Pay Scale

  1. I am sorry if this has already been asked
    WHat is the pay scale for an RN just starting ?
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   pebbles1977
    Hi! I see you're NC, as am I. Do you mind if I ask which part of the state? Because that will make a difference. Pay scales are pretty much based on cost of living for the area and what the other hospitals are paying. I'm in the Triangle area, and it seems to be around $18/hr now. There are some that pay more, like the VA.
    Hope that's a little helpful!
  4. by   Chrislynn2003
    I'm in Delaware, and I started out at 22.23/hr Sept. 2003 and am now making 24.05/hr. This is the day rate M-F in the OR.

    Christine
  5. by   pebbles1977
    Nice Christine!

    I should clarify that the starting for new grads around here is about $18/hr. There are annual evaluation pay raises, etc. $24+/hr is pretty good.
    It really does depend on where you live. You can always call the hospitals you're interested in (the nursing employment offices) and ask. I'm sure they get it all the time. Also, a lot of them have it on their websites.
  6. by   bam_bam
    New grads get a measly 16 something an hour!:uhoh21: But I guess the cost of living is lower here than other places.

    Beth
  7. by   L&D_RN_OH
    In Southwest Ohio, new grads start out at a little over $19/hr, plus shift differentials.
  8. by   nekhismom
    It TOTALLY depends. If you have CNA or LPN experience, some hospitals are willing to pay extra for that, and others won't. Plus, the area you are in determines a lot of it.

    If you are in NC, in the Greensboro/Winston Salem area, I know that winston salem pays better than greensboro. Greensboro starting pay is around $18/hr, and w/s is around 19-21/hr, depending on where you go, etc.

    Good luck to you!!
  9. by   Ari RN
    here in new york city new graduates get paid $39.00/hr days/ $43.00/hr nights! that's pretty darn good if you ask me. the cost of living here in nyc is really expensive.
  10. by   NICU RN wannaB
    Do you mind if I ask which part of the state? Because that will make a difference.

    I am Near the Winston Salem, High Point, Greensboro area
  11. by   OBRN03
    I graduated in June 03, started at 22.15 and now make 23.00 with out eve diff.
    I work in Oregon.
  12. by   cokegal19
    Does anyone know the pay for nurses in Florida? My mom lives in St. Pete, and I am currently in Illinois. I would like to be closer to her (plus live in sunny florida!!) How about Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale area?
  13. by   mitchsmom
    Quote from cokegal19
    Does anyone know the pay for nurses in Florida? My mom lives in St. Pete, and I am currently in Illinois. I would like to be closer to her (plus live in sunny florida!!) How about Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale area?
    According to another thread somewhere here on allnurses (don't remember it or I'd direct you to it)... I'd say base pay is around the same range being mentioned here ($18starting pay-$24average). Like someone else mentioned, you may find some listed on hospital websites' job opening pages.
  14. by   laurakoko
    PRN I make between 26$ and 35$/h. My facility implemented a plan to not use agency, and pay their PRN employees. So, I take advantage of that! Sometimes I can make as much as 15$ over base, (which is 26$/h.) Any shift over 3 in a month, and I get 100$ bonus pay.............

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