Pay Scale - page 11

Please let me know what your base pay is in your part of the country. I live in TN and where I work our base pay is 13.00/hr. And if you are a CVICU nurse, do you get paid more for what you can do.... Read More

  1. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from New CCU RN
    ... With just about one year experience I am making 18 base but with shift dif it is b/n 24-26/hr. This is a fully benefitted position, retirement plan, pretty much free health, dental and life insurance, 30 days PTO, tuition reimbursement, etc.

    In June I am getting a 7 % raise.

    Right now, it comes out to about 52k before overtime, taxes, etc.

    Congrats! You're doing great! (And so young!)
  2. by   rn-jane
    I am a perdiem ccu nurse near pgh, pa. my pay rate is 32.00 hour. The fulltime or pt nurses in ccu make 20.00-22.00 hour. I like the flexibility i have, i work in two facilities to ensure enough time, most times i'm called in more days than i can give.
  3. by   critcarenurse16
    Rural UP of Michigan. Our hospital uses a pay scale as followed:
    new grads -1yr exp= 15.00 (These $ amts are est--
    2-3 yrs exp= 15.00-1700 pay is as listed with
    3-4 yrs exp= 17.00-19.00 some amt in change)
    5-10 yrs exp=19.00-20.00
    10-15 yrs exp=20.00-21.00
    15+ yrs exp= 22.00 then...
    Add shift differentials for PM and NOC shifts; add'l .50 for all weekend hrs; add'l 1.00 for charge pay; add'l 2.00 for supervisor. There is no extra pay for specialty units.(admin. says all units are equally important) This is a very fair system.
    The great thing about this pay scale is it's based on yrs experience not yrs employment at our hospital.
    Our pay is very competative for such a rural area. :angel2:
  4. by   LoriRN911
    North of Boston area----

    New Grad $21.00 plus eve/night diffs

    10+ years $35.05

    plus eve/night diff of $4.00 and $6.00 hr.
    plus charge pay (if any) $2.00 w/e $2.00 hr

    So it does add up if you work an off shift and/or w/e
  5. by   Newgrad-CCU
    Quote from Trauma
    Please let me know what your base pay is in your part of the country. I live in TN and where I work our base pay is 13.00/hr. And if you are a CVICU nurse, do you get paid more for what you can do. thanks
    I am a recent grad and was hired in a large health system in Metro-Detroit. I was hired on at $21.05 and hour in the CCU (same pay throughout the system no matter which department/unit). When I pass my boards I will receive and additional dollar an hour then in three months receive the "across-the-board" yearly 3-4% pay increase! I certainly feel blessed!
  6. by   Friesw/that
    Quote from dawngloves
    I feel like a millionaire! But it doesn't go far here in Philly, as someone mentioned earlier.Fresh out of school 3 years ago, I started in Tele in a Level I trauma center 3-11 and made 21.50 an hour. I went to a community hospital Pool and made 31.50, weekends 7a-7p. I am now doing agency $40/hour. We are so desperate on the East coast. I know of some facilites that will pay you $48/hour for working 3/4 weekends!
    please tell me where in philly one can make $48/hr for weekends.
    i was recently there for the ASPAN conference, and didn't get to job hunt.
    if i moved there, i would be wanting only weekends, due to child care issues--
    passed by chop,on the way to the airport(my dream employer)
  7. by   telenurse04
    18.16 after two years. base pay right now is 17. something. terrible huh? that is in Iowa. I heard in Iowa we are the lowest paid nurses. I heard in boston they make around 25/hr. (they better be, parking costs 10$/hr.)
  8. by   pokey sn
    I will be a new grad in the CTICU in Connecticut and the starting rate is $23/hr plus there is shift diff $2.50-$3.00 and w/e diff $3.
    Ferfer---I was wondering, if the pay is so good in Canada, why is it that Canadian nurses come here to work? Thanks for your response. Pokey
    Last edit by pokey sn on May 4, '04
  9. by   leogoat
    I live in the LA area also, and am entering Mt. St Mary's in the fall for the BSN degree. After 14 years, with some managmt, you are making $36 / hr. Plus differentials. What are diff's? (Eve, wkend, holiday?) How much more do you make for diff?
    ALSO-- What is your impression of students from Mt.St. M's, if you've met any? Do you think it's worth the exorbant cost of $21 K/ year for tuition, fees and THEN living, books, insurc over that?
    I can also get into San Diego State's BSN program at a fraction of the cost.
    I intend on getting a Master's in nursing, possible to be a Nurse Practitioner.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  10. by   laurakoko
    I guess I am feeling kinda lucky. I am from the New Orleans area, and I am per diem with 10 years experience. On an average, I make app 33$/h. Wow, 13 $ is REALLY low.
  11. by   unney
    hi everyone!
    well, i live nw of los angeles. i have 17yrs. experience (16 of it in critical care). i make just shy of $40.00/hr. base pay. i must tell you i was quite surprised at the pay here. i personally know people in northern ca that are making close to $50.00/hr. base pay (and i don't mean in san francisco! they make about $60/hr) plus about $6.00/hr night shift diff. their col is about 10% less than down here, go figure!
    i must also tell you that i'm paying just about $2.30/gal for regular unleaded gas and i rent a 4br, 2000 sq.ft. home for $2100.00/mo. if we didn't make the wages we do, none of us could afford to live here.
    it's hard, living near hollywood, seeing actors/actresses making millions of dollars per film. we care for people in their worst times, bring them through their disease process, as best we can, and make their stay in the hospital as good an experience as we can. i realize that hospitals can't afford to pay each of us millions of dollars per year, but it would be nice if over 1/3 of all nurses weren't near the poverty line.
    i'm blessed that i have such a good job, and a husband who's also in the medical field. we make a good living between the two of us. i know that i will continue to do what i do, not because of the money, but because of how it makes me feel!
  12. by   lady_jezebel
    Quote from fireandice
    I was just so surprised of what I just learned! I think it's time for me to invite everybody to come here in Canada to work! I just started working in the ICU last year without previous experience on this area, came from another country, and yet...I am earning $24.00/hour. Not too bad eh? Please...we are desperate for nurses!
    Yes, but those are CANADIAN dollars. Currently the exchange rate is 72%, so you are making 24 X .72 = $17.28/hr USA dollars.
    Last edit by lady_jezebel on May 23, '04
  13. by   Pedsnrs2003
    I am an LPN and I work in a Pediatrics department. I make $11.50 with three years experience. I live in SW Missouri. RN's here are making close to $17.00 and hour.

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