Salary for New Grad

  1. 0 I was offered a position at a Rehabilitation Center as a LPN for $13.00hr and after I graduate in May and hopefully pass my RN boards, they are willing to bump me up to $19.00 - $20.50/hr. They thought it was a win-win due to the fact they could train me using my LPN for my RN position which was cheaper for them. I will be working weekends and with second shift will get a .50/hr bump and third $1.00/hr bump. Does this wage sound reasonable for my first RN position? I live in northern Wisconsin and employers don't like sharing what the average wage is for their RNs.
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    Rylee2008 has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Operating Room, Long Term Care'. From 'Wisconsin'; 43 Years Old; Joined Apr '09; Posts: 100; Likes: 34.

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  4. Visit  mom2cka profile page
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    Can you check salary.com or your local workforce office? I know that smaller towns in northern MN was much lower than Duluth; St. Cloud and Minneapolis are very similar for new grads. While I think that seems low, I do know that it's not unusual to see a rather large difference (up to $10) between the areas. With that said - as a rehab RN, I make as much as the RNs on other floors in my hospital. Good luck!
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    Quote from mom2cka
    Can you check salary.com or your local workforce office? I know that smaller towns in northern MN was much lower than Duluth; St. Cloud and Minneapolis are very similar for new grads. While I think that seems low, I do know that it's not unusual to see a rather large difference (up to $10) between the areas. With that said - as a rehab RN, I make as much as the RNs on other floors in my hospital. Good luck!
    Thanks, I'll check it out.
  6. Visit  lynn230 profile page
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    The 20.50 does not sound terrible considering it would be your first job as an RN, IF the benefits are very good, and an increase would be in the near future. There are areas where RNs do not start out as high as others, wages vary widely across the country. If you really like where you work, and you see potential for advancement, you could begin your RN career there and reassess the situation after you have a year of experience. Really liking your job, the people, having a short commute, great benefits...these things are valuable and not always present with a higher paying job. Without more info, that's my input
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  7. Visit  Dalla profile page
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    I started last March as a new grad at a rehab facility in Wausau at $22.65 for the pm shift 2-1030.
  8. Visit  creating_wellness profile page
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    In southeastern Michigan, the average starting wage for a new RN in LTC/Rehab is $23-24/hr.
  9. Visit  newgradlauren profile page
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    I'm a new grad that just started in a Rehab facility. I am making 23/hr for day shift, 24/hr for pm shift, 25/hr for noc, and depending on which shift I work on the weekends a 2 dollar/hr increase.
  10. Visit  newgradlauren profile page
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    Forgot to mention, I'm working in Oshkosh
  11. Visit  mgmotomom profile page
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    is there a union at the facility? Sometimes that at least levels the playing field? I work in Western Mass. and make $28.27/h for day shift and $2/h differential for my weekends and
  12. Visit  Hay, RN profile page
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    22/hour in FL - new grad
  13. Visit  dinah77 profile page
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    Here in Minneapolis I am making 25.50/ hour day shift in rehab as a new RN grad, 28.00/hour if I work nights.
  14. Visit  NrsKate profile page
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    I'm a new grad working in Virginia, and base pay is $24/hr. However, I work 3-11 shift so I make $28/hr and $29/hr on weekends. Plus excellent benefits!
  15. Visit  Natasha1978 profile page
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    26.5$ for a New Grad in Chicago


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