How much do NY nurses make?

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    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, and was making $18.75/hr base before I moved. I was working the night shifts - 7pm-7am, and every other weekends. In Florida, we got between 15-33% more for differentials for nights and weekends and a little higher for holidays. My salary did include benefits and 401K, ect. I made a total of $41,000 last year working the night shift. I currently live in Long Island, Nassau county, and was wondering if anyone can tell me how much I will make working in one of the local hospitals in Nassau county? How much an hour? how much are the night differentials? How much a year? I am hoping to work for one of the North Shore hospitals, hopefully on a post surgical womens unit (if they have a unit like that, or mother baby), which is where I worked in Florida. I was also wondering how do the night differentials work, are they a % of what you make or do they give you more/hr? Any help will be greatly aprreciated. Thanks.

    Michele
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    I heard new grads get 58-64k depending on the hospital... Being that you have 2 years exp. you might end up in the 66k range (depending on the hospital of course)
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    Quote from KEVIN88GT
    I heard new grads get 58-64k depending on the hospital... Being that you have 2 years exp. you might end up in the 66k range (depending on the hospital of course)

    Thanks for the information.

    Michele
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    New Grads that start at the hospital I am working at in orange county are starting at $58,000/year and that doesn't include shift differential!
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    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.
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    NYC area hospitals offer a much higher pay rate. However the cost of living is much higher in those areas.

    I live in upstate NY New grad start here between $ 19 - $20 an hour.
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    Quote from casper1
    NYC area hospitals offer a much higher pay rate. However the cost of living is much higher in those areas.

    I live in upstate NY New grad start here between $ 19 - $20 an hour.
    Really, that's all for upstate NY?? That is about the same as Florida.
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    Thats pretty much the base rate for new grads in my area. You do get shift differential. I don't think it is as high as you are presently recieving. Where I work we get $1.75 for evening $2.00 for nights on weekends the shift is $3.00 for nights.

    Some hospitals offer nice sign on bonus.

    The cost of living is lower. You can buy a beautiful home in a excellent area
    for $150,000. A lot cheaper than NYC.
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    In NYC, new grads (ASN) (no experience what-so-ever) make $60,000 - $62,000. ($30.00/hr)! With no shift differential. Yippee!
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    Quote from Ari RN
    In NYC, new grads (ASN) (no experience what-so-ever) make $60,000 - $62,000. ($30.00/hr)! With no shift differential. Yippee!
    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.


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