Looking at a position in Columbus area. Been assured salary is negotiable. I have multiple years of experience as a psych professional (therapeutic side), and will graduate nursing school
in May. The position is psychiatric-care based with some case management and crisis intervention (both of which I have done before). I'm already trained on their charting system.
Got an offer for 24.18/hr, full benefits, steady schedule, 2 weeks vacation, 11 paid holidays. loan forgiveness if I stay through my DNP and work for a couple of years after, school help during grad school - it seems pretty good. I immediately countered the salary and they said they are happy to negotiate.
What is a price I should be looking at settling at? The state I'm in currently starts new grads around 30/hr, and we're actually a very low income area. I was thinking if I can get it to 25.50 or 26/hr that would be the best scenario. For people in Columbus, what is a livable salary? I have a toddler who will need daycare. I am a single mother, with no help from his father, so I need a salary that is livable completely on my own. I can walk into a job locally at 30/hr so if I can't get a livable salary it's not much skin off of my nose, but I really want to relocate and love the job description and the person who would be my manager seems like a great person to work under. I'd be happy to start at a lower wage if it was livable and meant relocating to an area with more opportunities and versatility.