Low pay? - page 2
My local hospital is heavily recruiting nurses from outside the county. They are offering a salary range from 16,000 to 29,000 with LPNs at the low range and masters with maximum experience at the... Read More
Jan 1, '03Occupation: Nursing Faculty Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 8,317; Likes: 6,285Originally posted by deespoohbear
I made just under $35K this year. I am an RN with an associate's degree....working in Indiana.....I work full time....MY hospital administration doesn't think I am underpaid....
Jan 1, '03Occupation: Enterprise Application Systems Analyst Specialty: 27 year(s) of experience in Everything except surgery ; Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 5,601; Likes: 174$29,000 a year is just ridiculous, and I don't care where it is, and how low the COL is! I'm making $27/hr with $1000 a month in housing, agency paid medical/dental/life insurance etc..etc., and my assignment is in a low cost housing area. But the cost of groceries, gas, and other neccessities are much higher.
The hospital here offered me over $37,000 with free healthcare/dental, and all the bells and whistles ...even free fitness center. They offered to go higher, but not high enough. Especially considering what I'm making now...but they found someone willing to accept that amount, and probably lower. And I'm betting they will find someone to take that $29,000 also...sadly! I guess it all depends on what you're willing to take.
Jan 1, '03Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,351; Likes: 26,168That seems quite low. New grads in central IL for RNs make about $27k a year. I've been and RN for 8 years, LPN for 2 years before that and I made $55K this year and I work full-time with little OT. I'm night charge in ER.