That Guy, BSN, RN, EMT-B 3,421 Posts Specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab. Has 6 years experience. Oct 10, 2016 You shouldn't make the "good" money just yet. You need experience. It sucks I know, but you need something to back up the demand for the higher pay. You will get there though. I started at 19/hr in kansas. 6 years later Im making 6 figures, and no I don't live in California. No one should come out of school expecting high pay.