starting wage for RN??

  1. hi everyone,
    I am new to this forum and to Ohio. I just move here about a month ago, took my boards, and got a job....the only thing is that I am not sure what the wage is for new RN grads?? I am about an hour North of Columbus. Does anyone have any helpful info for me?? Thanks
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  3. by   WSU_Ally_RN
    Everywhere I have seen in OH (Dayton and Cleveland), the starting wage is right around $20/hour.... each hospital might be a little more or a little less, but it's usually right around there.
  4. by   brandye1
    thank you for the info. I will be starting at 20/hr. but I wanted to know if that was reasonable or not. Really wish it were more though!!
  5. by   msn2008
    My daughter graduated a year ago and was hired in between 21-22/hour before any differentials. She's at a teaching hospital in NE Ohio.
    Congratulations and good luck!
  6. by   NavyVet
    Hiya! my wife just passed her boards and interviewed in northeast ohio. Summahealth hospitals in/around Akron start new grads at 21 +differential. She took a job at Barberton hospital and gets $23 + $2 night shift differential. hope that helps........i believe they have a 3k sign on bonus too.
  7. by   VinoLover2030
    my sister lives in cincinnati she is a nurse although she works for agency she makes $48 for going to the hospitals and 35 for nursing home
  8. by   all4schwa
    20.37 was my last offer, FYI
  9. by   rntoben2008
    Quote from all4schwa
    20.37 was my last offer, FYI
    I am just across the border in Michigan. I wonder why the wage scale drops so dramatically in Ohio? I know here in Michigan the wages start out at 23 an hour and up for a new grad nurse. Seasoned nurses make much more than that.
  10. by   jmgrn65
    i have lived in ohio and in michingan cost of living is higher in michigan.
  11. by   rntoben2008
    Quote from jmgrn65
    i have lived in ohio and in michingan cost of living is higher in michigan.
    I guess I did not factor that in. It is expensive to live here in Michigan.
  12. by   newohiorn
    $21-22 in central Ohio
  13. by   evans_c1
    southern ohio: 20.30 base pay
  14. by   gitterbug
    These are new grad wages? Any idea what over ten years experience can
    pay? Columbus area and back to the state line of Kentucky.

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