Salary expectations - page 2

by Emilynn09 6,717 Views | 25 Comments

Moving from CA to NC and expecting a lower pay rate but what's the average going pay for an RN with a little over a year experience in Onslow County area? Sometimes applications ask for salary requirements and I don't know what's... Read More


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    Quote from MichelleRN34
    Good luck...if you don't like it could you travel over to the next or closest big city ?
    I could, but if I don't want to. I'd rather stay with my husband. The next big city is 2 hours away. It's better to just deal with the low pay. It'll be ok.
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    Yeah that's a little far away.
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    I have heard the rate around here at hospital is around 20$/hr and maybe a little more for shift diff. Houses are generally 150-200,000$ so you can have that to compare to cost of living where you are.
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    Quote from gottagetmyrn
    I have heard the rate around here at hospital is around 20$/hr and maybe a little more for shift diff. Houses are generally 150-200,000$ so you can have that to compare to cost of living where you are.
    Yep. Just bought a house and that sounds about right.
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    Quote from Emilynn09

    Yep. Just bought a house and that sounds about right.
    So...as an RN with 6 yrs experience working in PA @ $34/hr....how do you manage on $20/hr??
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    Quote from jodyangel

    So...as an RN with 6 yrs experience working in PA @ $34/hr....how do you manage on $20/hr??
    Me? I have 1 year experience. I was making $39/ hr in CA. I'm married so dual income helps, as well as the lower cost of living. We definitely aren't as well of as we used to be but we make it just fine. All the bills are paid, we've got food, a home and even some left over. I guess we don't have too many bills so it works.
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    My friend was just hired in the Raleigh area at $20 an hour, as well
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    Wow. Well I make $34/hr in NJ. Hard to think of the pay cut...but hopefully between the lower cost of living ect it will even out? I Do have plenty of bills lol.
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    Quote from jodyangel
    Wow. Well I make $34/hr in NJ. Hard to think of the pay cut...but hopefully between the lower cost of living ect it will even out? I Do have plenty of bills lol.
    I have had no problem making ends meet at all. The cost of living is slightly lower, not as low as the hourly pay reflects, but I'm pretty good with money and haven't got myself into much debt so it's been fine for me. There's not too much around the area where I'm living so I spend less money eating out, or shopping because it's not as accessible as it was in CA. It's a simpler way of life here.
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    Quote from countrygirl1234
    My friend was just hired in the Raleigh area at $20 an hour, as well
    Is he/she a new grad? That sounds low for that area.


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