salary of RN-BSN/MSN

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    How much is the average salary of an RN with their BSN?
    How much is the average salary of an RN with their MSN?

    I live in Tahlequah, OK.

    I pretty much have a job offer already where I work at as a CNA. I'm working on getting my pre-reqs( at Northeastern State University), Trasnferring to Nursing School to get my RN, then transfering back to NSU to get either my BSN or MSN.

    thanks

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    1. Are you an LPN? i ask this to clarify whether or not you are 'in' the field of nursing.

    2. Without having completed Nursing school or passed NCLEX, no job offer is guaranteed.

    3. Average salaries depend on geographic location.
    AndyRN, pinkchris2000, Crux1024, and 2 others like this.
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    Im not sure what it is in your area, but if you go to www.salary.com, you enter your education, job title, experience, and location and they will give you an estimate. But dont just go off that, because I did that and I make 2 dollars more an hour than it said, and my first job, 2 dollars less. So it depends on the facility, nature of the job (hospitals will pay more than say home health care).
    BrazoriaLVN likes this.
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    I agree with other posts. U live in Tahlequah, Ok and im sure the pay rate is different from other states. Look up some city and county rn postions, usually they post a salary range.. This can give u a ballpark idea. I live in Ca (san francisco) and we get paid pretty high as an RN due to cost of living. Also some hospitals pay more for MSN, vbut i believe it goes with experience. If u went to school from being a cna to Msn, Rn without exerience... Then u will prbably get base pay. Thats just my educated guess since i dont have an msn good luck.
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    Pay is usually more dependent on the job than on the educational level. The advanced education qualifies you for various jobs -- some of which pay more money, but some of which do not. A person with an MSN might choose a job that doesn't pay a lot. It may pay less than another job that a person with a BSN can get.

    In general, more education means more pay -- but that's not always the case. Many jobs that require an MSN are salaried, meaning that you get paid a set amount regardless of the hours you work. You can't increase your pay by working more hours, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.

    In addition, salaried employees do not get overtime pay for working extra hours. They don't get any pay at all for those extra hours. Staff nurses can usually increase their pay by working those shifts that offer pay differentials and by working extra hours. They may end up earning more than many of the nurses with MSN's.

    If you value the education ... and/or want to do the work required by MSN jobs... then get your MSN and be happy. But there is no guarantee that the MSN will mean more pay. That will depend on the specific jobs that you take.
    sauconyrunner likes this.
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    keepmovingrn, Ayvah, and coast2coast like this.
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    Quote from deatherk
    How much is the average salary of an RN with their BSN?
    How much is the average salary of an RN with their MSN?

    I live in Tahlequah, OK.

    I pretty much have a job offer already where I work at as a CNA. I'm working on getting my pre-reqs( at Northeastern State University), Trasnferring to Nursing School to get my RN, then transfering back to NSU to get either my BSN or MSN.

    thanks
    As many other posters have said, salary depends on geographic area and on the job, so you really need to post this question on the Oklahoma AN forum.
    Last edit by sunnycalifRN on Aug 21, '11 : Reason: correct typo
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    BSN 3 years med surg experience=18.75 hour south Georgia.

    Went on vacation, came back and found out they fired me! Currently unemployed.

    If they can find someone better, for less money, I hope they found it
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    whoa what? There has to be more to that story. That's totally illegal. Seriously, look it up. You might have potential lawsuit on you ex-employer...
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    Louisville KY RN new grad at hospital minimum $21 starting pay + shift differential. Most give pay raise after first 60 - 90 days. It's a year after your post but hope this helps if ur looking for geographically specific answer.


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