2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 5

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   heartrn716
    Quote from jsteine1
    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!

    I am a critcal care nurse, have worked in one of the larger cities in NC for 8 years. (16 yrs as a nurse) A new grad starts at 17.50?hrMax salary at this institution is 29.20. There is a 5 to 7 percent differential for clinical ladder activities. Shift differential is $3.00/hr from 3to11, then $4 an hour from 11 to 7.

    Ten years ago, I was living and working in NYC, I made 57k. that was with OT.
    However the cost of living in NYC is so high, the nurses need to earn at least that just to make ends meet.

    heart
  2. by   urmomma69
    Quote from heartrn716
    i am a critcal care nurse, have worked in one of the larger cities in nc for 8 years. (16 yrs as a nurse) a new grad starts at 17.50?hrmax salary at this institution is 29.20. there is a 5 to 7 percent differential for clinical ladder activities. shift differential is $3.00/hr from 3to11, then $4 an hour from 11 to 7.

    ten years ago, i was living and working in nyc, i made 57k. that was with ot.
    however the cost of living in nyc is so high, the nurses need to earn at least that just to make ends meet.

    heart
    thank you heart for writing me back! i was wondering what r the everyday things that you guys do? i know that that stuff is confidential but just like the basics.
    thanks
    sierra :melody:
  3. by   ascnbe
    I read an article last year that stated the average gross salary nationwide for RNs was 45,000.00. The sad part was the same survey 10 years earlier had the same result. No real change in 10 years. What was minimum wage 10 years ago compared to today? You start out fairly good coming into nursing, but 10 years later, the change in what you make is not comparable to other fields. Compounding that is the fragility of your license. You cannot believe how easily it can be probated or taken. If you ever have to deal with a state board prepare for something out of the Spanish Inquisition. You have to prove your innocent, they don't have to prove you're guilty. They publish results here in LA and it is kinda scary. I think for what we do, what we are held responsible for and the extent of that liability, we are the biggest bargain in healthcare. But hey, we are considered professionals (at least when they are trying to pay straight time for OT)
  4. by   urmomma69
    Quote from ascnbe
    i read an article last year that stated the average gross salary nationwide for rns was 45,000.00. the sad part was the same survey 10 years earlier had the same result. no real change in 10 years. what was minimum wage 10 years ago compared to today? you start out fairly good coming into nursing, but 10 years later, the change in what you make is not comparable to other fields. compounding that is the fragility of your license. you cannot believe how easily it can be probated or taken. if you ever have to deal with a state board prepare for something out of the spanish inquisition. you have to prove your innocent, they don't have to prove you're guilty. they publish results here in la and it is kinda scary. i think for what we do, what we are held responsible for and the extent of that liability, we are the biggest bargain in healthcare. but hey, we are considered professionals (at least when they are trying to pay straight time for ot)
    u r right that is kinda scary. i am not sure yet that i am going to go to nursing school or to to jonhsons and wales and become a chef. but yet again i am only 14 and when i decided to do a report on becoming a nurse i realized how helping save someones life has got to be one of the best feelings in the world. thanks for taking the time to reply to my questions.

    thanks
    sierra
  5. by   dee1kc
    Quote from 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. :-)
    I am a CNM working for a community health center--I have a master's degree and I only make $31.00/hour--so central Florida must not be up there in salary ranges with Miami--maybe I need to look for another job...
  6. by   ascnbe
    Quote from urmomma69
    u r right that is kinda scary. i am not sure yet that i am going to go to nursing school or to to jonhsons and wales and become a chef. but yet again i am only 14 and when i decided to do a report on becoming a nurse i realized how helping save someones life has got to be one of the best feelings in the world. thanks for taking the time to reply to my questions.

    thanks
    sierra
    don't let my response discourage you. i have had many jobs in my life. i have been an ironworker, commercial diver, sold rare coins. nothing i have done gave me any real satisfaction even though some of the jobs paid much more than this does. i have been a part of changing many lives for the better over the last 10 years as an er nurse. i can't even count how many the trauma team i work in have brought back from the brink of death. i whine about pay because i know we deserve more and would get it if we stick together. at 14, you might be that person that comes along and bring us together. if you think this is what you want don't let anyone discourage you. i love what i do, but complaining is the only other thing i do well. so i get some amount of satisfaction from it.
  7. by   wayover20
    I work in Texas, Emergency Dept and finished my RN in 1990. My hourly rate (full-time 36hr week) is $27.90 and I have reached the cap. Not too bad considering I have benefits. Our hospital pool RN's make $33.00/hr but no benies and are subject to cancellation first. It would not benefit me to go pool.
  8. by   ShayRN
    The new RN's here are making about 20.60 an hour. I have been an RN for 7 years and make 23.63/hr. However, they are offering sign on bonuses over 3000.00. We also have a policy in place that pays extra if you pick up. If it is overtime for a new grad you have the potential of making over 55/hour.
  9. by   mrdoc2005
    I can tell you start pay in Nashville, TN is around 30k. Not that great for 5 years of school and to be living in an expensive southern metro area.
  10. by   Fonenurse
    I am an experienced RN from the UK currently earning $20.42 per hour in the UK, this is for a 9-5 type shift. If I work unsocial hours I can get paid up to $35 an hour. I have a masters degree and am working toward my PhD in my spare time.

    Don't know how this compares to the US, but we have a very different health care system here, so our benefits include an index linked health service pension, sick pay, free health care at point of delivery, state pension plus lots more..
  11. by   Compassionate_Nurse
    Quote from BeachNurse
    Uhhhh...I'm in FL and make SIGNIFICANTLY less than 55, 000. I never do overtime..but I work full time.
    yeah i live in florida and make 38,000 as my base pay! where in florida do these people work?
  12. by   alegea23
    I am currently in school, so have not worked as a nurse yet. I am told by my mom, whose been a nurse for 18 yrs. that RN's start out at $17-$18 an hour. As far as getting yearly increase, she said it's not much. This is in central Florida.
  13. by   oldnurse newnurse
    Quote from BeachNurse
    Uhhhh...I'm in FL and make SIGNIFICANTLY less than 55, 000. I never do overtime..but I work full time.
    You should find a new job because I am a LPN and I make 48,000.00 per year and that is without OT. Oh I live in Chicago, IL. Maybe my experience and I work in subacute care facility. BSN-RN to be 12/17/05.
    Last edit by oldnurse newnurse on Aug 13, '05

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