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New grad RN salary in Florida 2014

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Hi all, just curious. I was finally offered a position as an OR/Recovery Room nurse at a cosmetic surgery center in south FL. The pay rate for a new grad RN is 20/hr. I have heard many comments about the low pay rate in FL, especially for new grads. Is this pay rate too low?

ILUVFLRN

Specializes in Operating Room. Has 3 years experience.

I am also an OR nurse in So. Florida and was hired as a new grad for a bit more than your hourly rate. Perhaps it is because I am in a hospital and was in the facility's training program for 6 months. Most of the nurses I graduated with are making between $21-$22/hour. Best of luck to you!

I have asked around and it seems like the going rate for a new grad RN in Florida is between $21-23/hr. I guess what they are offering me is right around the ballpark, especially considering that it is a surgery center and not a hospital where pay would be a bit more.

I have asked around and it seems like the going rate for a new grad RN in Florida is between $21-23/hr. I guess what they are offering me is right around the ballpark, especially considering that it is a surgery center and not a hospital where pay would be a bit more.

Ahh okay, it's a stand alone surgery center... The hospitals around me ARE the surgery centers lol! Cool and good luck!!!

For what you're responsible for, yes a little. I'd aim for 25-32$/ hr

25-32$/hr would be great! Although I haven't ran across anyone who started off making that much as a new grad here in South FL. It's crazy how the pay rate various depending on your area, just doesn't make sense. :no:

its about 18/hr for new grads in the Florida pan handle

Ft lauderdale area 23$ base pay and my friends are making around the same as well.

I start at $22 in Palm Beach County but the hospital I'm at is on the lower spectrum compared to some other people I know. But I looked for jobs like crazy so I'm going to take what I can get

Ndnrnbsn

Specializes in Labor and Delivery.

Are you going to be working in Miami Dade or Broward? In Miami it's $ 25.50 and Broward $ 24.00.

God is within her, she will not fail.- Psalms 46:5

What about the going rate for an RN with 1 year of experience? Specifically critical care.

asaka6

Has 1 years experience.

I got offered 23 .. Med surg floor

thenursemandy

Specializes in Med-Surg, LTC, Psych, Addictions.. Has 13 years experience.

I wonder if panhandle area hospitals offer an incentive for working per diem and night shift. I figure I'll make a little less base rate in Fl than WA, but I don't want to give up too much.

South Fl....I was just hired in a hospital for a peds specialty unit on nights. The pay is a little over $30, which includes the night differential 😊

calivianya, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

I wonder if panhandle area hospitals offer an incentive for working per diem and night shift. I figure I'll make a little less base rate in Fl than WA, but I don't want to give up too much.

Not much. I interviewed at one in the panhandle that wanted to offer me $20.50/hr with a year of experience and the night diff was either $2.50 or $2.75, I can't remember. The night/weekend diffs might bring you up to around $25/hr if you are lucky.

How much do RNs in Seattle, WA make?

thenursemandy

Specializes in Med-Surg, LTC, Psych, Addictions.. Has 13 years experience.

I'm not in Seattle, but about 18 miles away.

Anyway, my hospital base starts about $28. I get 15% for working per diem, another $3.50 or so for NOCs, and another $3.00 or so for weekends.

Nurse:Patient ratios are good, and so is morale.

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