Orange county California nursing salaries

  1. I am relocating to orange county California from Arkansas in early July of this year. I've looked on indeed and a couple other sites and I am seeing salary ranges everywhere from $55,000 a year up to $92,000 a year. Does anybody have a better, more accurate idea of what I can hope to make out there? I need to get an apartment before I move and I don't have any idea what I'm going to be able to afford.
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    About keekle1971

    Joined: May '18; Posts: 4
    from CA , US

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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from keekle1971
    I am relocating to orange county California from Arkansas in early July of this year. I've looked on indeed and a couple other sites and I am seeing salary ranges everywhere from $55,000 a year up to $92,000 a year. Does anybody have a better, more accurate idea of what I can hope to make out there? I need to get an apartment before I move and I don't have any idea what I'm going to be able to afford.
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  4. by   keekle1971
    (I was able to read your PM but can't post a PM yet because I'm new on here.) Thank you for the info!! Yeah it took from Jan 30th to the end of April to get my license. I have a contact at the West Anaheim Medical Center who is the director of ER/ICU, so that may lead to something, but I've put in a lot of applications online. I have 8 years ER experience as a paramedic and began working as an RN in the same ER in January. The only thing that changed is that I gained access to the OmniCell (our med dispesory) and am able to hang drips now. I've literally been doing all the other nursing skills for years. I'm hoping they take that into consideration. I may have an apt in Huntington Beach for $1495 which, if I start at $60,000 per year should work, I just wanted some reassurance that I should be making at least that much. Oh my gosh and you're not kidding about the traffic! I've got friends out there so I've been to visit quite a few times and my goodness, that was the thing to get used to! What does Per Diem mean out there? We have PRN/Casual here which is no net schedule, but I'm still able t work enough to draw a full paycheck. Is that the same?

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