Pay Scale - page 24
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
May 24, '11Occupation: RN Specialty: Cardiac ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 118; Likes: 28I was hired at $34.54 in San Diego, CA. One month later everyone was given a 2% raise for living (not part of our raise). So now $35.23. I also get $4.60 for night diff, so... $39.83/hr
May 27, '11Joined: May '11; Posts: 2i just want to know if a starting base of $24 here in CT is ok for someone like me that has no experience and was graduated last 2007. thanks
May 28, '11Occupation: RN Specialty: ICU ; Joined: May '11; Posts: 54; Likes: 21CIC (and the whole hospital) starting at $28/hr here. Median avg gross salary is about $45k around these parts, we make almost $60k a yr w/o OT and holiday pay.
Night shift gets a 10% diff, puts us a little over $30/hr.
Yearly raise for living costs, and yearly raise provided your eval isn't bad. Going up the clinical ladder gets some thousand dollar bonus each year, and extra raises.
We don't get any differential for being ICU or CCRN cert, BSN vs ADN, etc. Instead, those are built into the clinical ladder. AFAIK 20 points gets you from RN I --> RN II.. CCRN is 10 points, having BSN is like 2 points, etc. So although they're not given a differential, it makes it much easier to get an extra raise and yearly bonus.