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How many years of experience do you have? Keep in mind that Tulsa is a significantly lower-paying area than NY due to regional differences in the cost of living. A new grad is going to earn in the $19 to $20 hourly range, and a nurse with 1 to 5 years of experience is going to earn in the low to middle $20s per hour.
hey , was wondering if you know of hospitals in tulsa that match your current salary or come close to it. For an RN moving from another state like NY making $37/HR 3YRS experience?
With 3 years of experience, you are unlikely to ever earn $37 hourly in Tulsa. You are even unlikely to earn $30 per hour. Sorry, but it is an area with a very low cost of living, so the pay rates are going to reflect that.
Why would they pay you in the $30s per hour when they can find a local nurse with 3 years of similar experience who would happily work for $23 hourly? They're going to go with the nurse who will work for less, especially since Tulsa is a city with several nursing programs and a continual supply of new nurses being pumped into the local job market. This helps to depress the wages being offered. If you do not like the wage being offered, many other nurses will take it in a heartbeat.
I know of someone who was earning $36 hourly, but she has a MSN degree, 38 years of experience, and works the night shift.
I'm a new graduate. The trick is to find the job with the great shift differential. That will greatly increase you rate. I work weekend premium option. $21 base pay + $2 weekend differential + $7 premium weekend shift differential. I only make my base pay on my shift that is during the week. Good luck.