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Are there any hospitals in OKC that are paying new grads above 18-19 base pay? - page 3

Are there any hospitals in OKC that are paying new grads above 18-19 base pay? I really dont think the cost of living in OK is all that low compared to other places that are paying higher. Am I... Read More

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    Quote from Ambitiouz
    I heard that OU and Oklahoma Heart Hospital start at $21, .
    OU starts new grads at $18.65/hr.....they are one of the worse paying as far as raises and stuff goes. I worked there for 2 years so I know first hand. I work for Saints now and we average about 3-4% raise a year just fyi. Saints pays $3/hr night shift diff and $3/hr weekend diff.....OU pays less than that.
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    Ive been an RN for a little over 2 years now. I started $18.65/hr base pay at OU in the ICU and now make $21/hr base pay plus I now get better shift diff/relief charge nurse pay/weekend pay on top of that. My take home pay is $1600 a paycheck with all that included and that is with insurance, taxes, etc taken out. I just wanted to share for all the new ppl out there wondering.

    The experienced nurses I work with make between $31-$35/hr base pay (they average about 5-10 years experience) and then they get shift diff/charge nurse diff/weekend/etc on top of that which ends up being $40-$45/hr. I think that is pretty decent pay for around here when the average income is around $40K a year I would imagine.

    My hourly wage total is $25/hr and $28/hr on weekends and I work 40 hours a week and Ive just been an RN for a little over 2 years like I mentioned before. I think my pay is pretty good, I live quite happily and support my family of 4 just fine....my husband is in school full time. We have a nice house, 2 new cars, go shopping every weekend, etc. I really cant complain....
    Last edit by marilynmom on Jun 30, '10

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