Utah RN pay, Salt Lake City area - page 6

Why are the RN salaries lower than other similar sized Western cities? Denver pays more why? Please do not say cost of living, because Intermountain does not take cost of living into consideration... Read More

  1. by   pjlovesnursing
    Quote from ICUman
    I worked several years for Intermountain. Great company. Treats their employees well. Benefits were good. Not sure what you mean by flexibility. They gave me my foundation for my new employer though. I recommend them. They pay low, though.
    Thank you for the reply. By flexibility, I meant about the scheduling. I worked in places where I was required to work 50% nights, 50% days and had no control over my schedule for the first 3 months. Now, I am pretty much straight nights which I prefer and a schedule that works great. In the end, it won't matter because I will take any schedule as a new graduate nurse and work as much as possible to gain experience.
    Intermountain is starting new grads around $24, the U and St marks are not too far from what Intermountain pays. House/Rent keep going up and I work with several people that are already working two jobs. Fair rent if you are willing to commute but commuting is getting worst with the amount of people moving into town. Anyways, seems like the low pay for nurses in Utah has been around for a long time.
    I would love to move for better pay, experiences, and more diversity.

    What would you advise? to stay get two years experience in a low paying job? or move to get the experience somewhere else where you can be paid fairly? If you do the residency at intermountain, how long is the contract?
    Last edit by pjlovesnursing on Oct 28, '17
  2. by   pjlovesnursing
    Quote from Mrskeene3
    Do you know anything about FNPs the pay and job market?

    I am not sure about the market for FNPs, hopefully someone knows. I only know that one of my lab professors at my program graduated as a FNP and moved away. She had 10 years experience in the ICU before doing the FNP program and it was a person that had done some traveling during her career as a nurse. I don't know if she moved because of the market or if it was time for something new for her.
    Last edit by pjlovesnursing on Oct 28, '17
  3. by   ICUman
    Quote from Mrskeene3
    Do you know anything about FNPs the pay and job market?
    Check the intermountain job posting pages. They have several openings for FNP's in the state and I believe the pay starts at $40-$45 an hour.
  4. by   ICUman
    Quote from pjlovesnursing
    What would you advise? to stay get two years experience in a low paying job? or move to get the experience somewhere else where you can be paid fairly? If you do the residency at intermountain, how long is the contract?
    I was hired as a new graduate with IHC into the ICU. Although I already worked for them before becoming a nurse. I got my one year experience. Then I applied out of state and got a job that pays over $50/hr. My experience with IHC allowed that to happen. I ended up staying PRN with IHC and only quit a few months ago. Great company. But will always pay nurses pennies. Because that's how it is in Utah.

    Intermountain requires 1 year contracts for new RN's. The U requires 2 years. If I stayed for 2 years I'd be going crazy making only $25/hr. I now make $60/hr. Glad I left IHC... the pay is disappointing.

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