2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 4

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   Dave11
    my base pay is a bit above the median for MA according to the article linked on page1.
  2. by   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?
  3. by   zacsmimi
    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?
    I work in Long Term care just outside of Portland, and I make a base of $19 - and I have 13 years experience. Hospitals do pay more... usually have good benefits... take advantage of them all.

    Congratulations!!!
  4. by   DalNur
    Quote from jenib
    We make just under $30 an hour, but I know one girl who made over $100,000 with overtime last year.
    Hey, I am also living in Nova Scotia. Currently studying at DAL.

    She must be crazy to work so many overtimes. Plus you won't get too much after all the taxes we pay.
  5. by   michelleicu
    gosh all these nurses making bling bling,what do you all do when tax season comes? do you have to pay uncle sam yeah?
  6. by   sloveladyg
    I live in MO. DON in Nsg Home can make 55,000 to 65,000.
    Agency 30 to 35+ per hour.
    Base rate in hospitals is around 23 -25 per hour (I think)
    The nursing shortage in this state is extreme.
    In some of the larger areas, I believe the salaries are even better.
  7. by   alshizawi
    im saying hello to our community
  8. by   dinkymouse
    I work in LTC and without overtime I will make +$50,000 this year. Since we always get overtime I could probably make +$90,000. :hatparty:
  9. by   jsteine1
    The statistics support the theory, but there are a number of critical steps to being employed as a nurse and no one is documenting the barriers. Getting an RN by endorsement in Illinois is nothing short of a nightmare. I have been an RN for 30 years and quite frankly, a number of my earliest employers or school instructers are now in their dotage and Illinois requires signed and sealed forms for just about everything you ever did. It has taken 6 months just to get a permit here. This state does FBI checks, however it took them 4 months to let me know that the fingerprints submitted were rejected as unreadable. So I had to start that all over again. The other issue is how employment inquiries are handled and by whom. I have contacted institutions that were running current ads. I was put on hold and forgotton, told there were no openings when in fact there were, had no response to faxed resume' submissions or online responses if the employer requires that.It is absurd when you consider the amount of money hospital or Long term facility spends on newspapers, mailers, job fairs, sign on bonuses, billboards, internet sites.
    The investment should be occuring where the rubber meets the road;ie the initial contact with an applicant. Individuals should be trained on telephone technique, to ALWAYS get the name and ph# of a licensed pro making an employment inquiry, be knowledgable about open positions, or transfer the caller to someone who does. There may be a shortage, but there is a deficit in recruiting methodolgy and skills in all types of institutions using registered nurses.
  10. by   jeanie250
    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.
    Nurses in the new york city metro area make 52,000.00 per year to start if the work for the city, state or federal government to start. However in the private sector they make 10,000 to 15,000 more. There is a consequence though you are severly over worked :angryfire
  11. by   jsteine1
    Quote from jeanie250
    Nurses in the new york city metro area make 52,000.00 per year to start if the work for the city, state or federal government to start. However in the private sector they make 10,000 to 15,000 more. There is a consequence though you are severly over worked :angryfire
    The cost of living in NYC metro is so high in comparison to a majority of the country, its a sin if the average Rn salary is 52K. Outrageous!
  12. by   jsteine1
    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?
    I would say yes, its not bad at all. In Il and MO, a 30 experienced RN gets the same offer in hospice and long term care.
  13. by   urmomma69
    Quote from jeanie250
    Nurses in the new york city metro area make 52,000.00 per year to start if the work for the city, state or federal government to start. However in the private sector they make 10,000 to 15,000 more. There is a consequence though you are severly over worked :angryfire
    wow thanks for writing me back i have gotten so many replies to my question. i know in Maine (where i live) that starting nurses make like 35,000 to 36,000 then the go up and up from there. does ur salary go up and more with each new year or does it stay the same?

    thank you
    Sierra

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