Tell me how you made >$100K or more per year - pg.3 | allnurses

Tell me how you made >$100K or more per year - page 3

I'm interested in hearing success stories of those who turned their love of taking care of people and found a way to make bank doing it :):twocents:... Read More

  1. Visit  samirish profile page
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    Cost of living is so relevant that until I know what part of the country someone lives in, knowing how much they make doesn't really mean anything.

    Example: I live in Illinois, (not Chicago)here a good burger is going to cost about $12.
    In California where my cousin lives, a good burger costs $29.

    Same burger, same setting, but different part of the country.
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  2. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from samirish
    Cost of living is so relevant that until I know what part of the country someone lives in, knowing how much they make doesn't really mean anything.

    Example: I live in Illinois, (not Chicago)here a good burger is going to cost about $12.
    In California where my cousin lives, a good burger costs $29.

    Same burger, same setting, but different part of the country.
    *** $29! That must be up north someplace. I was in San Diego in August and had the best burger in my life for $5 at a little road side stand just off I 15 a few miles south of Temecula.
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  3. Visit  8mpg profile page
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    All the people here in TX I know that make $100k as a nurse work 5 12's a week. They work a full time and then do 2 days PRN.
  4. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** $29! That must be up north someplace. I was in San Diego in August and had the best burger in my life for $5 at a little road side stand just off I 15 a few miles south of Temecula.
    You went to Nessy Burger! Yes, their burgers are legendary.
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  5. Visit  Matt511 profile page
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    I started in the OR. I picked up extra on call hours, extra $50 for weeknight, $100 for weekend day. The real money came in if you get called back, double pay for the whole time there, ~$80/hr. Was it all worth it?, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Missed out on a lot of stuff, but it affords me to have some fun money, or now start a pretty aggressive savings plan.
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  6. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from RNDance
    You're living in a place where the pay scale is low. But I bet you are living in a place where the cost of living is also low.
    The median sale price for a single-family home where I live is close to $600K. I make a little bit more than $100K/yr but it doesn't go far here.
    *** There are some sweet spots. Places where the pay scale is relitivly high and the cost of living relitivly low. I did extensive research to find such places, then eliminated all the places I knew I wouldn't like to live (like Texas) and moved. Some of the places I found where Madison WI, Twin Cities of MN, cities surrounding Portland OR.
    Now live in an area with a pretty hig pay scale (>$100K/year with 4-6 years RN experience, not counting OT), with a pretty low COL. Paid $130K for 4 BR 2Ba, 12 year old house out in the country on 43 acres of land 5 miles from town.
    Do have severe winters here but they keep a lot of rif-raf away.
  7. Visit  Papusa77 profile page
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    I have been a RN for just over 2yrs and my specialty is child psych. I make just over 110k but could make more if I was willing to pull even more OT than I already do. I have a BSN but I work with other ADN nurses that make just as much as I do. I work on the west coast in a major metropolitan hospital. RNs that make over 100k are the exception not the rule. I feel blessed to work where I do and do what I do but OT is the only way we make what we do.
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  8. Visit  pixie6089 profile page
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    When I worked in Nashville, starting pay for a new grad was just over $18/hr. Rediculous! I now work for $29/hr living in state that has one of the worst economies in the country: Michigan. The cost of living up here is less than Nashville because of the struggling ecomnomy, but you know why we get paid more than down south? Unions. Work in a strong union hospital and they will make sure you get what you deserve. The hospitals will try to push a bigger patient load on you and pay you a lot less if they can get away with it. A strong union won't let that happen.
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  9. Visit  TiffyRN profile page
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    With night and weekend plan pay I will be in that neighborhood this year. Only 7 overtime shifts this year (and I could have had many many more if I was inclined). There is a reasonable cost of living here, pretty middle of the road.
  10. Visit  kerbear1969 profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** There are some sweet spots. Places where the pay scale is relitivly high and the cost of living relitivly low. I did extensive research to find such places, then eliminated all the places I knew I wouldn't like to live (like Texas) and moved. Some of the places I found where Madison WI, Twin Cities of MN, cities surrounding Portland OR.
    Now live in an area with a pretty hig pay scale (>$100K/year with 4-6 years RN experience, not counting OT), with a pretty low COL. Paid $130K for 4 BR 2Ba, 12 year old house out in the country on 43 acres of land 5 miles from town.
    Do have severe winters here but they keep a lot of rif-raf away.
    Where do you live????????????? Holy cow thats super!!!!!
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  11. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from kerbear1969
    Where do you live????????????? Holy cow thats super!!!!!
    I live in Wisconsin and have a long commute into Minnesota to work.
  12. Visit  kerbear1969 profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I live in Wisconsin and have a long commute into Minnesota to work.
    I drive an hour to and an hour from work depending on traffic. I live in MD started out making 72k now up to 80k however after taxes state/federal am bringing home 1850 every 2 weeks, our house cost 450k so payments are 2700 per month on mortgage alone. I'm interested in hearing more about your commute and living conditions out there. Do you like it?
  13. Visit  ponymom profile page
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    I never made it as a nurse (second-career LPN) but I left nursing and will make it this year, back in the skilled-trades field (with less than 1/2 of the OT hours I put in as a nurse and working 8hr day shifts). Plus the working conditions and benefits, are a whole lot nicer. My commute is 25 min. My house and land are paid for, no outstanding loans or credit debt, trucks and car paid off. Best part is No More LTC Rediculousness.
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