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Experienced nurse moving to Cleveland - what is average pay?

  1. 0 Can I get some estimates on what hourly rate I might expect to be offered in Cleveland? I'm an RN with 15 years exp. Last 4 in CVICU (IABP, cardiothoracic & vascular recovery), BSN, CCRN-CSC. I expect pay rates will be lower than here in LA. However, im beginning to wonder if I can afford to live in Cleveland. Any info would be greatly appreciated, including estimates.
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  3. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    What ever loss in pay will be more than made up by the much lower cost of living. A roughly 750k house in LA probably costs around 150k to 200k in the greater Cleveland area.
  4. Visit  LDBRN profile page
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    Unfortunately i will still be paying my CA mortgage. Selling right now is not an option.
  5. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Have you thought about Columbus? The living conditions are much nicer for about the same cost and the pay is much better. The average RN at OhioHealth is $84,000. They are also a top 20 company to work for. I work there myself as a nurse aide and I am going to nursing school and the nurses I work with have confirmed the salary. I don't think Cleveland pays near that.
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    Quote from foreverLaur
    Have you thought about Columbus? The living conditions are much nicer for about the same cost and the pay is much better. The average RN at OhioHealth is $84,000. They are also a top 20 company to work for. I work there myself as a nurse aide and I am going to nursing school and the nurses I work with have confirmed the salary. I don't think Cleveland pays near that.
    Where did you get this figure? This seems really high and I find it hard to believe unless LOTS of overtime is factored in.
  7. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Quote from actioncat
    Where did you get this figure? This seems really high and I find it hard to believe unless LOTS of overtime is factored in.
    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortu...pshots/19.html

    I just saw it on the website (which I believe to be relatively accurate) and asked a few nurses what I work with what their thoughts were and they said it seemed pretty accurate. I do believe that Columbus is known to be a very well paid area to work, however.
  8. Visit  shortnorthstudent profile page
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    I don't know how Money calculates pay. I would guess that that was a fairly accurate snapshot of nursing compensation in Columbus. However, I would expect that amount includes all compensation - salary, o/t, as well as benefits.

    I am sure that that is accurate salary for many Columbus nurses, but find it difficult to believe that it is average. The major hospitals start new grades in the mid-$20s.
    Last edit by shortnorthstudent on Feb 4, '10
  9. Visit  msteeleart profile page
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    We have a family friend and his daughter works at OhioHealth as a charge nurse and she makes $42/hour.
  10. Visit  goodgrief profile page
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    I work in a very busy, very critical CVICU in Cleveland. Message me personally and I'll tell you all about pay and the environment.
  11. Visit  EMR*LPN profile page
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    I know a new BSN grad that started at the Cleveland Clinic in Nov. 2009 and started at $25/hr. in CVICU.
    The Clinic overhired RNs for the new heart center and urology centers that opened last year. While I was doing IT support for their new EMR, I was assigned to many of the units there. Nurses were being sent home or told not to come in due to low census and too much staffing.
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    Quote from LDBRN
    Can I get some estimates on what hourly rate I might expect to be offered in Cleveland? I'm an RN with 15 years exp. Last 4 in CVICU (IABP, cardiothoracic & vascular recovery), BSN, CCRN-CSC. I expect pay rates will be lower than here in LA. However, im beginning to wonder if I can afford to live in Cleveland. Any info would be greatly appreciated, including estimates.
    If you are planning to go to one of the larger hospitals either Cleveland Clinic or University Hosp you can expect at least 30/hr. I think you should be able to get more than that with all your experience though, especially at Ceveland Clinic. There are also a lot of local agencies that offer 3-4 assignments that pay up to 45/hr. They keep you busy too. Good luck if you chose to move here. Cleveland Clinic has the #1 heart center in the country. The experience there is awesome!.
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    Quote from babs71958
    I know a new BSN grad that started at the Cleveland Clinic in Nov. 2009 and started at $25/hr. in CVICU.
    The Clinic overhired RNs for the new heart center and urology centers that opened last year. While I was doing IT support for their new EMR, I was assigned to many of the units there. Nurses were being sent home or told not to come in due to low census and too much staffing.
    This isn't true. I work in the heart center (CVICU), I've never been sent home for low census, in fact, I can't remember the last paycheck I received that didn't have overtime on it. You're not required to take overtime, but I always do when I'm offered. Also, you're not forced to go home for low census. First you're offered to switch your current day to another day. Then if no one wants to you're offered to take PTO, and then if no one wants to you're offered low census, but you don't have to ever take any of them if you don't want.
  14. Visit  LDBRN profile page
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    goodgrief, tried sending PM twice but nothing shows up in my sent box. Hopefully you've received at least one.


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