How much MONEY do you make? (questionaire)


so, i know that money is not everything, but it sure does help. i hope this question does not offend anyone,

i am just about to graduate highschool and go to college in the fall to obtain bsn, and am just wondering the following about nurses

and what better place to find answers than from you wonderful nurses at!!!

1. what is your degree in?

2. what state do you live in?

3. what is your job title?

4. how much do you make an hour?

5. how much do you make a year?

6. what do you like about your job?

7. what don't you like about your job?

Edited by jaredsgirl

Turd Ferguson

Turd Ferguson

455 Posts

I'm a student, so technically I lose money

Don't go into nursing because you heard you can make good money! (not accusing, just saying)


gettingbsn2msn, MSN, RN

Specializes in medical surgical. Has 5 years experience. 610 Posts


2.5 years experience


approx 40,000 a year.

now you know why i have to get a msn (and also move!)

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 16 years experience. 14,276 Posts


approx 40,000 a year.

now you know why i have to get a msn (and also move!)

Yikes! WHere do you live?



Specializes in Psych, Med/Surg, LTC. Has 22 years experience. 1,553 Posts

I live in NE PA.

The local hospital pays $17/hr.

The place I work I get $23.10/hr. I am pre-diem, so no benefits or PTO. I have an 80 mile commute.

I like the flexibility of nursing, but I do not like the horizontal violence.

Nursing is stressful, but also rewarding. You can survive on the pay, but you will not have a family and a lot of extras in life unless you want to work a lot of overtime.

Sun0408, ASN, RN

Specializes in Trauma Surgical ICU. Has 4 years experience. 1,761 Posts

Less than a year, ADN, 23.17 plus diff I work nights and weekends so thats 6.00 more an hour. I live in SC.. Yes, I am a RN.. A yearly income of about 45-50,000 depending on overtime.. I do like my job, some days I love it, other days I hate it.. Just like any profession or job..



Specializes in Psych, Stepdown, Research. 87 Posts



$25/hr plus diff. (up to $8/hr, depending on the shift. works out to about $50-55k/yr).

like: helping people

dislike: catty people/attitudes/cliques


egglady, LPN

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 25 years experience. 361 Posts

LPN 14 years at the same job

23.84 per hour, full-time, great benefits, straight day shift

LTC in northern WI



10 Posts

ADN, less than 1 year, $28/hr day shift in AK, full time with benefits (the benefits aren't too good though).



20 Posts

1. What is your degree in? RPN Diploma (8 months exp)

2. What state do you live in? ON

3. What is your job title? RPN

4. How much do you make an hour? 27/hr

5. How much do you make a year? 55K

I love the people I work with and I get to use all my skills, I dislike the lack of teamwork with a few certain nurses.

Up2nogood RN

Up2nogood RN, RN

Specializes in pulm/cardiology pcu, surgical onc. 860 Posts

Associates degree in nursing in the Pacific NW. I've been an RN a little over 2 yrs and make $39/hr with shift diff and grossed 79k last year with minimal OT.

What I like about my job is the patients and what I hate is mostly administration coming up with new procedures and bs paperwork to make our jobs harder but to cover their a**.

Edited by Up2nogood RN

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg. 3,464 Posts

RN, BSN, 2 1/2 years experience

work in-pt med-surg and peds making $38/hr

I brought in around $70,000 last year

I work in the NOVA/DC area