Comparing a nurses' salary - page 2

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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... Read More


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    I make 2.5 times more than my husband makes.
    I make twice as much as any of my siblings except one.

    It hasn't alway been this way. The outsourcing of jobs has devastated my family.
    I make about $45,000 a year and I feel blessed on more days than not.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    I don't know, I think 30k a year is insultingly low for a RN. Even a new grad. That's what, $15 an hour? As a LPN in a lower cost of living rustbelt state I won't get out of bed for less than $20 an hour. To pay someone with the level of education of a RN 30k a year is unacceptable.
    Agreed! I make half that as a home-health aid and I dont have certificates, degrees or anything. Im in Nursing school and thats why I was hired..
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    30K to 60K is such a wide net, which means this is nothing more than a recruiting drive. I predict starting wages to stay frozen, if not actually decline. Its all about supply vs demand. There is too much supply; I remember the good-old-days, when one would be offered $5000 sign-on bonus.
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    During my first year as a new grad I made just under $90k working 32hrs/week on the evening shift. My second year I made just under $110k. I live & work in the Bay Area & these types of salaries are why nurses from all over the world are trying to work here. Those out-of-staters who do land jobs here unfortunately do not spend their money in Bay Area communities but instead spend their paychecks in their home towns. California is bankrupt, people! If you want to continue being paid these good salaries, be sure to support your local businesses - these are the people who are our patients/paying clients. I am not against non-Californians being hired in Bay Area hospitals, but it is important to "give back" instead of taking, taking, taking...

    Don't get me wrong - I have so much love for my fellow nurses who fly in from other states regularly for work here in the Bay Area to support their families back home, but my heart aches for my other fellow nurses who can't get jobs. The situation is not helped with all these "nursing schools" pumping our new grads every semester. California, what is happening to us?
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    Quote from nursie_nursie_415
    During my first year as a new grad I made just under $90k working 32hrs/week on the evening shift. My second year I made just under $110k. I live & work in the Bay Area & these types of salaries are why nurses from all over the world are trying to work here. Those out-of-staters who do land jobs here unfortunately do not spend their money in Bay Area communities but instead spend their paychecks in their home towns. California is bankrupt, people! If you want to continue being paid these good salaries, be sure to support your local businesses - these are the people who are our patients/paying clients. I am not against non-Californians being hired in Bay Area hospitals, but it is important to "give back" instead of taking, taking, taking...

    Don't get me wrong - I have so much love for my fellow nurses who fly in from other states regularly for work here in the Bay Area to support their families back home, but my heart aches for my other fellow nurses who can't get jobs. The situation is not helped with all these "nursing schools" pumping our new grads every semester. California, what is happening to us?
    Yep. I was born and raised in Cali. Went to nursing school in Santa Clara. I hear ya.
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    yikes!.....30 G per year?....I am not boasting but as a new LPN grad in Colorado I am looking at $65,000 per year, and I am not in LTC....I am in corrections nursing, best gig ever....
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    Quote from Wild Irish LPN
    yikes!.....30 G per year?....I am not boasting but as a new LPN grad in Colorado I am looking at $65,000 per year, and I am not in LTC....I am in corrections nursing, best gig ever....
    Wow, that's great! I am in CO, too. Interviewed in NoCo for a corrections position. Changed my mind. I made $65K in LTC. Took about a 10K pay cut to do private duty. MUCH less stress!! I really enjoy it.
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    30,000 is extremely low, even for a new grad. Where I live, new grads average 68-80,000 gross. My gross pay at the end of my first year was 85,000. I'm very content with my pay.
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    Our new grads earn $100K first year. But I happen to live in a very high cost of living area.
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    which state do you live in needshaldol?...100k?..what department does a new grad can make that much?..new grads with an ADN OR BSN?...THANKS FOR SHARING!


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