to rent a room, b/c there is not going to be any way for me to afford to live on my own unless I live in an undesirable neighborhood. Moving out on the island is always an option and work in the city. Even then, cheap rent and a place of my own isn't guaranteed.

    BUT, I do love living here in the big apple. Even if I live in a room the size of a bathroom without a closet! That is the mentalitiy here in NYC. People love NYC soo much, that they are willing to sacrifice the amount of space they get just to live here in the heart of it all. It's definitely been an experience that I wouldn't change for anything. You know? It's NYC

    You asked me about my family? I have family upstate that I see whenever I have the time to see them. I have seen them for a total of 3 days in the last year
    Weee..nursing school ties you down
    Last edit by CityKat on Sep 28, '06
  6. by   pcicurn7
    Yeah, everyone is dead on about rents. I dont even live in NYC, i live in NJ, about 3 minutes from the bridge, by the water. The proximity to the city makes my rents SKY HIGH. Yeah, its a nice 1 bedroom apartment, which i pay $1300 a month for. That's with NOTHING included. Still, i know that i am getting A LOT more space for my money than if i were living in NYC. Trust me, when you have lived in this area long enough, all you want to do is get away from the crowds and the tourists. You can take a weekend and "hang out" in the city, but once you realize that ONE cocktail can cost you the price of 3 cocktails anywhere else, its a pretty easy decision to make.

    Also, I kinda disagree about needing to have a car in Jersey City. That place is nothing but buses. There is a major bus/train/path hub right in the heart of the city. A car is nice, but is it absolutely necessary? No.

    I graduate in Dec with an ADN, and i am applying to a preceptorship program that pays $63,000.
  7. by   qtRN
    Hello! I have just transferred here in NYC and I am looking into working in the hospitals in Manhattan to take advantage of the Magnet designated hospitals. However, I am curious about the base salary for NYC hospitals. I know that NYC is has the highest cost of living and the Bay Area in California is second. In the Bay Area, new grads get $37/hr and for senior staff nurses, they get more based on their experience. I was quite disappointed when one of the NYC hospitals in Manhattan offered me $37/hr. I have years of hospital experience and I have BSN, I was very disappointed...considering the taxes that will yet be subtracted to that salary they offer.
  8. by   chip193
    I'm upstate, outside Albany.

    My wife, four years ago, was offered about $19/hr as a new grad in the Albany Area. She was last making $36-40/hr doing Agency work.

    I work in Western MA. As charge in the ER on nights, I make over $72K last year, for a 36 hr. week. Hence, I'm staying in MA! And the charge diff was $1.25/hr (or about $2500).

    Chip
  9. by   Mission
    Quote from qtRN
    Hello! I have just transferred here in NYC and I am looking into working in the hospitals in Manhattan to take advantage of the Magnet designated hospitals. However, I am curious about the base salary for NYC hospitals. I know that NYC is has the highest cost of living and the Bay Area in California is second. In the Bay Area, new grads get $37/hr and for senior staff nurses, they get more based on their experience. I was quite disappointed when one of the NYC hospitals in Manhattan offered me $37/hr. I have years of hospital experience and I have BSN, I was very disappointed...considering the taxes that will yet be subtracted to that salary they offer.
    Even as a new grad I would laugh at $37/hr...you should be able to get a lot more than that.
  10. by   qtRN
    Please let me know what hospitals in NYC hospitals pay their nurses well. I would really appreciate it. Don't get me wrong, I am still after a good working environment but the salary is one of the factors that I still consider especially with the high standard of living here in NYC.
  11. by   Mission
    Hmm, well I don't work at a hospital but I have a friend that just started as a new grad at St. Vincents who is getting $44/hr. My understanding is the going hourly rate in Manhattan hospitals is mid-40s for per diems, I'm not sure what travelers or agency nurses get.
  12. by   tulips134
    I live in Queens, one of the outer boroughs of NYC...about 25mins train ride to Midtown. I own my apartment since 2003. I figured, renting a 1br apt (800sf) where I live, would cost me about $1200-1400/mo, so I decided to buy instead. It was one of the best investments I'd ever made. My mortgage and maintainance fee cost me less than $1200/mo. Due to a recent realestate boom, the value of my apt. has nearly doubled since I bought it.
    I made $97K with OTs last year. I averaged $90K/yr since I started working as nurse. I have paid off roughly $32K in student loans, $13K car loan, saved $45K for a down payment, closing costs, all the furnishings in my apt., fully funded IRA and 403b plan every year. And, I've traveled oveseas atleast 1-2x/yr and was able to partially fund graduate school tuition too( the hospital paid other half).
    Yes! you CAN live comfortably in NYC.
  13. by   Doofy
    Unfortunately, nyc real estate isn't going to be doubling again any time soon. An 800sq/ft apt in a decent area in Queens will cost you anywhere from 250K for a coop to 400+K for a nice condo. Even with a nice down, that should be over 3K of housing expenses a month.

    I've been looking to downsize to an apt. I just started my first day of clinicals yesterday. :sigh: 2 more years until I can start making money again.

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