Nursing 2003 Salary Update

  1. Has everyone seen the updated salary information posted in a special edition of the Nursing 2003 magazine?? If not let me know and I will post the numbers
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  3. by   On-z-go-nurse
    I havent seen those numbers yet. Please post ought to be worth a good laugh...or a good cry.
  4. by   RN always
    I'm interested too, Please post. Thanks!
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    OK... Well obviously they are done by location area, so if you dont know what yours fits in let me know..
    Avg Yearly income RN Base Rate LPN Rate

    Pacific 53,000 20.03 14.41
    Mid-Atlantic 48,800 19.39 13.27
    New England 49,500 18.83 15.39
    Mountain 44,800 17.13 12.11
    East North Cent 45,000 16.95 13.35
    South Atlantic 44,800 16.41 11.92
    West South Cent 43,100 16.07 11.52
    West North Cent 41,500 15.54 11.13
    East South Central 39,900 15.46 10.37
  6. by   RN always
    I think I am in the Pacific, but I sure don't make 53,000 a year. Is that supposed to be with OT? YIKES!
  7. by   RN always
    BTW Thanks for the post. You were quick to reply.
  8. by   On-z-go-nurse
    :chuckle ...hey wait a minute, i never made that much...
  9. by   WashYaHands
    I got this issue in the mail today. I was disappointed that there were only 3,800 respondents to the survey, so the figures are based on the data from 3,800 nurses in the nation. Add this to things that make you go "hmmm".

  10. by   nursedawn67
    I live in Michigan and I'm an LPN, my pay is $14.53 an hour.
  11. by   sphinx
    Guess no one from where I live must have responded to that survey!....too embarrassed at what we are paid despite living in a good sized city comparable to others, where pay is higher.......
    I've been an RN for 7 years......we're talking 39,700 a year base pay. And it's not like the cost of living here is that cheap! Arg, talk about something that just burns me up.
    oh well, we don't do it for the money though.....not me at least. I knew nursing was not a huge paying job. But it would be nice to be paid what I'm worth, and I think what I do is worth more than that. Our trash men get paid better than that (sure, they perform an important public service, but don't require specialized education, don't save lives, don't comfort people in there darkest hours, etc etc etc)

    ok, I'll stop. I'm in a mood. I almost bust a gasket in compusa today, I am cleary in a pissy frame of mind!

    (edited for stupid spelling errors)
  12. by   Going80INA55
    Did you all go over to the site and fill out the salary survey? I just did mine..they are still taking in numbers until 3/03.
  13. by   whipping girl in 07
    Can someone post a link to the website?
  14. by   RNpupil
    Starting salary for RNs in
    Florida is $18.44hr
    Last edit by RNpupil on Jan 12, '03