New Grad Earnings

  1. What kind of annual earnings 'could' a new RN expect?

    Would one department pay better than the other?
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  3. by   MB37
    Depends on where in the country you are. In the South, I make $21.50 base pay plus differential. The other hospitals in my area pay about the same, maybe a dollar more or less. I have a BSN and will be working in critical care - neither gets me an extra cent. They do pay more for certifications - earning a CCRN eventually will bump my pay, as does certification in any specialty.
  4. by   meadow85
    In Ontario, Canada it depends if you work for a unionized hospital or not. I work for a unionized hospital and I started at $26.80 and then after a year it went up to $28.08 on the scale. I have a BScN. All nurses in Canada as of 2005 require a BScN. You move up the pay scale with each year of experience by a couple cents until you reach the ceiling at I think forty something. It doesn't matter which area you work in the hospital, so long as it is unionized. If it is non-unionized I think the pay is dollar more or so. But if you were to get your Masters or PhD your pay is entirely different.
    Last edit by meadow85 on Sep 29, '08
  5. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    In the northeast, new grad pay ranges from $24 to $30/hour depending on the state, with NYC and Boston being on the higher end of the payscale.
  6. by   beachbum3
    New Grad pay here is $23.31 per hour (at the hospital I work). I work nights, and our night shift diff is $5 per hour.
  7. by   IamVickiRN
    I'm an LPN in Indiana and I make $20.50 straight out of school.
  8. by   Dallas_RN
    Depends on the state, area of specialty, size of the hospital, and shift differentials.
  9. by   curlybear
    In Long Island NY, new grads start at around 64,000 days w/ 6,000 diff for nights