2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 15

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   magenda1
    I work for a staffing agency in Ky. I believe there is a nursing shortage due to facilities trying to cut cost. The top cost being nurses. Otherwise why would there be a need for nurse staffing agencies.
  2. by   oneLoneNurse
    I just came back to floor nursing. I make the most senior scale of something like $33.50 an hour, plus 15% shift diff and $4.00 extra per hour for weekends. Am pretty happy.
  3. by   hsnider
    I just moved to FL from VA 3 months ago and make $3,000 less a year. Not to mention my rent doubled. I live in Orlando and would have thought that nurses could actually make some money down here considering that in VA I lived in a very small town.
  4. by   southjerseyRN
    Im a new grad. Just started my fist RN job at a rural hospital on a general med surg floor and the starting pay rate is $23.52/hr or $44,029 yearly for the day shift. I work the night shift and get the incentive increase of 15% so my anual income is just over $50,000.


    Mark RN
  5. by   krismissdaily_1
    any body from ohio whats the average there
  6. by   lily2159
    Hello. Are you in Miami? Do you really make more than 55,000 w/o OT there? Most of the nurses I know here in St. Pete, Tampa and sorrounding areas make around 40,000 a year. I'm looking to move out of FL since they pay so little compared to nurses I know out west and up north.
    Last edit by lily2159 on Jan 24, '06
  7. by   rjflyn
    Places are slowly starting to wake up. The shift diff in this area is anywhere from $3-8.00 for nights now. One hospital I work agency at in the Orlando area just went to that $8.00 hr on nights 11-7. They were averaging at least 3 agency nurses a night in the ER alone. Its helping as there isnt nearly the number of open shifts as there was.

    The general impression I get without asking people about their specific wages is there are some people getting paid in the $55,000-60,0000 range. Its not really that big of a stretch- for example a lowish $22hr= $45,760 + say avg $5 diff is $10,400 which comes to $56,160. I know nurses from just general discussion make more than that in base so the 60,000 isnt much of a stretch. Of course this is based on 40 hr weeks.


    Quote from lily2159
    Hello. I was curious as to where in FL you live that you make more than 55,000. Most of the nurses I know here in St. Pete and Tampa make around 40,000-45,000.
    Last edit by rjflyn on Jan 24, '06
  8. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from rjflyn
    Places are slowly starting to wake up. The shift diff in this area is anywhere from $3-8.00 for nights now. One hospital I work agency at in the Orlando area just went to that $8.00 hr on nights 11-7. They were averaging at least 3 agency nurses a night in the ER alone. Its helping as there isnt nearly the number of open shifts as there was.

    The general impression I get without asking people about their specific wages is there are some people getting paid in the $55,000-60,0000 range. Its not really that big of a stretch- for example a lowish $22hr= $45,760 + say avg $5 diff is $10,400 which comes to $56,160. I know nurses from just general discussion make more than that in base so the 60,000 isnt much of a stretch. Of course this is based on 40 hr weeks.
    Agreed, but remember, that's with 40-hour weeks and working night shift.
  9. by   JennB03
    I live in Indiana, the starting wage for the top hospitals in this region is $15.65/hr. I started out in critical care at $17.00/hr. I have been a nurse for 3 1/2 yrs and now make a few dollars more. The cost of living is lower here than some states but I know it is higher than the some parts of Texas and from what I can see they make significantly more. I am starting to think I live in the wrong state.
  10. by   mysticalwaters1
    Quote from magenda1
    I believe there is a nursing shortage due to facilities trying to cut cost. The top cost being nurses. Otherwise why would there be a need for nurse staffing agencies.
    I just had my contract negotiations and this is a prime factor that we had issues with, pay. The only way to cut costs is the staff! It's in the design and it stinks! Meanwhile the CEOs make loads of money. My facility has seen several different CEOs. I'm wondering if that's a bad sign? I'm young but I know of other not hospitals but buisness areas and they don't fly through CEOs like my hospital does. Then again maybe they don't make as much as other buisnesses. I don't know but management seems to be an issue here. Maybe it's everywhere.
  11. by   JessicRN
    I live in MA and work in a Boston Hospital and make 42.97/hr Yes I am an experienced nurse but the most experienced nurse here gets 46.97 after one year of working here. (that does not include night diff which is $5.00 nor weekend pay which is $1.50 nor overtime which is anything over 36hrs:spin:
  12. by   zandra
    can someone please tell me what is the starting pay for nurses in TX? I call the Seton hospitla one day and asked this question and i was told $19 hr. Can anyone please verify this information.

    thanks all
  13. by   3months
    I am going to work in NY. Anyone who can give more details? For example, how much the average salary and tax is in NY.

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