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2018 Nurse Salary

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#MakeItRain has 3 years experience .

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I didn't see one of these posted for 2018, so I thought I'd get this party started. Feel free to contribute whatever info you like. Let's compare some stats!

Location: Massachusetts

Experience: Just about 3 years; BSN

Specialty: ED

Facility: Large urban hospital

Base Pay: $33 and some coin

Differentials: Evening, night & weekend = $3, $2 and $3/hr, respectively.

OT: Anything over my regularly scheduled shift is time and a half.

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health.

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Location: Central KY, not far from Louisville or Lexington

Experience: 14 years, ADN

Specialty: Current, Med/Surge. Past, Psych, Home Health, LTC.

Facility: Critical Access Hospital

Base Pay: about 24.85 I think

Diff: Weekends and nights, 2.00 for both I think

OT: time and a half for anything over 40

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I just finished my 2 weeks at my old job and start my new job tommorow so I will post both since they are different units and different companies. Both places are in the same city area but big pay difference strangely.


Location: Midwest

Experience: 8 as an LPN, 7 months as a new grad RN. Associates degree.

Specialty: Tele

Facility: smaller hospital, 50/50 rural/suburban setting

Base Pay: $23

Differentials: $3

OT: time and a half


Location: Midwest

Experience: as above

Specialty: ED

Facility: Large hospital, mid size city

Base Pay: $27

Differentials: $3

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Ohio: hospital in the city

10 years as an RN

Base rate: $34 an hour

shift diff for nights is $5 an hour so I always work nights so I make $39 an hour

i work on a specialty Neuro Unit.

Amazing benefits! I've had three major surgeries in 10 years and I've never paid a dime. Best job ever!

Edited by neurogirl77

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Archerlpvn has 6 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

184 Posts; 4,116 Profile Views

Location- Denver, CO

Experience- 5 Years LPN

Specialty- home health, QA, psych, addictions.

QA job- 28$ per hour full time, 1.5x rate for anything over 40hrs q week. And I get paid 40-42$ per visit depending on which HH agency.

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Ella26 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Allergy and Immunology.

403 Posts; 9,720 Profile Views

Location: Mpls-St Paul Metro

Experience: 7 years; BSN

Specialty: Specialty Clinic

Facility: Small Private Practice Clinic

Base Pay: 24.50

Differentials: None.

OT: Time and half >40 hrs. Averaging ~ 45 hrs/week.

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bugya90 has 9 years experience as a ASN, BSN, LVN, RN and specializes in Ambulatory Care-Family Medicine.

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I recently completed my LVN to RN program so I'll post my LVN pay from my old job and my new grad RN pay


Location: Central Texas

Experience: 6 years

Specialty: Family Medicine

Facility: small clinic that is part of a large multi-hospital network

Base Pay: $19 and some change

Differentials: None.

OT: Not allowed to have overtime. 40 hours per week only

New Grad RN

Location: Central Texas

Experience: New Grad Residency Program

Specialty: Med-Surg/Renal

Facility: Small local hospital

Base Pay: $26 and some change with raises at 90 day and 6 month marks based on performance. I am on 12 hour day shift

Differentials: night & weekend $2-$3 depending

OT: Anything over 40 hours is time and a half.

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Rocknurse is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Critical Care and ED.

1,367 Posts; 27,542 Profile Views

Location: North East

Experience: 29 years; BSN, CCRN, CDN

Specialty: ICU/informatics

Facility: Large inner city level 1 hospital

Base Pay: $47

Differentials: %6.50/hr

OT: Time and a half.

Annual: >$100,00

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Buckeye.nurse has 13 years experience and specializes in Hematology-oncology.

295 Posts; 3,911 Profile Views

Location--Central Ohio

Experience--13 years. I'm certified in my specialty.

Specialty--hematology oncology

Facility--regional teaching hospital

Base pay--$34.09 (includes 3.5% certification pay)

Differentials--$3/hr charge pay, $5/hr evening/night, $5/hr weekend, $3/hr over-percent pay (up to 40 hours/week)

Benefits--10 paid holidays a year. We get 12 hours at base pay if we aren't working, and double time and a half if we are. Free tuition at the university I work at, all the benefits the university staff get (use of library, staff pricing on sports, access to university arts/fine arts programs, etc.), state employee retirement, day care on campus...I could go on!

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ICUman specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

1,629 Posts; 53,649 Profile Views

Southwest U.S.

2 years experience ADN

Community hospital



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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

4 Followers; 6,108 Posts; 48,244 Profile Views

Location: Texas

Experience: 7 years

Specialty: Professional Development (MSN)

Facility: Very small, local community hospital

Base Pay: $39.00

Differentials: $2.50 eve, $6.00 weekend, double base pay for holidays, 2.00 on-call (rare), everything stacking

OT: over 40 hours is 1.5

5 weeks of PTO from day one

Medical insurance costs me $15 per pay check

6% matching on 401K with 100% vestment immediately

I love my job. May not be the highest paying out there but I live very comfortably and I have a lot of job satisfaction. Not enough money in the world to replace that. Low cost of living in TX combined with no state income tax makes me happy.

Edited by not.done.yet

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

14 Followers; 123 Articles; 5,493 Posts; 197,690 Profile Views

We will be posting the 2018 allnurses Salary Survey in early February. Be sure to participate in this so your data will be included in the results.

Edited by tnbutterfly

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