2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 19

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   mdfog10
    I have to disagree with KAT. I work in SF and will make $85,000 this year . The only OT I do is related to our lousy computerized charting. 36 hours a week is enough for me!
  2. by   azerrn
    No. AZ, topped out on pay @$33.00 hr. Housing costs have jumped the past two years. Normal price on lot is $250,000 and up.
  3. by   passhunic
    Quote from jdkaos
    Well I am in the wrong state!! The average wage in MI is around 45,000 a year. But that is not including overtime.
    what part of michigan do you llive in? i am an lpn and planning on moving or getting a job transfer to ann arbor within next three months? will i survive with two kids?
  4. by   SophiaRN
    I work Baylors in Colorado (16 hr. days on Sat & Sun). Actually end up working 32 hours & get paid for 40 hrs. Pay is $27/hr, which if you look at actual hrs worked 'vs' hours paid comes out to $33.75/hr.
  5. by   rjflyn
    Quote from passhunic
    what part of michigan do you llive in? i am an lpn and planning on moving or getting a job transfer to ann arbor within next three months? will i survive with two kids?

    As long as you dont "live" in Ann Arbor. Its a college town and as such the housing costs are elevated because of that. One can save several hundred dollars a month in rent or mortgage payments just by driving 20-30 mins.

    rj
  6. by   robpenn
    Quote from EricTAMUCC-BSN
    interesting, found an article about the current state of wages in general:

    Many economists, liberal and conservative, are perplexed by two unusual trends: Wage growth has trailed far behind productivity growth during the past four years, and the share of national income going to employee compensation is unusually low by historical standards.

    Bradford DeLong, an economist at UC Berkeley, said that current wage patterns do not conform to traditional economic explanations.

    "You'd think that with the unemployment rate near 5 percent and productivity growth so strong, employers would be anxious to raise payrolls and would have plenty of headroom to raise wages," he said. "But they're not."


    -http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/04/12/BUGCUC6H4K1.DTL&type=business
    I have been a nurse for over 30 years. I have worked in three different countries, including USA.

    I have had the enjoyment of being favoured for being a male, and the feeling of absolute discrimination for being a male. I have had positions of management, and basic RN (current).

    I was considering going back to the USA, but after reviewing your forum I would have to be mad. I earn in excess of $65,000 AUD, get paid for 7 weeks annual leave, and 2 weeks long service leave per annum. My manager does not own my life, and if I decide when I want to work full time (38 hour week). My standard of living is reasonable. Not brilliant but reasonable (remember I have worked in the USA) Do not think things are better in the USA, but on a par with other western countries.

    Frankly anyone who considers nurses would be paid a reasonable wage instead of a just liveable existance is in a dreamland. We do not really make decisions and we are not in charge of any real budget and we have no political swing. The only thing in our favour is no one with our training would want our job.
  7. by   glenwood
    Wages are low in Florida. Nurses don''t get much respect there either. One big reason is very few Florida nurses are unionised. Housing costs are low relative to northern and eastern urban area but it doesn't make up for it.
  8. by   mark hamel
    One reason that wages are low,America Hospital Assn. and the big for-profit chains are in bed together..... http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_r...fm?DR_ID=38048
  9. by   ICURN2006
    I am a new RN working in Austin Texas (I've been an RN for about 6 months now in ICU) and the network I work for started my fellow graduates and I at $19.28 an hour. In order to not top out quickly in my pay category we have to do a clinical ladder and spend extra time on our unit doing activities (i.e. conducting inservices on new equipment, become part of a team, such as policies and procedures revisory, etc.). Also as a new RN, we are required to rotate month to month from days to nights (12 hour shifts), as well as take call once a month. Most of our night shift employees are traveling RNs, because of the shortage of experienced RNs that apply. Seems like a low rate of pay considering how much other states are offering, even for a newbie like myself.
  10. by   gbcn2000
    what is the average nursing salary in florida for permanent and then for travel nursing.
  11. by   gbcn2000
    I have been nursing for 10 years and I started out in med/surg nursing in atlanta georgia making about that. Most hospitals are going to leveling to remain compete with other hospitals. I have done alot of travel nursing, and have come to realize that the key to making money in nursing is to not become staff or stay per diem if at all possible. I pay for my own health insurance and it actually is maybe 20.00 more a pay period than if i had gotten it through my employer, and i have a family plan. I work in the critical care float poo, My base pay is 36.00 an hour 7a-7p with shift diff and every 3 months if i have no call outs there is a 3000.00 bonus.
  12. by   CaringFool
    Quote from glenwood
    Wages are low in Florida. Nurses don''t get much respect there either. One big reason is very few Florida nurses are unionised. Housing costs are low relative to northern and eastern urban area but it doesn't make up for it.

    Nurses at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, FL are trying to start a union. They are facing intimidation from the admin and there has been a complete media blackout. It doesn't look good...
  13. by   teeituptom
    Nursing pay could be some better, but Im satisfied with greater than a 100 k a year

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