Relocating to North Carolina

  1. I am considering relocating to NC from San Francisco. I was wondering if anyone had any info on the pay scales in the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas. I know I would be taking a pay cut, but would it be worth it since the cost of living is substantially cheaper?
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  3. by   HARRN2b
    keep in mind the patient ratio may be different and that is the draw for many to Cali (besides the bigger paychecks).
  4. by   Nurseboy1
    I'm not sure about Charlotte, but I work in Durham and the ray rate for new grad starts from 18.50-20.00 depending on the hospital. Experienced nurses have a different starting pay scale depending on years of experience.

    Patient ratios are not terrible here, most places are 1:4-5 on medsurg/tele and 1:1-2 in ICU.