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Which state pays nurses best? Thanks.... Read More
Sep 21, '06Quote from MuddaMiaWhy not live in Vt. and commute to Mass? You could live in a mansion with 50 acres in Vt. for the same COL. Heck of a commute though! Just a thought...My future plan to reap the best benefit possible is to move from Florida (ridiculous pay) to New Hamp or Rhode Island and commute into Boston to work. I know NH and RH are not "cheap", but there are good areas with great schools that are comparable in home prices to where I am now in Florida (yet the nursing pay in Boston is MUCH higher) so I think I will def. come out ahead.
Sep 21, '06Quote from oneLoneNurseAgreed with one caveat. Depending on one's age, it may not be such a good idea to count on SSI. I think the 401k comment is right on target though! Not using that throws away free money.Cost of living is important. BUT, if one makes a higher wage, SSI pays higher when you retire and if the employer contributes to a 401, a percentage of a higher salary/wage is higher. The retiree can chose to move somewhere with a cheaper COL once retired. Sooo in the long run I think the average person may be better off with a higher wage unless one is living in NYC when one factors in the above two pension variables.
Jul 11, '09Hi,
I live in NJ but commute to Philadelphia where I work as an ER Nurse.
I make $63/hr. And more on holidays/weekends.
Mind you, I've been a nurse for 20 yrs.
Southern states tend to have lower salaries due to a lower cost of living.
Hope this helps!
Sep 4, '09Well I'm in Texas now... I believe the statistics can be somewhat deceiving. Cost of living is low in a majority of Texas; however, to get the higher paying jobs you have to live in one of the large metro area such as Dallas or Houston where the cost of living is considerably higher. I live about 2 hrs east of Dallas and make probably $10/hr less than I would if I lived in the city... the cost of living is starting to creep up too, without the pay increase
Sep 10, '09This is way off for FL most nurses I know that work in HCA hospitals make
$45.00/hour and in the VA Hospitals $36/hour and HCA and Bayfront allow nurses to work for travel agency which also give them a stipend for housing 900.00 to 1200.00 a month. when was this study done? Orlando,Miami and Tampa pay high also.