CA new grad, doing the CA new grad thing. I have a second interview out of state in the next few weeks. Like many I was considering getting my exp and returning to CA for the high salary.
I checked the out of state hospital's benefits online and i gotta say wow, it seems pretty sweet. So now I'm wondering with all things considered do the benefits outweigh the difference in wage? roughly 1/2 of CA wage, with cost of living its not quite balancing it out but close.
So here's the highlights:
- standard medical/rx + vision + dental
- life + disability
- 200% match on retirement (my teachers told us nurses dont get retirement funds!)
- PTO year-0 = 193hrs (so if im on 12's its a bit over 16 days? its that alot??!)
- tuition loan $3k/yr, CME $500free/yr
- free childcare onsite
Thats the highlights, there is the standard EAP, 1.5 time holiday etc.
What are your thoughts on this? If its as good as it sounds i may just forgeddabout CA and settle down.