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Nurses get paid based on number years of experience, am I right? How is that being calculated? For instance, 2 versus 10 yrs. It something has been on my mind for quite sometimes and just wondering.

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Altra is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

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There is no industry wide standard. And I really can't think of any other field where that's the case, either.

As in all industries, an experienced professional will *generally* make more than a newbie. But there is no meaningful standard, as pay scales vary so greatly in different regions of the country and in different sectors of health care.

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Absolutely NOT based on years of experience, the facility has a capped salary. Work there for 30 years?? , you will max out at xxx amount per hour.

Then, there is an increased new base salary for recruitment/ inflation.

This crazy math equals..

New nurse $29 / hour.

Old bat with 30 years of experience ... $33/ hour.

Welcome to the (not so) wonderful world of nursing.

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Altra is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

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A lot of good general info here:

Registered Nurses*

You can search through for more specific RN wage information for your state, and possibly even your specific county.

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ebear has 37 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/Peds/O.R./Legal/cardiology.

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"Old bat"? wow....

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A lot of good general info here:

Registered Nurses*

You can search through for more specific RN wage information for your state, and possibly even your specific county.

Thanks for the link!

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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My place of employment has a wage grid that dictates what a person will earn based on how much experience (s)he has. Someone with 0 to 1 years of experience will earn 'X' amount of money hourly, 2 to 5 years is worth a higher hourly rate, and so forth.

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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After 9 years experience, you're capped off where I am. A new grad earns 33.00 an hour and the 9 year nurse earns 44.00 an hour. Aside from regular increments based on cost of living, that's the minimum and the maximum.

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BellaInBlueScrubsRN has 3 years experience.

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I'm working in the wrong state! I started orientation out of school at 19/hr, then up to 22 I want to say after; then 6,12,18 month raises. When I left and came back to the same hospital, I got hired in at an "18 month pay rate." So yes, they base it soley on years experience. Don't think there is a cap.

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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What is paid varies as greatly as the weather. No rhyme or reason, some facilities are better at it than others. Union facilities are really the only ones that have a system clearly laid out for seniority and compensation when "maxed out".

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silverbat has 22 years experience and specializes in Care Coordination, MDS, med-surg, Peds.

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love the "old bat" comment>> am proud to be an OLD BAT!!!!!!

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OCNRN63 is a RN and specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

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"Old bat"? wow....

I believe that expression was first used by a new nurse describing her older colleagues. We (the older nurse) decided to run with it.

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