What are some common nursing salaries for ER, Med surg, OR ICCU
Highs and lows
Feb 24, 2000
Originally posted by natbrat:What are some common nursing salaries for ER, Med surg, OR ICCUHighs and lows
Feb 29, 2000
i work in a level 2 trauma center. nurses here make the same, whether you work in er or med/surg. we just went to a new system that involves a clinical ladder--sort of... anyway, about $20.50 to $22.00 an hour. night shift makes something like $2.40 an hour extra for shift differential.
I work in critical care in NW Alabama. I have beenn an Rn for 12 years. I have a BSN and a CCRN. I work nights. I am paid 16.95 base pay. I get 1.00 extra for unit diff and 2.00 extra for night shift. I am paid no more for education or certification. We recently got a .92 cent across the board raise for Rn's. The docs were told that because of our raise certain capital expenditures would be put on hold. What a lie. Most doctors don't know a thing about budgets or how healthy the bottom line of this hospital is and believed the lies! We only got the raise because we are trying to bring in a union and this was an effort to placate us. My 16.95 is after the raise!
CANRN, MSN, RN
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Care, Family NP.
Has 17 years experience.
Mar 1, 2000
I live in Ohio and worked ICU/ICCU and med surg. The pay was the same at 15.76 an hour and .75 shift diff. I have now gone into agency work and make 22.00 Monday through Friday and 23.00 on the weekends, with $8 a day travel pay. Along with that, I have more flexibility and can pick the days I want to work and the hours. It gives me a chance to NOT miss my daughter's school events and to work on building my preventative health care business. Nurses are truly the most underpaid, over-worked and least respected profession around! I got tired of not getting paid for what I'm worth!
Mar 3, 2000
I am a senior nursing student soon to be graduating. I have been doing my homework in regards to nursing salaries. Salaries highly depend on where you live. I was shocked to hear that in Ohio a nurse makes only $16.00 an hour. I am a CNA and make $13.50 an hour, but then again I live in California (Bay Area). Maybe that is why.In Marin County ICU nurses start at $31.00 per hr, and I believe OR nurses start a few dollars short of that. But I guess us Californians aren't so lucky because over half our salaries go to rent!!
Nursing Student of California
Mar 4, 2000
I have to agree with the previous post. Much of it is dependent on where you reside/work. I am moving from the Chicago area to Southwest Missouri and my base pay will be $3 less an hour! But.. the cost of living is less also. It has to be taken into account, your years of being a nurse, your specialty as well as certifications etc. Many non-profit hospitals will pay less and the for-profit may pay higher as is the situation in the suburb I live in now. They are having "pay" wars between the area hospitals to attract nurses from each others' hospital. But I imagine it is pretty much the same everywhere lately...nursing shortage...they have to do something to attract us. Better nurse-to-patient ratios at my new job where I am moving is what attracted me and definitely NOT the salary! It's what makes ME happy and satisfied!
Mar 6, 2000
This dollar figure might frighten some of you, how about $14.15 an hour. $16.00 sounds pretty good to me. Of course I live in South Dakota where everyone is underpaid. I might also add that $ figure is in the largest city in SD, I'm not sure how much the more rural nurses make here, but I'm sure it's even less than what I make!!
That's why I'm looking elsewhere. Does any one know how much a nurse makes in AZ, I'm looking at moving there.
Hi, saw a question re: RN pay in AZ. I was working as preadmitting nurse, days at a downtown Phoenix hosp and made $17.00 per hour. That was with 13 years experience. Hope this helps. AZ (Phx) is a beautiful place to live (in the winter!).
Mar 7, 2000
I work in PACU in ME and after 20yrs I'm making $26.00/hr + diferentials. We are experiencing a severe shortage and are expecting another market increse this year. Also looking at a union should be interesting.
I live in the Phoenix area and the salaries range from $15.00/hr for new grads to about $28.00/hr. This is base pay without shift and wekend differential. By the way Arizona isn't too sunny rightnow. Its been raining for two days. We are definitely in a nursing shortage. We are even hiring new grads for critical care areas. This includes NyICU.
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