Starting Salaries for New Nurses in Philly

  1. Can anyone tell me what the average starting salaries are for new nurses (B.S.N.) at the major Philadelphia hospitals? I'm thinking UPenn, CHOP, Thomas Jefferson, Temple, Penn Presbyterian, Hahnemann, Einstein, etcetera.

    Thanks!
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  3. by   Livinstrong85
    Quote from BrokeRN
    Can anyone tell me what the average starting salaries are for new nurses (B.S.N.) at the major Philadelphia hospitals? I'm thinking UPenn, CHOP, Thomas Jefferson, Temple, Penn Presbyterian, Hahnemann, Einstein, etcetera.

    Thanks!
    I would also like to know!
  4. by   LoriNJ
    Just PM'ed you
  5. by   kdrose01
    I'd like to know too! Thanks!
  6. by   ImASuckyCMA87
    I work for AEMC (Einstein), and I'm often on their career website. The portion of the site for those already employed by AEMC does list wages with job positions. Ssooo solely according to them, the starting minimum seems to be vary between $29.37 and $40.00. Hope this helps!
  7. by   kdrose01
    Thank you!
  8. by   Bogie619
    I would also like to know this information. Also suburban hospital starting wages. I currently work at Jefferson as an extern and I know their starting hourly is $27 and some change. I believe after the first year it goes up to $29 an hour.
  9. by   drexelacegrad
    Lori could you PM me I am interested in the same info. Please if you don't mind.
  10. by   byrd262
    No secrets here.

    New Grad + Pennsylvania Hospital (not HUP) = $27/hr
  11. by   drexelacegrad
    thank you, for the openness. It so hard to get a salary answer and Im not sure why.
  12. by   chloecatrn
    It's hard to get salary info because a lot of hospitals are afraid of people salary shopping. Would you want to put a lot of time into interviewing someone when they're going to take the salary info that they got from your interview down the street to Penn to say, "Well, Temple's paying $40 an hour plus benefits. Can you match that?"

    Then Penn feels obligated to match if they really want you, or to come up with a creative package, and then Temple's screwed because they're not the highest paying player in the league anymore. (I'm just picking hospitals. You get what I'm trying to say.)
  13. by   amojo99
    Chloecatrn
    I get what you're trying to say. I also think that nurses would be more empowered to accept and fight for better wages if they knew what the market was. Hospitals have long had the upper hand in regards to nurses' wages. If people were better able to see what other hospitals are paying, maybe we can push nurses wages up.
    By knowing what a hospitals starting salary may be, we can better choose between working in our communities or commuting. We can do a better cost/benefit analysis regarding where we work.
  14. by   chloecatrn
    Quote from amojo99
    Chloecatrn
    I get what you're trying to say. I also think that nurses would be more empowered to accept and fight for better wages if they knew what the market was. Hospitals have long had the upper hand in regards to nurses' wages. If people were better able to see what other hospitals are paying, maybe we can push nurses wages up.
    By knowing what a hospitals starting salary may be, we can better choose between working in our communities or commuting. We can do a better cost/benefit analysis regarding where we work.
    I partially agree with you. I think that it would be excellent if we could get wage information and use that to make an informed decision. In Philly, you all have that option, and that's awesome. Over here on the other side of the state, that's not so much the case. Market is as market does. When there's one show in town, there's one wage in town.

    Good luck to you all. I hope that you are able to make informed decisions on where to work. Just also, please, in this market, don't try to hold out for the best salaries and price yourselves out of a job. If you're offered a job, count it as a blessing, learn from it, then take your experience (and your knowledge of what Penn pays!) down the street to Temple and ask for more money!

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