How much do NY nurses make? - page 6

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 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.
    Wow! I admire you. How'd you do it? Did you go to a financial planner for advice? I want to own soon and also have my debt paid off.
  2. by   chuck1234
    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.
    A nice apartment will cost you $1,800 to $2,700 a month. If you don't cook, you spend $15 to 30 for food....plus transportation...a minimum $4 a day...taking a taxi cab is a different story...dry cleaner...
    Well...you are lucky if you can save $10,000 from your yearly salary.
  3. by   Ms. Mad
    I was hired as a new grad on permit to Coney Island Hospital in Feb of this year. (Brooklyn, NY) Salary for day shift is $61,527 a year. I have no dependants so taxes take over 33% of my salary.
  4. by   Bongsau
    G'day everyone. Im an Australian RN considering moving to NYC. I have a little over 3 years experience in a major teaching hospital in Sydney. I should have my greencard in 1-2 months. Is it realistic to think i can get a decent job, with a decent salery, and live in a decent area of NYC? Or am i just dreaming??
  5. by   KEVIN88GT
    Assuming you can pass the boards and get a NY state license you can make anywhere from 60-70k a year in NYC (and the 5 boroughs) as an RN. If you dont live in the city (where the rent is insane) you can live pretty comfortably..... depending on the type of lifestyle you let yourself afford.
  6. by   krissy25
    hi! I dont know if I posted in the right thread, but here it goes.. Im planning to take NCLEX NY but is it true that NCLEX in NY is difficult compared to other state?
  7. by   ymmai
    Hi! Can anyone tell me how much is the salary of nursing home nurses annually (specifically in Bronx)? Hope someone replies... Thanks.
  8. by   espikey
    Quote from krissy25
    hi! I dont know if I posted in the right thread, but here it goes.. Im planning to take NCLEX NY but is it true that NCLEX in NY is difficult compared to other state?
    The NCLEX is the same in every state, it is only the requirements to take the test that are different.

    espikey
  9. by   espikey
    Quote from ymmai
    Hi! Can anyone tell me how much is the salary of nursing home nurses annually (specifically in Bronx)? Hope someone replies... Thanks.

    LPN or RN salaries?
  10. by   krissy25
    Quote from espikey
    The NCLEX is the same in every state, it is only the requirements to take the test that are different.

    espikey
    hi! thanks for the info
  11. by   ymmai
    Quote from espikey
    LPN or RN salaries?
    Espikey, RN. How much?Thanks...
  12. by   teenynurse
    i guess it where you live in ny, I live near Buffalo where as a GN I made 20 then I work a year later I make 23 dollars an hour
  13. by   teenynurse
    I took my LPN boards and RN boards in NY I know if you take them in Ny you have to take abuse class on elderly and child before you take your boards,if you get Kaplan review book at borders or another book store the questions in ny or pretty much exactly like that

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