Comparing a nurses' salary - page 12
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment among Registered Nurses will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. They also report that large metropolitan cities such as... Read More
Nov 30, '16 by Nursinggal79I'm an lpn and i make over 35,000 a yr. I wouldn't start off at a lower salary than i make now. Rn's in hospitals make about 25 or more an hr so how is that only 30,000 a yr?
Nov 30, '16 by anitalaff, BSN, RNI'm a new grad RN and I work as an RPN and an RN in the community (depending on level of care required) so my wages are mixed. Also, community work has a reputation for lower pay than hospital work. The situation in my area is that hospitals are eliminating RN positions, and using RPNs and PSWs to do the work (that's another story). It looks as though my annual will be around 50k this year.
Dec 9, '16 by VegGal, BSN, RNQuote from BrianAs a new RN (without a BSN when I first started), but with several years of LVN experience, I started at about 75K based on an hourly wage of 40 hrs/wk, in a suburb of Los Angeles. The cost of housing is very high of course, when compared with a couple other states where I've lived, and state taxes are high as well, so I'm not sure if the extra money makes up for these higher expenses, but I'm grateful for it.The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment among Registered Nurses will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. They also report that large metropolitan cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, etc will be hiring the most.
According to PayScale, new Registered Nurses (RNs) earn between $30,233 - $63,540 per year (2012). That's not bad compared to other professions.
How do you feel about your salary compared to other professions?
Friends in other fields of work, for example a tech writer, an engineer and a geologist in my area, all with over 15 years of experience each make between 90K (geologist and engineer) and 115K (tech writer), so I think my wage is fair when considering their years of experience.Last edit by VegGal on Dec 9, '16