Rural Nursing - Higher or Lower Pay?

  1. 0 I'm curious, in general is rural RN pay higher or lower than in suburban/metro areas? I could see it being lower because the hospital may have less patients and endowments bringing money in, but I could also see it being higher because they need to pay more to attract skilled workers to the area. I know the rate will vary from area to area, but I was wondering what the trend seems to be.

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  3. Visit  jkmk profile page

    About jkmk

    From 'Northern Colorado'; Joined Feb '10; Posts: 44; Likes: 24.

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  4. Visit  elprup profile page
    Mine much lower. Wish they thought like you.
  5. Visit  GooeyRN profile page
  6. Visit  jkmk profile page
    Thanks for your replies
  7. Visit  ANNIENURSEANGEL profile page
    I get paid 22.50/hr. You also have to consider, that they pay for medical coverage. I also have a retirement through the state after being vested,(PERS). I pay nothing into that. I have been there for over 4 years. I am 70 miles from the nearest walmart. My hospital as 11 acute care beds, 28 LTC beds, and 2 room ER. I am putting in my dues, then I am heading off to a bigger hospital.
  8. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
    Are you still there Annie...Might want to apply for your old position!
  9. Visit  pacnwRN profile page
    I took about a dollar an hour pay cut from a much larger hospital to go rural, but what I save in gas from the commute more then makes up for it. I also have the opportunity to train and work in different areas, and each one you are able to work in increases our pay by .50-1.50 per hour.

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