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new RN - income questions

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I'm a new registered nurse, and I'm browsing through different hospitals to work for.

Does magnet hospitals offer more pay?

What states in the US are currently offering more pay or have an increase rate?

How much does a new RN usually get paid for? Here in Michigan is only $16/hr, which I thought was quite low. But I'm not sure how does that compare to other states.

Thank you :)

NoviceRN10

Has 5 years experience.

I'm a new registered nurse, and I'm browsing through different hospitals to work for.

Does magnet hospitals offer more pay?

What states in the US are currently offering more pay or have an increase rate?

How much does a new RN usually get paid for? Here in Michigan is only $16/hr, which I thought was quite low. But I'm not sure how does that compare to other states.

Thank you :)

I don't know any RNs in MI that make less than $23 an hr :eek:, unless you are looking for work outside a hospital?

Somewhere, there is a chart floating around that factors COL and hourly wages to determine which states offer the highest living wage. I believe Texas was at the top of the list. States like California have astounding wages ($50+ for a new grad in some areas) but the COL is just as astounding.

I agree that $16 an hour sounds low but I have no idea what the COL is like so can't say for sure. My facility starts new grads at $19 but our COL is pretty low.

Carrie_MTC

Has 3 years experience.

Here is Ohio it's in the low 20s, but new grad hospital jobs are hard to find. I started as a Home Health Nurse in central ohio at $27/visit which equals out to about $27/hour. I'm relocating to Florida for a hospital job and starting at $35/hour, I'm still considered a new grad only 4 months home health experience.

New grad positions I've seen in AZ start around $26/hr, but there aren't that many hospitals that offer them right now, so competition is pretty steep, 10-20 applicants for each job.

Here is Ohio it's in the low 20s, but new grad hospital jobs are hard to find. I started as a Home Health Nurse in central ohio at $27/visit which equals out to about $27/hour. I'm relocating to Florida for a hospital job and starting at $35/hour, I'm still considered a new grad only 4 months home health experience.

Where did you find a place that is $35 dollars/hr as a New Grad in FL? Nice, grats to you. But most new grads here start in the 20's.

biblepoet

Specializes in Correctional Nursing, Orthopediacs.

In Indianapolis, it is 21.75 hour at the hospitals. Home health and nursing homes pay more for RN. Those jobs go underfilled around here. Hospital jobs do not hire all the new grads they produce around here.

The base pay at the hospital I work for is $17.25...I'm in the Midwest.

I'm a new nurse as well and make $25/hr because of a program in which I can opt out of benefits at work (25% added on my base pay), $3.25/hr night differential, and $.50/hr for having my BSN.

From what I have heard, anywhere from $17-20/hr is pretty normal nationwide for nurses just starting out. I'm sure it's more on the coasts and in cities where the cost of living is ridiculous.

The couple of places that I know of in Philly are between $27.50 - $29 for new grad hires.

Carrie_MTC

Has 3 years experience.

Where did you find a place that is $35 dollars/hr as a New Grad in FL? Nice, grats to you. But most new grads here start in the 20's.

Naples, but you have to consider the cost of living there is considerably higher. Probably equals to be about the same I'm making here in Ohio.

I'm in a small city in GA and getting paid $19.50/hr as a new grad. Sucks but COL is pretty low so not so bad. Night shift and weekends help.

marktheawesome

Specializes in Telemetry.

After taxes, insurance, retirement, etc . . . I'm netting $16-17/hr. I just started at the VA here and my pay is the bottom of the totem pole.

SillyInScrubs

Specializes in Cardiology.

I'm in CT and starting at 28.50 on orientation and 29.50 off. Another hospital I interviewed at in CT started at 31.43. But as others have mentioned, cost of living is a factor here.

ICUSkeenRN

Specializes in CCRN, House Sup, CCT, Unit Director, ICU. Has 8 years experience.

32.28 for new grads in CA.........can I get a woop woop????

kgh31386, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

Lol woop woop how much is your cost of living??? Here in TN new grads are starting out in the $21-23/hr range. I'm getting $22, +4.50 after 3pm(I work nights btw), + 8$/hr for weekends. This kind of pay is pretty good in my city, it can get you an apartment on the river. Or a cozy house if you want one.

NoviceRN10

Has 5 years experience.

Lol woop woop how much is your cost of living??? Here in TN new grads are starting out in the $21-23/hr range. I'm getting $22, +4.50 after 3pm(I work nights btw), + 8$/hr for weekends. This kind of pay is pretty good in my city, it can get you an apartment on the river. Or a cozy house if you want one.

Geez, your shift differentials are awesome! I get around $2.50 extra for working nights, and $2 more on the weekend.

Anyone know pay rates in upstate NY? Specifically Rochester? (That's the area I will be looking into when I graduate)

I'm outside of philly and making 35.72 (as a new grad) as a base pay with 25% more per hour for night shift.

My girlfriend who moved to Mass was offered 90k. and a 10k signon/moving bonus