2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 2

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   urmomma69
    I am doing a report on becoming a nurse and I was wondering how much you make in the first year on average?

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    Last edit by urmomma69 on Jun 1, '05
  2. by   BGSRN
    Hourly salary in Mass at one community hospital for experienced RN is about $42.00/hr straight time. $6.00 diff for nights
  3. by   swillmsrn
    Where does Oklahoma figure in the charts? I bet it is one of the lowest paying states in the USA and it has a relatively high state income tax. It's a wonder any nurses work here in the good old OK.
  4. by   suebird3
    Just 2 be curious.....How do the states of MN and IL figure? :chuckle
  5. by   NursePamela
    I have worked in florida as a nurse and there is a big difference between north FL and south FL. Miami makes a lot more than Jacksonville. Florida is typically below average, on the average. :-)
  6. by   UM Review RN
    If you're going to work agency, you might find some helpful information on the delphi forum for travel nurses. Usually agency nurses are paid at a higher rate than hospital employees. Florida rates are generally low all-around.

    Try a search for Travel Nurses & Therapists-No Recruiting

    http://forums.delphiforums.com
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Jun 27, '05
  7. by   tglagol
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    If you're going to work agency, you might find some helpful information on the delphi forum for travel nurses. Usually agency nurses are paid at a higher rate than hospital employees. Florida rates are generally low all-around.

    Try a search for Travel Nurses & Therapists-No Recruiting

    http://forums.delphiforums.com

    Thank you for the "tip", but I never go on any site if it suggests registering... Just waste of time! It is easier to ask people, and that's what this forum is for.
  8. by   jenib
    We make just under $30 an hour, but I know one girl who made over $100,000 with overtime last year.
  9. by   tiggerforhim
    Quote from tglagol
    What's wrong with Americans??? You ask them a simple question: how much are the salaries in Florida, they answer "more than here or there " How much? What is the range? Can't they be specific??? Unspecificity is the sign of low achievers!!!
    Ummm, relax. One reason is that it (the being unspecific) is partly cultural. You just don't up and tell people how much you make. Don't ask me why, though.
  10. by   NursePamela
    Hey tglagol! I answered you about Florida varies in salary between North and south in thread #18. I did not answer you about LPN's and a specific salary. I do not know a whole lot about LPN's but I will tell you a lot of florida hospitals have done away with LPNs. I can not be more specific than that because I do not know any more than that.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Quote from tglagol
    Thank you for the "tip", but I never go on any site if it suggests registering... Just waste of time! It is easier to ask people, and that's what this forum is for
    Registration was required for this website.

    This is the NEWS section. Inquiries posted here may or may not get a response, especially if burried in a thread.

    Quote from tglagol
    I tried to find nursing salaries (just to know if I should bother...), but it takes time to press buttons playing with my PC, and for me every spare minute spells MONEY
    Glad you find our site so valuable.

    One can search salary for a specific location/state using www.salary.com is best advice.
  12. by   UM Review RN
    Edited-- and reported.
  13. by   live4today
    Quote from tglagol
    Oy wey!!!! Why such anger? Are all nurses so angry?! Thank God I do not have to endure some angry people! On the other hand, I appreciate criticism, because it helps one look at oneself from a distance and at a different angle. For this I thank you. I also met a few LPNs with experience who know what they are doing. I was talking about a trend to do away with the LPNs in many states. I did not elaborate whether or not they are "up to the mark" in the profession. I just meant that this level is not enough and LPNs have to be atuned onto new tendencies in health care, and for this one might think about growing and becoming an RN.
    There are many RNs who are not "up to the mark" in the profession, yet they are still taking care of patients/clients. These same nurses also need "to be atuned onto new tendencies in health care". (your exact wording used in both quotations). So, I'm sure you have a plan for them to.

    You have completed your pre-reqs for the RN, but you are not yet a RN. As a former preceptor of RNs and LPNs, let me prepare you in advance for the best part of what a nurse brings to the bedside or tableside (wherever your patient/client happens to be when in your care). You really need to work on your attitude so that you can present your profession as a nurse one day with a much better disposition than you are presenting of yourself on this forum. Tearing down other nurses -- LPNs or RNs -- is NOT the way to improve one's behavior, attitude, bedside manner, or to have your nursing peers want to embrace you enough to help you once you get to the floor for clinicals. You will isolate yourself in school with the nursing students you will be blessed to meet just by the way you carry yourself. You seriously do need a reality check, and I mean that in the most sincere way.

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