Comparing Wages in the OR setting - page 6

I work in a small town ambulatory surgery center.There are only five of us nurses. 4 Rn's and 1 LPN. The patients who come in only receive conscious sedation. We have no general anesthesia. My... Read More

  1. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    After the classwork and internship you may be able to sit for the certifiying exam and become a CRNFA. I believe you need a BSN though to become certified.
    Good luck; perioperative nursing is wonderful !

    Paula (Posted)
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    In Canada, you do not have to have a degree to apply for the RNFA program.

    Check out: www.bcit.ca for there on line distance program.

    FYI,

    Sarah
  2. by   emptynest
    WOW some of those wages are just slightly above min. wage. i guess i feel pretty lucky just about now. justed started in the or 1 month ago. have exp. but that was 25years ago. starting hourly wage.....38.00.....$4/ on call with time and a half. great benifits, as a returning nurse, orientation to last 6-9mo, getting paid alot of $$ to learn.
    sorry to everyone else for the wages not representitive to your hard earned work

    first post!! happy to be here!!!!
  3. by   CuttingEdgeRN
    Old thread alert.... These posts were started 6 years ago


    Welcome to All Nurses!
  4. by   shudokan-RN
    wow
    10 years RN in Washington 32.60 / hour
    base pay for RN is approx 23.70
  5. by   GadgetRN71
    Graduated last year-1 years experiece in the OR and I make 24.62 an hour.
  6. by   TracyB,RN
    WOW.
    This is an old thread, but check out emptynest's current starting salary for old experience.... 38 bux/hr. Am I reading that correctly?
    How much experience in what area are you referring to?

    Just curious
  7. by   ewattsjt
    i realize this is an old thread brought back from the dead but don’t get lost in how much others are getting paid without checking out all factors first.

    don’t forget to figure the cost of living in. that is where most mistakes come into play. if a makes 20 per hour in the midwest and b makes 28 per hour in the west; for a a nice 3 bed house costs 100 k utilities are 200 per month and etc… while b costs 300k + for the same type of house and utilities combined are 400 or 500 per month etc…

    when you try to figure rate of pays you must also consider cost of living. in the above scenario b actually makes less than a does in the long run.
  8. by   mikethern
    RN with 11 years experience in Central California. $44.50 an hour per diem (no benefits.)
  9. by   Mr. & Mrs. RN
    New grad, outpatient surgery clinic in Idaho, $18 starting.
  10. by   Talia1981
    New grad ADN Boston $27.00 base pay M-F 7-3
  11. by   ebear
    Charlotte,NC area. ASN. 34 yrs. exp. CNOR. base pay $25/hr. + shift diff. $4/hr (any hrs.on 3-11) + $4/hr call pay (call pay is deducted when clocked in) Good benefits. Weekend diff. also applies (goes to $32/hr)
    "Y'all come" :spin:
    ebear
  12. by   RNnPROUD
    I live in Philly, graduated nursing school last year, I work in an O.R and make $29.00 an hour.
  13. by   prepacuornurse
    Quote from dmclung
    I work in a small town ambulatory surgery center.There are only five of us nurses. 4 Rn's and 1 LPN. The patients who come in only receive conscious sedation. We have no general anesthesia.
    My questions might be a little bold to be asking. I was wondering what kind of wages are being paid to be an OR nurse.
    I am now getting 17.89 an hour. I am fairly new in this field. I graduated with a ADN in 1999. I was just curious and was wondering what was out there in terms of wages.

    dmclung
    I have been working at an Ambulatory Surgery Center in Buffalo New York for 5 years and was trained in the OR around a year ago and I make 23.50 and hour. My facility pays very well. I know alot of the other nurses make considerably more also.

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