Show me the money?

  1. I would like to very much to know.....What is the starting rate for a new grad as a RN? I know it may vary from State to state but I'm just curiuos do they pay you less if you have no prior medical experience ....or do they pay you what the position is going for new grad or not?

    If there is anyone on the board from THE ATL. I'm especially interested in your replies!!!!!!!

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  3. by   nightingale
    It is around $14 here in Wyoming. Kinda makes you understand why the new grads are moving out of state.

  4. by   caroladybelle
    In Central Florida, it ranges from $12.50/hour and up. In Washington State, it ranges from $19.35/hour and up - I barely make that here in Georgia, after 8 1/2 years of hospital nursing.
  5. by   susanmary
    New grads in CT can expect to make $21-23 to start with no experience. Good tuition reimbursement -- $2,500 - $5,000 year; some facilities offer loan forgiveness programs; sign-on bonuses are common. NEGOTIATE -- don't believe that there is "one size fits all" regarding starting salaries for new grads.

    Cost of living in CT is high -- just bought a gallon of skim milk for $3.39.
  6. by   whipping girl in 07
    Starting pay in south Louisiana $14-18/hr + shift diffs (I'm including both smaller towns and New Orleans in this). Most of the LPNs I graduated with got credit for 1 year of experience no matter how long they'd been in the field. My friend who was a Navy medic was told by hospital recruiter that she'd get one year credit for that but didn't. The CNAs, MAs, etc in my class didn't get credit for any of that (that I'm aware of, anyway).

    I have a friend in northwest Arkansas who told me nurses there are starting at $18/hr. She'll be graduating in a year, I believe.

    With the shortage I don't think it's enough but what do I know? I'm just a nurse!!

  7. by   Gomer
    $22-$25/hr in southern California. But cost of living is high.

    Don't look just at the $$$$$ -- check out the training (how long is the NG program? What areas take NG?) and check out the benefits (total compensation).
  8. by   FritoPie
    $16-$18/hr. in Central Texas area.
  9. by   nurseshn
    Thanks so much guys for your input. I've been out of the loop for a couple of days Mother's Day and all. But thanks again. I am really not going to let the money issue drive me toooooo much. I was just a lil' curious!!!!!!
  10. by   noel
    In Missouri, it starts out at $15 -19 an hour in the city, and in the rural areas, it is $14 an hour. However, I worked PRN after 6 months out of school and was making $35 an hour working nights with diff. Hopes this helps.
  11. by   canavywife
    in central ca we get $30 to start with great benefits. However, the cost of living is pretty high here. I came from southern cal where as far as I am concerned they pay crap. The place we rent here is less expensive than where we lived in so cal AND I got paid $10 less an hour there!
  12. by   MarnnaRN
    in Madison, WI, they are starting out at $20ish and hour with a $10,000 sign on bonus, and you get the whole check in the mail after orientation. HHHMMMM wonder what the catch is?
  13. by   PRICESN
    about 17.50 an hour in north carolina
  14. by   zudy
    In central Arkansas, about $14.00 for new grads. Some hospitals are doing tuition reembursment if you worked there as a tech while you a student.