2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 7

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   BETSRN
    Quote from lossforimagination
    Wow, please say where! I'm in east TX doing the same (RN home health field work) and making less than half that!
    I find that amazing. I do per diem home health visits (Connecticut) and I make far LESS per hour in homecare than I do in the hospital.
  2. by   cyr330
    The wages here are EXCELLENT. Even with the increased cost of living, I come out way ahead of what I earned in New Orleans. The average salary of a staff nurse here is about $80,000 ($40+ an hour).
  3. by   alegea23
    Quote from cyr330
    The wages here are EXCELLENT. Even with the increased cost of living, I come out way ahead of what I earned in New Orleans. The average salary of a staff nurse here is about $80,000 ($40+ an hour).

    Oh my goodness! That's way over what the staff nurse (RN) gets paid here in Florida. Where are you at?? Just curious..
  4. by   alegea23
    Quote from cyr330
    The wages here are EXCELLENT. Even with the increased cost of living, I come out way ahead of what I earned in New Orleans. The average salary of a staff nurse here is about $80,000 ($40+ an hour).

    Sorry, just saw it said San Francisco area... Not with it yet, just woke up not long ago, lol.
  5. by   Karen Nero
    I am a new grad and in Alabama the highest is 18.75 per hour YEK..... I have 42,000.00 in student loans to repay i will be in debt forever.......
  6. by   alegea23
    Quote from Karen Nero
    I am a new grad and in Alabama the highest is 18.75 per hour YEK..... I have 42,000.00 in student loans to repay i will be in debt forever.......
    I feel ya on that one. I'm going to be forever in debt as well because of student loans. I'm in debt because of my 4 yr. degree in psychology. There's no money in psychology unless you get your Doctorate in psych. Now I am going for RN. I feel your pain..
  7. by   PATME
    Following up on rumor..Anyone out there work at Prince Williams Hospital in Manassas VA? I heard the CCU PRN rate is $59. That seems incredibly high!@! Anyone know if its true?
  8. by   AttagirlRN
    In the Northern Utah area (i.e. Salt Lake City), new nurses start at $18.50 with a 10% night differential. If you can pick up an extra shift outside of your schedule, you'll be rewarded with a pair of movie tickets or a cafeteria ticket plus an additional $5/hr bonus. Experienced nurses start at $20. Float pool makes $30 with no bene's. Home care/Hospice runs around $20 (experienced) not including mileage. A BSN gets you an additional 50 cents an hour if you can get your manager to approve it.

    I work in Case Management/Utilization Review, I make $27.00 with a cap of $32. A nurse in my dept. with 28 years experience is the only one who has capped. Last year floor nurses received about a 3% raise, case managers were tossed a 1%...I was insulted and considered moving on. We are salaried, paid for 40hrs, are "expected" to work 50. If I come in and punch the clock for an extra floor shift, I get paid straight time as I'm a salaried employee. What a scam.

    Very high state income tax, though cost of living not as high as east or west coasts, but we're getting there.

    Attagirl, RN, BSN
  9. by   Sherri RN
    Check out the military's pay scale sometime. I'm single and own a house in Cali worth well over $300,000, and will be able to afford about the same when I move to London in 1-2 years.
  10. by   shodobe
    That person in San Francisco may make 80,000 a year, but I bet they don't live anywhere near where they work. Salaries areare nothing if you live in the highest area for real estate and other things. I make about $40/hr, after 28 years, which comes out to about 76,000/year. This is without OT and the other places I work at part-time. All total I will make around $110,000 this year. You have to know that I work alot of OT and many other places too. I like to work and can sniff out OT a mile away! Unless you bought your house many years ago, like myself, most people can not afford to live in these high paying places. Go to the states forum and into the California section. There is a thread on "how can you afford to live there" and you will get lots of responses.
  11. by   Virginia.CARN
    Quote from 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.
    I've been working as an RN for 14+yrs in OK and I grossed about $48,000 last year. And the taxes eat me alive. GinnaM
  12. by   ali_gator
    I have been informed that the starting salary for nurses in California is about $50,000 per year. Considering the cost of living out here, (especially in L.A. and the Bay Area) that's just enough to get by. A two bedroom apartment out here is anywhere between $1,500 and $3,000 per month, depending on location and how nice the building is. (One should do quite well on $50,000/yr, IMO) If I wasn't married, I'd be putting in a lot of overtime. :stone
  13. by   lilme
    Can someone please tell me RN salaries for the state of Ohio and Minnesota. I'm currently nurse student in MN and was thinking moving to Ohio. Do you think Ohio has higher or lower salaries for BSN RN's ?

    Please let me know what you earn if you are currently working as RN in MN or Ohio and your eperience.

    Thank you

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