Salary range for New grads in Las Vegas

  1. I just applied at University of Nevada Medical Center in Las Vegas. I'm graduating in less than 2 weeks, and there is no jobs here in the SF Bay area. The pay is pretty good and we have nursing ratios, but there is no jobs for the new grads coming out of local schools.

    If I find a job here, it'd be average of 40-50/hr, what's the new grad salary at University of Nevada Las Vegas?

    thanks a lot for your responses beforehand

    Omar
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  3. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from caballoazul78
    I just applied at University of Nevada Medical Center in Las Vegas. I'm graduating in less than 2 weeks, and there is no jobs here in the SF Bay area. The pay is pretty good and we have nursing ratios, but there is no jobs for the new grads coming out of local schools.

    If I find a job here, it'd be average of 40-50/hr, what's the new grad salary at University of Nevada Las Vegas?

    thanks a lot for your responses beforehand

    Omar
    UMC's starting wages are around $21 an hour -- but there are better paying jobs elsewhere (I just spoke with a friend who graduated from UNLV and she was offered a job of $29 at St. Rose). But I guess that is pretty rare -- I guess starting wages average $24 or $25. You must understand though that LV housing costs is far lower than SF housing costs.
  4. by   caballoazul78
    oh ok. I guess if UNLV calls I will ask them to withdraw my application. I owe too much money having gone to a private university in the Bay area. THere is no jobs here for new grads here!


    thanks for the info
    out
  5. by   DesertRain
    Quote from sistermike
    UMC's starting wages are around $21 an hour -- but there are better paying jobs elsewhere (I just spoke with a friend who graduated from UNLV and she was offered a job of $29 at St. Rose). But I guess that is pretty rare -- I guess starting wages average $24 or $25. You must understand though that LV housing costs is far lower than SF housing costs.
    I hear St. Rose pays well. A friend of mine just got a CNA job for $17 with less than a year experience.
  6. by   wannabemw
    I got somewhere b/t that at N. Vista (closer to the low end, but still better).
    Guess I'm glad UMC never called! [Then again UMC = RICH teaching enviro, & they LOVE new grads!]

    That 29.00 rate @ St Rose is if you are working nights I think. A few friends wk there ! HINT: only apply for New Grad positions and & during grad season , or they'll never call you! (It happened to me). Also, it pays to network! Good luck!
    ~MJ
  7. by   a21chdchic
    I don't know where you are to get a job offer as a new grad for $40-50/ hour, but I think you shoud consider staying there. By the way, where are you? I've been an RN for 14 years and don't make that.

    a21chdchic in AZ
  8. by   caballoazul78
    I'm in the SF Bay area, and it's normal for a new grad to start at 40-42/hr, then at 6 months you get like a 1.50 raise, and again at one year. So at the 1 year mark people make around 45/hr. I have a friend working at ICU, new grad started at 51.50/hr.
  9. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from a21chdchic
    I don't know where you are to get a job offer as a new grad for $40-50/ hour, but I think you shoud consider staying there. By the way, where are you? I've been an RN for 14 years and don't make that.

    a21chdchic in AZ
    She/He is a grad in the San Francisco area. Most hospitals in expensive cities in California (LA, San Fran, San Diego) pay their new grads $40 - 50. But you must understand that it is all relative -- the cost of living in these cities is EXTREMELY high.
  10. by   jeremyRN
    Salary is not the only thing you should be considering when applying as a new grad. What about sign on bonuses, medical benifits, retirement, longevity pay, and even more important - staffing ratios, training, probationary periods?

    Some hospitals in town may seem inviting because they are offering $27-29/hr for new graduates, but what are the working conditions like. Make sure you ask a lot of questions during your interview and do your research. What is their nursing turnover rate? How long is your probation period? What kind of training will you receive? Union or non-union? Do they have safe staffing ratios in effect? Is patient acuity taken into account (as it should) when making staffing assignments?

    You do not want to be stuck taking care of 8-10 patients on your own after only being on the job for 4-6 weeks and putting your new license at risk.

    Good Luck.
  11. by   Nakia
    I work at UMC and they start New Grads off at 23 something. If you work nights then it's 25 something, but UMC doesn't pay all the taxes because we are a county hospital. So we actually take home more than other new grad working the same hours. I love UMC. First it is a teaching hospital so everyone is willing to help you learn. UMC also offers New Grad programs in almost every area. Depending on the specialty its 3-6 months and they will send you to special classes. You get paired with a mentor and they train you and evaluate you. Plus they pay 19.75% of your base pay into retirement, in addition you can put your own money into a 451K if you want more retirement money. It's really a great place to work.

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