Top Paying Hospital In the OKC Area?

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    Just wondering if anyone here knew on average who the top paying hospital is in the Oklahoma City area? And if you have any idea what a 2 to 4 year RN would be getting.

    Thanks
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    Google is your friend, but many places have rules against talking about such things
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    Have used the "googles" extensively, no real info. Just asking in generalities based on some past experiences. Not asking about anyone's pay in particular.

    Thanks
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    go to salary.com and type in okc to see general salary for a particular nurse. I don't know why you are only looking for the hospital that will pay you the most. Why don't you apply to all the hospitals in that area and then ask how much they will pay you in the interview? No one can probably tell you for sure because those things change between hospitals every few months depending on staffing needs and experience.
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    None of the hospitals in the Oklahoma City area are particularly high-paying. An RN with two to four years of experience is going to be offered in the low-to-mid $20s per hour at all of the major hospitals in the area. The OKC area can get away with lowball wages because there are numerous nursing schools in and around the city that continually pump new nurses into the employment pipeline, which keeps the pay rates at a certain level. Employers can literally pick and choose what they want to pay people.

    I attended a nursing program in OKC and live south of the state line, in Texas, where I feel that I am being paid what I am worth.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Feb 18, '11 : Reason: added something
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    None of the hospitals in the Oklahoma City area are particularly high-paying. An RN with two to four years of experience is going to be offered in the low-to-mid $20s per hour at all of the major hospitals in the area. The OKC area can get away with lowball wages because there are numerous nursing schools in and around the city that continually pump new nurses into the employment pipeline, which keeps the pay rates at a certain level. Employers can literally pick and choose what they want to pay people.

    I attended a nursing program in OKC and live south of the state line, in Texas, where I feel that I am being paid what I am worth.
    Out of curiosity, does having a BSN make a difference when it comes to pay? I have 5 yrs experience and am looking for a job. If low to mid 20's is what I can expect to make I might just keep staying home given the amount of money I'll have to pay to put 2 kids, one being an older infant into childcare. I mean seriously it is going to cost me $800/month just for the baby. And that is not even at one of the "high-end" daycares where I live.

    Unfortunately due to my husbands job and frequent travel associated with it I cannot work nights or weekends so no chance to earn differentials. This sucks as I LOVE being a nurse and I want to work. I lived in NC previously and make low 20's as a new grad 5 years ago. I personally did not find the cost of living THAT much higher in the part of NC I lived in.
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    I agree with commuter. OKC is very low-paying overall hospital wise, I think going per diem or trying a nursing home would be the best bet. I intend to relocate after a year so I can get better compensation. I only know of the VA hospital paying slightly more for BSNs.
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    Quote from LDRNMOMMY
    Out of curiosity, does having a BSN make a difference when it comes to pay?
    The BSN degree is not going to make a difference in the pay that you'll be offered. Non-hospital positions in the OKC area tend to pay more competitively.

    For example, I met a nurse with a BSN degree and 15 years of ICU experience who had been earning $21 hourly at a local hospital, but she switched to home health and started earning about $1k per week through a home health agency in OKC. I know of another nurse who was offered $20 to work on a med/surg floor at a hospital, or $28 to do outpatient hospice. Guess which one she picked?
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    Thanks for all the replies.

    I actualy have 2 degrees. 1 in Nursing (BSN) and another in Nutrition.

    Cannot apply to all the hospitals, as a job offered doesn't stay offered by the time you have all the interviews.

    I have looked at nursing homes and related a little, but what i found was they pay more but the health insurnce wasn't very good. So by the time you factored in those costs, it is about a wash.
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    15 years of ICU experience and getting only 21/hr is outrageous.!!!

    Dear Commuter,
    do you mine telling me what is the name of the hospice company?


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