2018 Nurse Salary

  1. I didn't see one of these posted for 2018, so I thought I'd get this party started. Feel free to contribute whatever info you like. Let's compare some stats!

    Location: Massachusetts
    Experience: Just about 3 years; BSN
    Specialty: ED
    Facility: Large urban hospital
    Base Pay: $33 and some coin
    Differentials: Evening, night & weekend = $3, $2 and $3/hr, respectively.
    OT: Anything over my regularly scheduled shift is time and a half.
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    Joined: Jan '18; Posts: 11; Likes: 11

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  3. by   NurseCard
    Location: Central KY, not far from Louisville or Lexington
    Experience: 14 years, ADN
    Specialty: Current, Med/Surge. Past, Psych, Home Health, LTC.
    Facility: Critical Access Hospital
    Base Pay: about 24.85 I think
    Diff: Weekends and nights, 2.00 for both I think
    OT: time and a half for anything over 40
  4. by   SaltySarcasticSally
    I just finished my 2 weeks at my old job and start my new job tommorow so I will post both since they are different units and different companies. Both places are in the same city area but big pay difference strangely.

    Old:
    Location: Midwest
    Experience: 8 as an LPN, 7 months as a new grad RN. Associates degree.
    Specialty: Tele
    Facility: smaller hospital, 50/50 rural/suburban setting
    Base Pay: $23
    Differentials: $3
    OT: time and a half

    New

    Location: Midwest
    Experience: as above
    Specialty: ED
    Facility: Large hospital, mid size city
    Base Pay: $27
    Differentials: $3
  5. by   neurogirl77
    Ohio: hospital in the city
    10 years as an RN
    Base rate: $34 an hour
    shift diff for nights is $5 an hour so I always work nights so I make $39 an hour
    i work on a specialty Neuro Unit.
    Amazing benefits! I've had three major surgeries in 10 years and I've never paid a dime. Best job ever!
    Last edit by neurogirl77 on Jan 21 : Reason: Error
  6. by   Archerlpvn
    Location- Denver, CO
    Experience- 5 Years LPN
    Specialty- home health, QA, psych, addictions.
    QA job- 28$ per hour full time, 1.5x rate for anything over 40hrs q week. And I get paid 40-42$ per visit depending on which HH agency.
  7. by   Ella26
    Location: Mpls-St Paul Metro
    Experience: 7 years; BSN
    Specialty: Specialty Clinic
    Facility: Small Private Practice Clinic
    Base Pay: 24.50
    Differentials: None.
    OT: Time and half >40 hrs. Averaging ~ 45 hrs/week.
  8. by   bugya90
    I recently completed my LVN to RN program so I'll post my LVN pay from my old job and my new grad RN pay

    LVN
    Location: Central Texas
    Experience: 6 years
    Specialty: Family Medicine
    Facility: small clinic that is part of a large multi-hospital network
    Base Pay: $19 and some change
    Differentials: None.
    OT: Not allowed to have overtime. 40 hours per week only

    New Grad RN
    Location: Central Texas
    Experience: New Grad Residency Program
    Specialty: Med-Surg/Renal
    Facility: Small local hospital
    Base Pay: $26 and some change with raises at 90 day and 6 month marks based on performance. I am on 12 hour day shift
    Differentials: night & weekend $2-$3 depending
    OT: Anything over 40 hours is time and a half.
  9. by   Rocknurse
    Location: North East
    Experience: 29 years; BSN, CCRN, CDN
    Specialty: ICU/informatics
    Facility: Large inner city level 1 hospital
    Base Pay: $47
    Differentials: %6.50/hr
    OT: Time and a half.
    Annual: >$100,00
  10. by   Buckeye.nurse
    Location--Central Ohio
    Experience--13 years. I'm certified in my specialty.
    Specialty--hematology oncology
    Facility--regional teaching hospital
    Base pay--$34.09 (includes 3.5% certification pay)
    Differentials--$3/hr charge pay, $5/hr evening/night, $5/hr weekend, $3/hr over-percent pay (up to 40 hours/week)
    Benefits--10 paid holidays a year. We get 12 hours at base pay if we aren't working, and double time and a half if we are. Free tuition at the university I work at, all the benefits the university staff get (use of library, staff pricing on sports, access to university arts/fine arts programs, etc.), state employee retirement, day care on campus...I could go on!
  11. by   ICUman
    Southwest U.S.
    2 years experience ADN
    Community hospital
    ICU
    $60/hr
  12. by   not.done.yet
    Location: Texas
    Experience: 7 years
    Specialty: Professional Development (MSN)
    Facility: Very small, local community hospital
    Base Pay: $39.00
    Differentials: $2.50 eve, $6.00 weekend, double base pay for holidays, 2.00 on-call (rare), everything stacking
    OT: over 40 hours is 1.5
    5 weeks of PTO from day one
    Medical insurance costs me $15 per pay check
    6% matching on 401K with 100% vestment immediately

    I love my job. May not be the highest paying out there but I live very comfortably and I have a lot of job satisfaction. Not enough money in the world to replace that. Low cost of living in TX combined with no state income tax makes me happy.
    Last edit by not.done.yet on Jan 23
  13. by   tnbutterfly
    We will be posting the 2018 allnurses Salary Survey in early February. Be sure to participate in this so your data will be included in the results.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jan 22
  14. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Experience: 14 years; BSN
    Specialty: ER
    Facility: Large Hospital
    Base Pay: 41.00
    Differentials: 10% off shift; 25% weekend; stackable (35% weekend off shift)
    OT: Time and half; Double Time on holidays worked

    Vacation Time (5 weeks per year); Sick Time ( 2 1/2 weeks per year)

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