$24/hr

  1. 0 I'm new to PA area and have been an RN for about 1 year and 2 months. A recruiter just called regarding a position 1.5 hours away from where I am. Starting base pay is $24/hr... how does that compare to the pay in the PA area? Does it sound right or is it low? or good?
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  4. Visit  michelle126 profile page
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    What part of PA and what type of nursing? This will help us answer your questions?
  5. Visit  winter_green profile page
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    1 year and 4 months of experience in L&D.

    Job opportunity in Reading, CA in a teaching hospital... starting at $24.00
  6. Visit  jmlowe85 profile page
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    I know new grad pay in the allentown area is low 20's so that sounds about right.
  7. Visit  Raviepoo profile page
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    You have to be able to compare the cost of living in the target location to the cost of living in your current location to know whether that is a good pay rate. RNs in NYC make much more than that, but a studio apartment in NYC rents for over 2000$. 24$/hr is pretty good pay IF rents and other costs are low.
  8. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from Raviepoo
    You have to be able to compare the cost of living in the target location to the cost of living in your current location to know whether that is a good pay rate. RNs in NYC make much more than that, but a studio apartment in NYC rents for over 2000$. 24$/hr is pretty good pay IF rents and other costs are low.
    Yes, and asking people familiar with the local market is one way of doing that. Which is what the OP is doing.

    $24 seems a little skimpy for over a year of experience, even in Reading, since I think that's about what new grads start at in the same area. Not too far off, but I'd ask if that quote factors in your experience.
  9. Visit  canenurse profile page
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    Quote from winter_green
    I'm new to PA area and have been an RN for about 1 year and 2 months. A recruiter just called regarding a position 1.5 hours away from where I am. Starting base pay is $24/hr... how does that compare to the pay in the PA area? Does it sound right or is it low? or good?
    thats low for philly (30ish) is average but city taxes eat it up
  10. Visit  kids profile page
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    The OP really needs to clarify.

    'PA' implies Pennsylvania which is not '1.5 hours' from Redding, CA
  11. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    Redding is in CA, Reading is in PA.


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