2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 11

from: advance for nurses survey results: the state of salaries by stephanie m. adamow, erin james & abigail scott what you are making? in our survey, nearly half of the 11,000... Read More

  1. by   inwyte
    Quote from Compassionate_Nurse
    yeah i live in florida and make 38,000 as my base pay! where in florida do these people work?
    oh, yes!...im in northern florida, working prn but still doesnt make much.the highest offer is only 25 an hour..i was shocked !!!!.........cost ofl iving is rising here but salaries have been left behind...aghh!!!
  2. by   NYNewGrad
    classmate just started as a new grad night shift at 69K in NY
  3. by   bsweilrn
    I am a RN BSN working with Dept of Corrections. I graduated from Nursing School in 1990. I will make around $52K this year. I think when I graduated, I was making $14.50/hr. Of course, I am working 2nd shift, and every other weekend. I heard an ad for truck drivers today on radio, they can make between 45-60K. Doesn't seem fair wage for what we are doing.
  4. by   AtlantaRN
    I have 10 yrs hospital experience, and just now have hit the $25/h mark...

    kind of frustrating when new grads at my facility start at $19.99/h...my starting wage was $12/h in 1995 (but it will be excellent for my son, he graduates in 2007)

    linda
  5. by   anntito
    I'm in the float pool and primarily work the ICU settings, also do med surg. The pool RN's make 25/hr. Benefits are included also, which is always a plus.
  6. by   kadokin
    Quote from momandnurse28
    I'm am just starting as a brand new RN at a large, rural hospital in New Hampshire. My base pay is $21/hr. Is that good to start?
    Central Il here, That is what I make after 10 yrs at a community hospital. $90,000 buys a v.modest home in a good school district in this area.
  7. by   hal248
    Could anyone tell me the salaries and living expenses in the Williamsburg area of Virginia? My wife wants to move there with in the next year. I'm currently in the Long Island New York area. The pay here is not bad with 18 years experiance I get about $38/hr.
  8. by   KDS1113
    Hi
    I am grossing 84000.00 per year as a 20 year RN
    This is the average in the metro puget sound for an experienced nurse.
    Some hospitals are union but the salaries are set by competition to keep and maintain staff and all hosipitals are very close to the same.

    The cost of living here is going up drastically a modest home is approx 250000.00 in the outside of metro areas currently. The good with the bad.

    The topics at union meetings is safe staffing and no mandatory overtime.
    ie... have worked 12 hour shift short on staff supervisor requires someone to stay an extra 8 hours. Could you trust yourself and the saftey of your practice at this point.
  9. by   Ventjock
    Quote from KDS1113
    Hi
    I am grossing 84000.00 per year as a 20 year RN
    This is the average in the metro puget sound for an experienced nurse.
    Some hospitals are union but the salaries are set by competition to keep and maintain staff and all hosipitals are very close to the same.

    The cost of living here is going up drastically a modest home is approx 250000.00 in the outside of metro areas currently. The good with the bad.

    The topics at union meetings is safe staffing and no mandatory overtime.
    ie... have worked 12 hour shift short on staff supervisor requires someone to stay an extra 8 hours. Could you trust yourself and the saftey of your practice at this point.
    yeah seattle area is supposed to be most expensive place to live in the USA. yeah San Fran has houses that are median at around 700K, but on MSN they compare cost of living overall. so one might make more $$$ in san fran, so housing is "supposed" to be more affordable there.....crazy as that sounds. i love texas though. luxury....yes luxury home for 200K. great home for 120K. starter home, brand new for around 80-90K. san antonio and hill country area.
  10. by   ascnbe
    Quote from sckooshy1
    I am a student too in California. I hope that is true! If anything, once I get my A.S. degree, I will go for B.S. and if all goes well, I'll continue until I am a Nurse Practitioner. I hear they make a TON! But I will start with the A.S. degree to get me started. I am so determined! I want the finer things damnit!
    I have a good friend that graduated and is now a nurse practitioner. She is working but had a really hard tiime finding a job. PA's make more and go to school less. Go figure.
  11. by   ascnbe
    Quote from ascnbe
    I have a good friend that graduated and is now a nurse practitioner. She is working but had a really hard tiime finding a job. PA's make more and go to school less. Go figure.
    Added note: I have another friend that worked with me as an X-ray tech. She just finished school and is now a radiology therapist. She got hired right out of school in Tampa at 28.50 an hour starting pay. I am thinking of going into that myself. As an RNIII with 11 years ER experience in a level 1 trauma center I make 27.10 and I will top out at 28.50. There is inequaty in that. Nurses should be making 40.00 an hour based on the responsibility, and the liability. We have not kept pace with the economy and it is due to lack of unity in nursing. As long as one nurse crosses a picket line to take the job of another nurse that is fighting for change, no change will come. We succeed or fail as a group. Rather than find the state or hospital that is paying the most, we as a group should be doing all in our power to bring wages in line with the position.
    Last edit by ascnbe on Oct 3, '05 : Reason: spelling
  12. by   ginceasar
    [QUOTE=BGSRN]Hourly salary in Mass at one community hospital for experienced RN is about $42.00/hr straight time. $6.00 diff for nights[/QUOT
    Do you know the name of that hospital? My fiance and I are considering moving up there, depending on his job? Thanks. Lori
  13. by   ginceasar
    Sorry about that, first time to the site. Do you know the name of the hospital in Mass where they are paying $42 for experienced nurses. Thanks. Lori

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