2005: The State of Nursing Salaries - page 3

from: advance for nurses survey results: the state of salaries by stephanie m. adamow, erin james & abigail scott what you are making? in our survey, nearly half of the 11,000... Read More

  1. by   VickyRN
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  2. by   Kate2233
    Quote from vickyrn
    please remember to abide by the forum rules:

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    nursing salaries in florida are notoriously low. you have to work a ton of hours to make a decent living. houses have doubled in the past 3 years and salaries have gone nowhere or have gotten lower. travel agencies are paying in the mid-$20 range with an average housing stipend of $1k per month or less. i was quoted a basic salary (with 10 years of rn experience) of $25 per hour at a large hospital in the tampa bay area. nurses in the philadelphia area that are right out of school are starting at that rate. agencies here are paying greater than $40 per hour. ic can make $50 and up per hour. when are the florida nurses going to wake up and realize that they need a union??? the "right to work" excuse is only a "right to be poor" one unless you decide to work 60 hours a week. please prove me wrong by telling me specifically where you can do better in florida. thanks
  3. by   1017sharonrn2003
    For the year 2006, I will gross $49462.00as a F/T m/s Rn in the state of PA.
  4. by   luzababy
    I've been working home health now for a little over a year and my salary is over $85000+ not including mileage plus extra visits such as admissions and post hospital visits. The downside, however, is car maintenance....with the gas prices rising, it can be costly.
  5. by   heavensheart
    Quote from Para2RN
    I work in Florida and make the average I guess, but I also work agency and make twice what the staff nurses make.
    well, can u give me the info about where you work?
  6. by   lossforimagination
    Quote from luzababy
    I've been working home health now for a little over a year and my salary is over $85000+ not including mileage plus extra visits such as admissions and post hospital visits. The downside, however, is car maintenance....with the gas prices rising, it can be costly.
    Wow, please say where! I'm in east TX doing the same (RN home health field work) and making less than half that!
  7. by   heavensheart
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    i know i do sound stupid, but what do u mean of home health?
    i am from the philippines and plans to work in one of the rehab centers in new york. well, i am planning to transfer after my contract expire and probably do moon lightning so i can have some extra earnings.
    so, i wanna know diffeent field of nursing, income and locations.
  8. by   MADDOG70
    Home health is where you go to the patients home and deliver care to them. Lots of paperwork so I'm told by many friends that do it. They are also limited as to what they can do outside the hospital settings. These are usually people with chronic illnesses that they see. No question is stupid. It's when you don't ask and pretend you know what's going on that's stupid. Just ask anything. Income varies. If you do agency you can get more money but if you need benefits you get less money but health coverage and such. Check out different agencies in your area and hospitals as to what they pay.



    Quote from heavensheart
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    i know i do sound stupid, but what do u mean of home health?
    i am from the philippines and plans to work in one of the rehab centers in new york. well, i am planning to transfer after my contract expire and probably do moon lightning so i can have some extra earnings.
    so, i wanna know diffeent field of nursing, income and locations.
  9. by   heavensheart
    i really appreciate your response.
  10. by   PeachyOrthoRN
    I saw that someone asked about IL, I made about 50,000$ last year and I stand to make just a bit more this year. I know that if you get closer to Chicago you make more.
  11. by   Nascar nurse
    I work in NW Indiana. Have 19 years exp in LTC. Made 19.28 as an LPN. Was increased up to 20.00 last month when I finally became RN. Also I would like to add, I had several friends/family/co workers cong. me on becoming RN. You would not believe the number that said "after all these years your finally a nurse". Even tho I am exremely proud of myself for completing the RN, I want to strangle those that didn't/wouldn't acknowledge the last 19 years of nursing. I will always believe a good, strong nurse is that way because that is how she wants to be, not because of the initials behind her name.
  12. by   alanpe
    Quote from jdkaos
    Well I am in the wrong state!! The average wage in MI is around 45,000 a year. But that is not including overtime.
    Not in the wrong, the average in Spain is even worst.
  13. by   zacsmimi
    I live in Maine, (the populated part!) in LTC. I work as per diem because it pays $3 more an hour. I can't afford benefits. The BASE pay at one of the facilities I work at, for RNs, with BSNs and experience? $19/hour.
    Another one pays me base rate of $21 so I make $24 when its all said and done.
    Price to be paid for living "life the way it should be"!?

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