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NEW GRAD PAY???

nealmink nealmink (New) New

School is NOT easy and for some of us it definitely isn't cheap. For an upcoming new grad like myself I am curious to what new grads make. As we all know every region is different so please help us out. What is the pay for new grads WITHIN THE PAST 3 YEARS?

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Thinking you would just be lucky to FIND a job as a newbie. Your starting salary will be written in stone by your employer.

Im not following your format but in the Chicagoland area , it's too difficult to say out right but most hospital positions are 0.8-0.9 FTE (64-72 hours per pay period). Pay starts ~27.00 hourly plus shift differentials for nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays with full benefits (i.e. health insurance, eye care, and dental). Rents depend on proximity to the city and amenities in the area. You can do that research yourself. As far as finding job... I didn't personally struggle with that.

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Clarity

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

Moved to First Year After Nursing Licensure forum

Im not following your format but in the Chicagoland area , it's too difficult to say out right but most hospital positions are 0.8-0.9 FTE (64-72 hours per pay period). Pay starts ~27.00 hourly plus shift differentials for nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays with full benefits (i.e. health insurance, eye care, and dental). Rents depend on proximity to the city and amenities in the area. You can do that research yourself. As far as finding job... I didn't personally struggle with that.

Thanks you for the input. Was talking with a few of my cohorts and we were curious about the pay in different regions of the country.

I don't work as an RN yet, but I had an interview. The recruiter told me that they start at 29.01 an hour, plus 3.50 differential, plus 2 more dollars if you work in the float pool. This is a unionized hospital in western NY. benefits were good, 6 weeks (I think) vacation after a year of employment, health insurance, optional dental and I think vision insurance, basic life insurance included with the option of buying more.

JaaaeyRN

Specializes in Oncology.

City/State: Michigan

Position: RN

Pay: 27.94 base + 11% shift diff

Benefits: yes for full time position

Housing/Rent in area: none for me but $500 for mortgage from my husband's.

RookieRoo

Specializes in Critical care.

City/State: General Indianapolis Area

Position: varies

Pay: $20-23 plus differential was the range from area hospitals, one of those being a magnet status hospital

Benefits: full

Housing/Rent in area: under $1000/month rent for a decently sized house, less for a mortgage (120k-130k for standard subdivision houses)

Thank you all for responding it's helpful because I know a few of my friends in the cohort who want to move, and I would have thought Chicago would have been higher since it is a major city

I thought the pay was pretty fair for someone with no experience. It is truly not up to you....not much room for negotiating when others with experience are looking for that same spot. The Chicago market is fairly saturated as well. Not to mention, I think students (and the general public) overestimate how much nurses really make. It's a solidly middle class career, at least starting out.

On a brighter note, there's still shift differentials for nights, weekends, aND holidays. Plus overtime. You can add to your salary that way.

I thought the pay was pretty fair for someone with no experience. It is truly not up to you....not much room for negotiating when others with experience are looking for that same spot. The Chicago market is fairly saturated as well. Not to mention, I think students (and the general public) overestimate how much nurses really make. It's a solidly middle class career, at least starting out.

On a brighter note, there's still shift differentials for nights, weekends, aND holidays. Plus overtime. You can add to your salary that way.

Oh wow. I go to school in NYC so I would think the salary would be comparable. I know nurses here are starting at $35 an hour and some $40 depending on the health care facility. I didn't know Chicago was heavily saturated with nurses, but then again I'm sure there are a plethora of nursing schools in Chicago. I know a friend from my program wants to move there upon graduation. Do you think it is worth it?

Have you ever been to Chicago? It's expensive but not NEW YORK expensive. I suspect the cost of living here is lower that your state. The Chicagoland area encompasses the city and the area that surround it for about 90 miles. It's the Midwest! I was born and raised here...so I think it's worth it. I like what I make for the hours I work

Have you ever been to Chicago? It's expensive but not NEW YORK expensive. I suspect the cost of living here is lower that your state. The Chicagoland area encompasses the city and the area that surround it for about 90 miles. It's the Midwest! I was born and raised here...so I think it's worth it. I like what I make for the hours I work

Thanks you. I will definitely encourage her

Stitch3296

Specializes in Med-Surg.

City/State: Western Washington, north of Seattle

Position: RN med/surg acute care

Pay: $27-30/hr. $4-6 shift differential

Benefits: PTO, med/dental with FT

Housing: 4 bed house, 1225.

nktxo

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Stroke, Trauma, NICU.

I know greatly of 3 areas the best because I have been working in two of them and have had job offers in all 3 areas when I was a new grad RN last year.

City/State: Northern Virginia

Position: RN I (New Grad RN)

Pay: $25/hr new grad RN pay with $4-5 differential (for the 2 major hospital systems in this area)

Benefits: Full-time benefits for 36 hours/week

Housing/Rent in area: Depends on how far you are from DC or a Metro station and how nice your place is. Some 1 bed/1 bath apartments in Arlington can be as high as $6k/month but some can be much less than that like $1900/month for a 2 bed/2 bath 30 minutes from DC.

City/State: Washington, D.C.

Position: Clinical RN I

Pay: $28/hr new grad RN pay with $4-8 differential (generally)

Benefits: Full-time benefits for 36 hours/week

Housing/Rent in area: Obviously it's really expensive if you live within D.C. Many people who work in D.C. live in Northern Virginia or Southern Maryland and they commute. You're looking at $1.5k starting for a decent studio/1 bed.

City/State: Richmond, VA (and possibly Charlottesville, VA)

Position: Clinical Nurse I

Pay: $21.57/hr new grad RN pay with $4-8 differential

Benefits: Full-time benefits for 36-40 hours/week

Housing/Rent: Much cheaper than DC/Northern Virginia. Rent for a 1 br/bath can range from $500-1200 depending on the area and amenities.

Northern NJ

New Grad RN

$33.65 base pay, $3 differential, $1.50 extra for weekends

Rent depends on the area/city but the norm would be $1100-$1300 for a decent one bedroom apartment in a fairly nice area.

City/State: Holyoke, Massachusetts

Position: RN critical care (IMC) (new grad)

Pay: $28.26

Benefits: They offer HNE for medical insurance. Differentials 3-11 $2.00, 11p-7a 15%, weekend $2.00

Housing/Rent in area: for a 3bd room around $1500

This is in Western Massachusetts. The hospital is Holyoke Medical Center.

City/State: Springfield, Massachusetts

Position: RN (new grad)

Pay: $33.00

Benefits: Differentials 7p-7a $7.00 weekend $5.00

Housing/Rent in area: For a 3 bedroom around $1500

This is for Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

City/State: Springfield, Massachusetts

Position: Nurse Residency Program (RN)

Pay: $27.00

Benefits: 3p-11p 10%, 11p-7a 20%, weekends $2.00

Housing/Rent in area: For a 3 bedroom around $1500

This is for Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

City/State: Greeley, co

Position: med/onc/tele, banner hospital

Pay: $24.78/hr (days) with $2.00/hr more for weekend shifts, 36 hours/wk

Benefits: full (health, vision, dental, life, paid time off, 401k)

Housing/Rent in area: $1100-$1600/month for 2 bedroom apartment.

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