2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 12

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   ginceasar
    Quote from cyr330
    The wages here are EXCELLENT. Even with the increased cost of living, I come out way ahead of what I earned in New Orleans. The average salary of a staff nurse here is about $80,000 ($40+ an hour).
    Yes, I will agree with you. I lived in SF last year and I now live in Naples, FL. The pay down here sucks! As a traveller I make 26.75, for nights. The permanent staff make less. Unreal eh? And let me tell you, the cost of living in Naples is like the La Jolla or San Francisco of California. The average home is over $500,000. I miss CA, the organic food, the outdoor active lifestyle and the people.
  2. by   ginceasar
    Quote from jsteine1
    Re: Florida: no income tax, average sales tax. Cost of housing very variable. East coast higher than west. Northern Florida lowest, South Florida high;ie Lauderdale,Miami, Naples, Sarasotas. Tampa and Orlando, moderate.
    I just want to help out and clarify the Fl cost of living thing. I live in Naples, FL and it is the most expensive city in FL. The cheapest home is approx $500,000. An apt that they are now converting into condo's starts at @260,000. To buy a carraige or coach home, the average is $400,000. It is very, very expensive here. The person making $20,000-75,000 is really having a tough time making it here. The homes are being sold at double what the purchase price was two years ago. This place is growing like mad. In season you can hardly move in traffic, for all the Northerners that come down for the winter! Southern Fl is growing faster than the state can handle. The pay is not relative to the cost of living either. Pay sucks! Nursing is behind in technology, compared to the West coast. so...I know I may sound bitter but that is just the true facts of FL nursing and cost of living.
  3. by   Ventjock
    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.
    not really. PA school is full time and more hours. usually 24-33 months. no summers off, hardly anyone goes to PA school full time and work full time as some NP students do.

    sorry to go off topic but i had to defend......same thing defending a RN who is called nothing but a pill passer.....
    Last edit by Ventjock on Oct 3, '05
  4. by   Hairstylingnurse
    Quote from ginceasar
    I just want to help out and clarify the Fl cost of living thing. I live in Naples, FL and it is the most expensive city in FL. The cheapest home is approx $500,000. An apt that they are now converting into condo's starts at @260,000. To buy a carraige or coach home, the average is $400,000. It is very, very expensive here. The person making $20,000-75,000 is really having a tough time making it here. The homes are being sold at double what the purchase price was two years ago. This place is growing like mad. In season you can hardly move in traffic, for all the Northerners that come down for the winter! Southern Fl is growing faster than the state can handle. The pay is not relative to the cost of living either. Pay sucks! Nursing is behind in technology, compared to the West coast. so...I know I may sound bitter but that is just the true facts of FL nursing and cost of living.
    AMEN, YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH....
  5. by   TinaRiy85
    Quote from Kate2233
    Nursing salaries in Florida are notoriously low. You have to work a ton of hours to make a decent living. Houses have doubled in the past 3 years and salaries have gone nowhere or have gotten lower. Travel agencies are paying in the mid-$20 range with an average housing stipend of $1K per month or less. I was quoted a basic salary (with 10 years of RN experience) of $25 per hour at a large hospital in the Tampa Bay area. Nurses in the Philadelphia area that are right out of school are starting at that rate. Agencies here are paying greater than $40 per hour. IC can make $50 and up per hour. When are the Florida nurses going to wake up and realize that they need a UNION??? The "right to work" excuse is only a "right to be poor" one unless you decide to work 60 hours a week. Please prove me wrong by telling me specifically where you can do better in Florida. Thanks
    What does an agency do?
  6. by   ascnbe
    Quote from ramiro_ac
    not really. PA school is full time and more hours. usually 24-33 months. no summers off, hardly anyone goes to PA school full time and work full time as some NP students do.

