Experienced nurse moving to Cleveland - what is average pay?

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    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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    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.
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    Unfortunately i will still be paying my CA mortgage. Selling right now is not an option.
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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.
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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.
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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
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    We have a family friend and his daughter works at OhioHealth as a charge nurse and she makes $42/hour.
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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.
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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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