Salary comparison

  1. I have found this site to be very helpful regarding salaries in different cities throughout the U.S. However, a lot of the threads are a little outdated regarding pay rates, so I was hoping to start a new one. I have noticed that some people get really bent out of shape when it comes to salary discussions, which then causes a lot of bickering, which then causes the thread to end. If you are one of these people, just ignore the post, it doesn't need a bunch of caddy "if you are only worried about the money, you shouldn't be a nurse!" posts. I'm sure I am not the only almost-nurse one who is single, no kids, and ready to move wherever the best opportunity is present. If you would be so helpful as to include:
    1. City where you work
    2. How many years working as an RN or LPN
    3. Take home pay, or hourly pay

    It would be much appreciated!
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  2. 39 Comments

  3. by   audreyanddj
    SC
    11 YRS
    2600
  4. by   Kittypower123
    TX (Houston area)
    RN 2 yrs (in LTC)
    $25/hr
  5. by   TheCommuter
    1. Fort Worth, Texas
    2. RN for 2 years, previously an LVN for 4 years
    3. $36 per diem rate (acute rehab hospital)
  6. by   KelRN215
    1. Boston
    2. 5 years
    3. $31/hr base pay.
  7. by   happyinillinois
    1 Northwest, IN
    2. RN-acute care
    3. $25.25 base, +$2.20 evenings or $3.00 nights
    (could make more $$$ in LTC, but love acute care)
  8. by   joanna73
    RN, BSN, Canada. 37.00 plus differentials. 16 months experience.
  9. by   happyinillinois
    Quote from joanna73
    RN, BSN, Canada. 37.00 plus differentials. 16 months experience.

    Nice! Are you in a high cost of living area?
  10. by   Nightshiftsk
    Southern CA 7 years RN, $45/hr base pay
  11. by   GitanoRN
    hawaii honolulu, $39.48 /hr. base pay as a staff nurse,then it goes up to $84,060 salary with specialization. having said that, one has to consider that the cost of living in hawaii is very high, since most of the products are shipped to the island.
  12. by   NBMom1225
    Detroit suburbs
    RN 3 years, hospital
    $25.43/hr base, 7% night diff, $2/hr weekend diff that includes Friday starting at 1430.
  13. by   gobluern
    Alabama
    BSN
    6 years-surgery
    26.00/hr
  14. by   tsheriff
    San Diego, CA
    RN, BSN-Nursing Mgmt
    Correctional Nursing
    $50hrly

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