    sorry to go off topic but i had to defend......same thing defending a RN who is called nothing but a pill passer.....
    Isn't a PA a bachelor's degree and a nurse practitioner a master's degree. Last time I heard, it takes longer to get a masters. I made no derogatory comment, just a statement of fact. Nurse anesthetists make more than nurse practitioners also and they have a masters and most of them can't work when going to school. Does that justify the difference in pay? Your anology is totally unrelated to the statement. What does calling nurses derogatory names have to do with how much education is required to do a job and how much they get paid. I also said Radiology Therapists get more than nurses. I don't think that is right either. The point was that nurses don't get paid what they should for the knowledge they are supposed to have, the responsiblity they have, and the liability they have. I don't begrudge a PA what they make, I just think a nurse paractitioner should make as much or more. The NP in many cases works independent of a physician. So you can put down your sword, I am a nonthreatening windmill.
  7. by   Floridaguy
    Quote from ascnbe
    Isn't a PA a bachelor's degree and a nurse practitioner a master's degree. Last time I heard, it takes longer to get a masters. I made no derogatory comment, just a statement of fact. Nurse anesthetists make more than nurse practitioners also and they have a masters and most of them can't work when going to school. Does that justify the difference in pay? Your anology is totally unrelated to the statement. What does calling nurses derogatory names have to do with how much education is required to do a job and how much they get paid. I also said Radiology Therapists get more than nurses. I don't think that is right either. The point was that nurses don't get paid what they should for the knowledge they are supposed to have, the responsiblity they have, and the liability they have. I don't begrudge a PA what they make, I just think a nurse paractitioner should make as much or more. The NP in many cases works independent of a physician. So you can put down your sword, I am a nonthreatening windmill.

    AMEN!! NP's have much more education than PA's. It takes an average of 7 full years of full-time education to become an NP from scratch - and that doesn't include the practical RN experience that good NP programs require before accepting someone as a student. Did you know that you can become a PA with an associates degree, with a similar time frame to complete an AS in nursing? :smackingf Don't believe me? Check out the Miami-Dade Community College website @ http://www.mdc.edu/Programs/as.asp

    Scary, huh?
  8. by   jude48
    Quote from miamiblue
    The salaries in Florida are considerably more - mostly due to the shortage and overtime.
    Hi,
    Tell me where in Florida salary for LPN's is OK?
  9. by   Esme12
    Quote from jude48
    Hi,
    Tell me where in Florida salary for LPN's is OK?
    I went to Florida this past summer....I would take at least a 35.00 pay cut and the housing is NOT CHEAPER> The food os NOT cheaper. The clothing is NOT cheaper
    Someone has a good line but I found it more or at least equal to boston live but with substantial less pay. Atlantic coast from port st lucie to plantation to welington to coral springs..guess I like th snow...Boston
  10. by   Esme12
    Quote from 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. Than.ks. Lori
    Almost any of them....MGH, Salem, Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert, Brigham/Womens MOunt auburn, St e's almost any MNA hospital Lost in boston
  11. by   Esme12
    [QUOTE=ginceasar]
    Quote from 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
    Beverly Hospital In beverly MA and Addison Gilbert In Gloucester boston
  12. by   jude48
    Quote from Kate2233
    Nursing salaries in Florida are notoriously low. You have to work a ton of hours to make a decent living. Houses have doubled in the past 3 years and salaries have gone nowhere or have gotten lower. Travel agencies are paying in the mid-$20 range with an average housing stipend of $1K per month or less. I was quoted a basic salary (with 10 years of RN experience) of $25 per hour at a large hospital in the Tampa Bay area. Nurses in the Philadelphia area that are right out of school are starting at that rate. Agencies here are paying greater than $40 per hour. IC can make $50 and up per hour. When are the Florida nurses going to wake up and realize that they need a UNION??? The "right to work" excuse is only a "right to be poor" one unless you decide to work 60 hours a week. Please prove me wrong by telling me specifically where you can do better in Florida. Thanks

    You can't make it in Florida ..... The wages are too low and cost of living is the same as the North. The people in Florida will NEVER change . The NLN will not help nurse here and the older people like it this way. The folks from the south are aware of poor wages and accept this way of life. The right to work issue has got way out of hand in Florida . Jeb Bush needs to stop this nonsense now. Nurses will continue to leave this state . I thought I would be here forever but I like the money too much and my self esteem is intact . I think the folks down here left self esteem go ages ago, nurse in the south are happy with whatever the facilities throw at them
  13. by   jsteine1
    [QUOTE=re happy with whatever the facilities throw at them[/QUOTE]



    Just moved from fla. This info is correct!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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