Moving to Pensacola Jun '09


So, my family and I are going to be moving from Cincinnati, OH to Pensacola, Fl in June '09 to be closer to my family. By the time I move, I will have 1 year of M/S experience under my belt. I have plenty of housing opportunities in Pensacola, however, I need to know what the job market for RNs is like.

I have went to different hospital websites, but most have few jobs and want more experience than what I will have.

Does anyone on here know what the minimum starting wage is in Pensacola? I know that the wage down there isn't as much as up here in cincy, but i am trying to figure out a budget and how much we can afford for housing when we get down there.

I appreciate anyones response :)

~Heather~ :nurse:

chnc1024, ASN

108 Posts

Has 9 years experience.

I live in Pensacola now and am in Nursing school here. From what Ive been told, starting pay is around $23 an hour. And Ive also heard Baptist Hospital is the best to work in. A LOT of people have said HORRIBLE things about West Florida Hosp. but I also heard Baptist is suppose to take them over.

Not sure I was of much help, but I wish you much luck!! I really love living here and wish I didnt have to move (hubby will be going to FSU)



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Specializes in MedSurg.

thanks chancie...only one hospital has contacted me about their starting rate and that was sacred heart, and he said that its up to nursing administration as to what rate a RN is started at but the lowest they pay RNs is 18.59/hr...i am a new grad in cincy and make 20.66/hr...i just really don't want to take that kind of a pay cut...however, i want to be closer to my family that lives in P'cola, so i might just have to take the cut and get over it.

Baptist told me they only give out wage information during i guess i will have to find out in may when i go down to interview before we move...thanks for all your help :)


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