Starting income for ADN R.N.s in upstate NY?

  1. I was just hoping that some of you might be able to give me an idea of what is the typical starting income for R.N.s with an ADN in NY - particularly the Rochester area (western NYS)?

    Thank you,

    JA
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  3. by   RNKay31
    I think some range from 61,000 --68,000 for new grads in NY
  4. by   saphira
    New grads in Binghamton up to Syracuse make between $15 and $19 base an hour. Depends on the facility and whether or not it's unionized. Nursing homes and doctors' offices pay less than hospitals. I started at $18.49, but they gave me credit for my LPN work. Otherwise I'd have made $18.13 per hour.

    I don't know how comparable that is to Rochester, but you should be able to find salary information by searching the web.

    Isabel, RN
  5. by   Tranquility
    Sorry for such a late reply, I am a RN in Rochester. Pay depends entirely on how much experience you have, if you work in a program ie.. wknds only, per diem and where you work, starting pay: Hospitals $20-$21 per hr + shift diff/ Nursing Homes $ 21-22 per hr. However if you are contract in hospital with experience you can make $26-$28 per hour, or program like only wknds with a home care agancy you can make $37 per hour like me.

    I hope that helped!

    Oh ya! we don't pay our nurses based on AAS or BSN all experience!
  6. by   cheryn
    I am planning to move to Upstate NY in the next year. I will be living about one hr from Kingston. Does anyone know what the hospitals in Kingston are paying? I have experience in ED and ICU and I hope to have my TNCC, CEN, and CCRN completed before I go.
  7. by   chip193
    Quote from cheryn
    I am planning to move to Upstate NY in the next year. I will be living about one hr from Kingston. Does anyone know what the hospitals in Kingston are paying? I have experience in ED and ICU and I hope to have my TNCC, CEN, and CCRN completed before I go.
    I work for a nursing agency in one of the Kingston hospitals (and I'll be there tonight!). It seems that there aren't any hospital staff in the ERs any more - just one or two and the rest are agency folk.

    Good luck!
  8. by   gynot
    new grads start at $21-00/hr for hospital, nursing homes is usually less. You get 35 cents /hr extra for a BSN. Strong Memorial Hospital has a lot of great opportunity and benefits. Education is free at the University of Rochester after a wait period.
  9. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from cheryn
    I am planning to move to Upstate NY in the next year. I will be living about one hr from Kingston. Does anyone know what the hospitals in Kingston are paying? I have experience in ED and ICU and I hope to have my TNCC, CEN, and CCRN completed before I go.
    Not sure what the situation will be like next year, since Kingston Hospital and Benedictine (the only two hospitals in Kingston) will be merging. Or "aligning" as they're now calling it. Not really sure how well that's going to go off, one's non-sectarian and one's Catholic, but.....anyway, Kingston is offering sign-ons for experienced ICU nurses for NIGHT shifts up to a $10K bonus. ED also has bonuses, for hard to fill shifts of course, up to $6K. Benedictine is also offering bonuses, don't remember what recently. Both hospitals start new grads at about $22 per hour, pay up to a buck an hour extra for certifications (depending on what they are).

    If you have experience in a hard to fill area and are willing to work hard to fill shifts, particularly if you are willing to do extra shifts for premium pay, you can make a bundle.
  10. by   cheryn
    Thanks for the info! I am surprised that those two hospitals are aligning/merging. Which hospital will be the lead one? I know that whenever I have checked the online job opportunities for these hospitals, Kingston had many and Benedictine had few. I always thought that said alot for which hospital people were more satisfied working for. I wonder how this joining will affect job satisfaction.
  11. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from cheryn
    Thanks for the info! I am surprised that those two hospitals are aligning/merging. Which hospital will be the lead one? I know that whenever I have checked the online job opportunities for these hospitals, Kingston had many and Benedictine had few. I always thought that said alot for which hospital people were more satisfied working for. I wonder how this joining will affect job satisfaction.
    There's way too much unknown right now, but the "out" seems to be in having a parent corporation ruling over them both, like an umbrella. But there's alot of duplication of services between the two hospitals, so there's alot of talk about which hospital will have the ED, which will have main med-surg, which will have cardio/tely, which does what. But since there's different philosophies in place (and the reason both hospitals are popular!) it's hard to figure the final outcome. Primarily different OB services currently in place: Kingston offers reproductive services that Bene won't (and it goes beyond abortion, which seems to be the media's sticking point). Might just be one of those "on paper" things: the parent corporation makes it look like one entity, when they really operate as two. We'll have to wait and see!

    As for employment opportunities and job satisfaction, don't let online listings fool you: what a hospital lists online and what they really have open aren't the same thing. I know that when I was looking at them both, Bene had jobs available that weren't listed, and Kingston had pretty much filled spots that they still had showing as open. And I've heard that sometimes they don't list all the available spots because it looks bad. There was a time when Benedictine had ads constantly in the paper, sign-ons and promotions for the upcoming local grads and Kingston did not...but didn't mean much: there were jobs at both

    At any rate, I've seen people go from Kingston to Bene and back again. From Bene to Kingston and back again (remember, they are just a few blocks apart!). Then there's those that cross the river to work at Vassar because the pay is much nicer, but end up coming back to both hospitals because of employment stressors, environment or whatever (Vassar is unionized/mandated, neither Kingston nor Bene is).

    The grass is always greener, right? Hard to say which would look better to you in the long run....from what I've seen, and from what fellow classmates have told me at both, there's not a huge difference. People tend to stick by the one they're in (because they're in it, lol) and also tend to complain about the one they're in and romanticize the other. And then they switch

    Good luck to you!

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