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What is the starting off salary for a rehab nurse and how high can it go? What is considered the highest paying rehab job? Is there room for promotion? Thanks!!... Read More
0Sep 20, '11 by Marc, RNI have been working on a Spinal Cord Injury Unit with Rehabilitation patients for some time; currently certified (CRRN) by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. I have worked as a staff RN on my current unit in Dallas, Texas for nearly 4 years. $39.11/hr, not including any differential for evenings or weekends, or overtime. I actually thought that was a very decent salary, but now I am seeing lots of $40+ per hour. Hmmm.
0Sep 22, '11 by MimzyI'm in Austin...I'm also CRRN. We get no differential in pay for certification. My base is a little over 29/hr. I've been a nurse for 12 years. I'm thinking I should move to Dallas!
0Sep 22, '11 by Marc, RNLove Austin. Love Dallas, too. Houston is where the hourly rates seem to be highest in Texas: Lots of $41+ per hour for Staff RN positions. I am not moving, however. My hospital strongly encourages and rewards additional education and certifications. When I took the CRRN, I had to pay for the materials and test, but once I passed, the hospital reimbursed all costs and gave me a $4500 annual raise (which took me to my current wage), plus a one-time cash award of $2K before taxes. However, if I had not passed, I would have received nothing. A second certification here will get an RN a $3K annual raise and one-time 2K cash award. No additional raises for 3rd or subsequent certs, however, but still good to have. I am now studying for a Med-Surg certification, which will be my second.