wage for nurses

  1. Hello Nurses,

    I would like to know what the hourly rate for nurses....does it increase every year...what's the maximum pay? Basically, information on nurses' income. Thanks.
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  3. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    If you search this forum you'll find lots of threads similar to yours. You'll also find links to a number of web sites that will answer all your questions...
    https://allnurses.com/forums/f108/wo...fits-8574.html see Post #4.
  4. by   Ingrid m
    I live in Collingwood Ontario. It is in the Blue Mountains area, approx.2 hours north of Toronto.
    I have no idea about working conditions or wages. However, I do have an example of employment postings in my area/county.
    www.gbhs.on.ca/nursing.php
    There must be 20 job postings listed. There is no shortage of jobs here!


    ingrid
  5. by   nurse_nightingale
    I can't seem to figure this out. I searched online and I am not able to find an answer. Is there any experienced nurses out there who can tell me in simple words what the income for nurses are like. Thanks.
  6. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    From the Canadian Federation of Nurses' Unions Cross Country Comparison, January 2006:
    A full time unionized registered nurse in Canada will earn between $34,064 (Quebec, first year) and $69,810 (Ontario, eighth year onward) not including shift differentials, academic allowances, responsibility pay or statutory holiday pay. (http://www.nursesunion.mb.ca/) Is that what you were looking for?
  7. by   lalaxton
    Don't forget that many nurses make much more with shift differentials and overtime. I know many nurses in Ontario that make up to $100,000 by working extra shifts, 2nd weekend etc.
  8. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from lalaxton
    Don't forget that many nurses make much more with shift differentials and overtime. I know many nurses in Ontario that make up to $100,000 by working extra shifts, 2nd weekend etc.
    I think I alluded to that.
  9. by   JaneRPN
    Maybe I can help, each province is different in respect to what wages nurses make. In BC, the nurses wages are on a 6 level grid, and you move up that grid every 18 months. Items like shift differental and in charge pay vary, so the contract and wage scale refers to your basic wage. If you are interested in knowing exact wages, I can tell you tomrrow, as my union book is at work
  10. by   cdl1605
    Would be useful to see that info, Jane. Thanks
  11. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    I have already posted a link to the entire BCNU collective agreement in the first of my posts above. A little light reading, for sure, but all the information is there for you and doesn't really need to be expanded upon here.
  12. by   Teachchildren123
    Thank you very much Janfrn! I found this link
    http://www.nursesunion.mb.ca/pdf%20f...ary%202006.pdf
    more specific on the link you suggested, regarding different salaries and provinces.
    Can someone explain what a RN1, RN2... means?
    What will I be if I am an ICU RN? In the US, I am a RN2 by being an ICU RN.
    I found it very difficult to obtain salaries and details of contract for Quebec; always got to be different!!!???;.}
    Thanks!
  13. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    If you're talking about Manitoba rates, pretty much anyone doing bedside nursing will be a Nurse 2. There are no special premiums for critical care positions. A Nurse 3 would be the equivalent of an assistant head nurse, a Nurse 4 would be a nurse educator and a Nurse 5 aPhD level nurse. Management is in an excluded position and won't appear on the collective agreement wage scale. BC's designations are very confusing; I found a place on BCNU's website that breaks them down, but I don't remember how I got there... As for Quebec, well, unless you're fluently bilingual in French there's no point in even wondering about wages. I do know that they aren't paid very well. PEI just ratified a new contract but I haven't seen any details. Alberta is getting ready to reopen negotiations in the early new year; our contract expires at the end of March. We'll have a new premier since King Ralph has tendered his resignation, and there has been a lot of negative press lately over health care, so we might get a good contract without too much fighting.
  14. by   cdl1605
    Does anybody know the answers to these questions?
    Tax rate ?
    How unsocial (weekend, nights, etc) hours are calculated?

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