Nursing Home Pay ??

  1. Tomorrow I start orientation at a local nursing home. I live in North Carolina and I'm a new grad with no experience. We will be discussing pay rates and I have no clue what the going rate for an RN in the nursing home is. If anyone has any knowledge on this please help me! I don't want to go in and get low balled because I don't know any better. I have a friend who said that RNs get paid more in the nursing home setting than in the hospital. I find this hard to believe, but I'm just trying to get an idea. Thanks!
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  3. by   Snowbird17
    Seems like you should have discussed pay before accepting the job...if you are starting orientation tomorrow, they have already sent some sort of salary to HR.
  4. by   ERICRN1985
    What part of NC? I live in North Eastern NC. I would expect no less than $20 an hour to start. I have heard of nowhere that offers less than that round these parts... The only exception to that rule may be a MD's office. Some LTC Facilities in this area offer weekend option above $30 an hour no matter your experence. However someone on weekends must die for you to get that spot. I have only worked at one LTC Facility in this area and it is by far the worst. Offered me $19 an hour prn. I did that long enough for orientation to be over and for me to secure a hospital prn spot to supplement my weekend option pay. If its what you want to do.. Great. If not atleast its a job. If they try to lowball and won't come up on there offer, work long enough for the experence and to pay bills but keep looking. Continue to send out applications. Also, one thing I learned as a overbearing arrogant new nurse is don't burn any bridges. Finally, its also nice to keep your foot in the door some where else also. Just in case.

    Good Luck,
  5. by   RNinject
    This thread is over a year ago but Im hoping if you have an idea as to how much nursing homes are paying today? Esp here in Greensboro,Nc area...i have over a year of experience and I am an RN,BSN..i hope I can get some info here..