Low pay in NYC?

  1. Hi, I'm about to get my first assignment for NYC and received a couple of offers, but they seem pretty low to me, can you please comment on them? FYI, I'm a med/surge nurse with 3 yrs experience. First one was 23.71 per hour and a total of $1100/wk after taxes, including housing stipend, Second, I forgot the rate, but it was $1230/wk after taxes, incl housing stipend.I've been looking at apartments in manhattan and I'll be lucky to find a furnished 1 bedroom shoebox for 2100-2200/month. Therefore, if I do elect to take the assignment, I'll be working 2 weeks just to cover my rent. Does the package seem low to you?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   NurseinNewYork75
    As a traveler in Manhattan, that is about what I am getting. Look at sublet.com or hotpads.com. You may want to search corporate housing and see what is there.
  4. by   RNFiona
    Uh that sounds really low. I have always been paid in the 30's, not including stipend. You're getting played
  5. by   AWanderingMinstral
    I have been told that most (all?) assignments in NYC pay poorly because of the high cost of housing. Since so many people want to work there, they can offer a low hourly rate because there will always be more qualified candidates than openings. I'd say take the housing and enjoy the experience. Good luck!
  6. by   BluntForceTrauma
    Fastaff had positions paying > $40/hr and provided free housing. If you decided to take the stipend, the hourly rate would remain the same

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