I've been looking over the pay scale for the Los Angeles area on the salary.com site and wondered how accurate they really are. I believe the going rate to be around $27-$32/hr for a new grad in one of our larger hospitals around here (depending on shift/differentials, etc). The salary.com website lists a staff RN from 60k(low) 65k(mid) 68k(high). These figures fall into the rate I've "heard" is average but was looking for some actual facts to base it on.
Anyone care to comment without giving up too much personal info?