Jump to content

how much salary/hr should I expect since I'm a new grad RN?

First Year   (4,306 Views 15 Comments)
by BabyRN23 BabyRN23 (New Member) New Member

676 Visitors; 6 Posts

advertisement

how much should a new grad RN get paid per hour?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

limaRN has 3 years experience and works as a ICU/CVICU RN.

4,174 Visitors; 122 Posts

It really depends on the area of the country you work in with big cities paying more due to higher cost of living and can also depend on the type of facility you work in. I have a BSN and work in the New England area but now a big city hospital. Typical starting salaries here are around low to mid 20's per hour. I work nights also and we get a great shift differential around $6.50 and hour more for nights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3,872 Visitors; 114 Posts

Based entirely on location. And in what line of work you are in. In Idaho the hospitals start around 22/hr and other places start at 30 and still other like California could be as high as 35-40. But you must take into account your cost of living as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

EllTee2B works as a Registered Nurse.

4,604 Visitors; 195 Posts

Based entirely on location. And in what line of work you are in. In Idaho the hospitals start around 22/hr and other places start at 30 and still other like California could be as high as 35-40. But you must take into account your cost of living as well.

Nurses here in California can be much higher than 35-40. It's not unheard of for a new grad to start at 45-50 an hour before shift differential. If you land a good job at one of the premier hospitals, one could expect to be getting paid around 60 an hour (with differential) after a couple of years experience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1,659 Visitors; 9 Posts

I'm looking for hospital jobs in Ontario and most of them are about $28-30/hour to start (pay follows ONA's guidelines I think)... Some are like $21-22, but I think those ones are non-union jobs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ChristineN works as a RN.

28,232 Visitors; 3,464 Posts

As other's have said, your starting pay could vary greatly depending what area of the country you are in. I am in the D.C. area and new grads around here tend to start around $25/hr with differentials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
advertisement

19,292 Visitors; 1,131 Posts

Nurses here in California can be much higher than 35-40. It's not unheard of for a new grad to start at 45-50 an hour before shift differential. If you land a good job at one of the premier hospitals, one could expect to be getting paid around 60 an hour (with differential) after a couple of years experience.
I really need to move to CA. I live in northern NJ where the c ost of living is comparable.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

19,292 Visitors; 1,131 Posts

....... And we don't make near that much and staffing ratios really stink.My dad had an MI in monterey CA and thought the hospital was beautiful and couldn't believe he was the buses only patient( my dad at the time 3 years ago was 59 and excellent shape out on vacation. Can't beat your genes sometimes)He told me I really need to go out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nursynurseRN has 12 years experience and works as a RN.

6,032 Visitors; 294 Posts

In the inland empire in Southern California the lowest I've seen is 25 per hour for new grads

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9,907 Visitors; 386 Posts

how much should a new grad RN get paid per hour?
In what state? Where do you live?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Case Management RN.

1 Follower; 228 Articles; 315,641 Visitors; 27,607 Posts

Like others have said, new grad RN pay is dependent on your location and the overall cost of living there.

The new grad in rural Oklahoma will receive a starting wage of $18 to $19.50 per hour, while the new grad in the San Francisco Bay area of California might start out at more than $50 per hour. Then again, living in rural Oklahoma is significantly cheaper than living in San Francisco.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

EllTee2B works as a Registered Nurse.

4,604 Visitors; 195 Posts

Like others have said, new grad RN pay is dependent on your location and the overall cost of living there.

The new grad in rural Oklahoma will receive a starting wage of $18 to $19.50 per hour, while the new grad in the San Francisco Bay area of California might start out at more than $50 per hour. Then again, living in rural Oklahoma is significantly cheaper than living in San Francisco.

Can't use San Fran as a reference to the whole Bay Area. The numbers I gave were for the Bay Area not necessarily San Fran. These Areas outside San Fran have significantly lower cost of living. Higher than Oklahoma? Yes! But not as high as San Fran.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×