Pay Scale - page 17

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   happydasie
    Quote from MagicAvalon
    Base pay at my hospital is $32.00. I have been there 5 years and my salary is now 49.00/hr base, not to mention differential for nocs and chg.nurse on top of that. I love the CNA! Arnie sucks!

    where is it that you work? Just wondering I am searching for jobs.
  2. by   happydasie
    Quote from toadie
    new grads in my area start out between $22-$24. nurses aides make $9-$12.

    where is that exactly how far from Missouri??
  3. by   BeckyKRN
    I have only 1 and 1/2 years experience here in New Mexico. My starting pay was $19.00 and have gone to $22.00/hr. due to 2 raises for the entire hospital since I started working. The cost of living here also isn't that bad. It's a good state, they treat us nurses okay.
    Quote from toadie
    new grads in my area start out between $22-$24. nurses aides make $9-$12.
    Hey there
    thanks for the reply....
  5. by   Cynthia_S
    I agree with Toadie, as I am not too far away. 4-8 yr experienced nurse makes 26.50/hr not including differentials- nights, weekend, critical care, mentoring, charge shift, etc. This is at my current staff position hospital.

    I was an agency nurse staffing hospitals. The pay was any shift during the week was 40/hr and weekends 45. If you worked over 40 hrs in the week, the rate was 50 and 55.
  6. by   rosinamk
    I am in south Texas, near the coast. I have been an LVN for not quite 3 yrs yet. Lots of experience, ER, Neuro, (all med/surg), peds, home health, LTC and more. Work at a new LTAC facility here, highest paying hosp in the city.

    Base pay 15.92/hr
    3-11 diff 1.00/hr
    11-7 diff 1.50/hr
    weekend diff 2.00/h
    no benefits 15% of hourly pay
    ACLS 1.00/hr

    I work nights, 7p-7a, heavy floor, Telemetry usually 7-8 patients.
    I make about 19-22 hour depending on weekend or not
    RN's start at 28 DOE + 4-5 shift diff (this is with full benefits)
    RN's used to get incentive bonus for overtime. 2 extra shifts per pay period=500.00, in addition to your time in a half.
    LVN's 350.00 for 2 extra shifts (paid every 2 weeks)
    This only lasted about 3 months. Now the standard rate for all nursing who work extra shifts is 100.00 bonus for each extra shift.
    Cost of living is really low here, and Im right on the bay.

    Looking to move to central Phili, already looked into COL. Anyone know what I can expect to make in a large University or teaching Hospital? Please email me Also, what is normal nurse to pt ratio?.....THX
    Last edit by rosinamk on Aug 25, '05
  7. by   Mississippi_RN
    I live in Mississippi and my starting pay was $18/hr. As far as gas goes, we are paying 2.59/gallon here... I live about 25 miles from work so... really a toss up.
  8. by   ginger86
    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 live outside of Toronto, Ontario - Canada and most hospitals have a union and our payscale for RN's starts at $22.00 and top of the pay scale after 9 years is $33.75/hour and it does not matter what department you work at in the hospital as a nurse. If you are the clinical resource nurse (fancy name for charge nurse) you receive an additional $1.20/hr.

  9. by   Sapphy
    Quote from KR
    I am from Erie, PA. New grads at the hospitals near my home are starting out at about $15/hr. It is one of the highest wages in the area. The sad part though is that everyone make the same from Med-Surg to ER to ICU.
    I am also frm Erie, PA... Hamot and Vincent (our two main hospitals) start GN's at $18.00 an hour. Where I work I started as a GN at 19.25 an hour
  10. by   ManyRN2B
    Wow! Looking from page one I couldn't believe the pay rates. I thought nurses made good money and after years of experience made really good money. Geezz how disappointing in some states.

    I just graduated and start working in Washington DC making $25/hr in the Cardiac Surgery. Night shift puts me up to $30sometthing and weekend is an additional $5/hr.

    The cost of living here is expensive. A brand new house in our area is $750,000 for a midsize. We just priced one. 4 bedroom house with 4500 square feet. OUCH! Good size house but OUCH on the price.

    No wonder there is a nursing shortage. All that schooling? Some states need to really increase their pay.
  11. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    This thread is old-it was started in 1999. It would be interesting to see how much the bases rates have increased. I see why there is a shortage.
  12. by   mgchat76
    I didn't read through all 22 pages of posts, so I apologize if I'm being redundant. I started working in Syracuse, NY and my base pay was about $18/hr. in an area with a low cost of living. After I became a traveler I went to Tampa, FL and made $24/hr and was told by regular staff that I was making more than them. Now I'm in San Jose CA, and my girlfriend here makes about $43/hr. Keep in mind though that the average house in San jose is approx. $800,000, and I have met many nurses who pay 4,000/ month mortgage, not including taxes. It's easy to spot a nurse who just bought a house by seeing them work tons of overtime, or mentioning their second jobs. That means that their houses are 3-4 times more than other areas, but their salary is only twice as much. Renting is more reasonable, though. I pay about $1300 for a "luxury" one bedroom near downtown. Be careful what you wish for when you think coming to Cali. will solve your financial problems. But, on the bright side I do love getting stuck in traffic jams everyday.
  13. by   barefootlady
    Hey Chat76;

    Sounds like you have the right attitude. Making the best of the situation . Have a good day.

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