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Nursing Salary Survey 2014

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Compensation is an extremely important aspect for the overwhelming majority of people who must work for a living, including the nurses who claim to do their jobs for purely altruistic reasons. Salary surveys can empower nurses because they unearth valuable information. You are reading page 10 of Nursing Salary Survey 2014. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

JulieWanager has 43 years experience and specializes in Neuro, Ped, ICU, Quality, IC, Risk.

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As we welcome the dawn of a propitious new year that is brimming with plenty of promise and new beginnings, I wanted to bring up a topic that is influential to most people. Of course, the topic at hand is compensation. While job satisfaction, personal gratification, altruism, achievement of individual goals, a love of science or a fondness for helping patients heal are all deeper reasons why many people might enter and/or stay in the nursing profession in the face of an increasingly challenging era in healthcare provision, it would be disingenuous to deny the significance of pay.

Salary is an important component for the vast majority of people who must work for a living, including those who claim to do their jobs for purely altruistic reasons. As much as we may love the work that we do, most of us would not continue to show up to work each day if our employers suddenly declared, "You will no longer receive a pay check every two weeks. Instead, we will repay you with compassion, compliments, gratitude and appreciation for a job well done."

To be perfectly frank, compassion does not pay the rent, gratitude will not fill the fridge with food, and caring will not prevent the utilities from being disconnected for lack of timely payment. The truth is that we all need appropriate compensation for the vital services that we render, so I wonder about the occasional person who states, "I love nursing so much that I'd do it for free!" I challenge these people to resign from their paying jobs and volunteer their nursing services for free for the remainder of their working years. Only the well-off can pull it off for an extended time.

With that having been said, informal salary surveys can be worth their weight in gold. The salary survey is a tool that benefits nurses because it gleans valuable information:

  • It makes us more aware of the average rates of pay for others in our profession.
  • It enables us to be reasonable when pursuing a fair pay rate from a potential employer.
  • It takes other factors into account, such as geographic variances and differences in specialties.
  • It regards the fact that salaries can be a tricky topic - some employees would never even dream of disclosing their pay to colleagues, and many organizations have policies in place that prohibit open discussion of wages. In other words, salary can be a very touchy subject.

If you wish to participate in the informal salary survey for 2014, please list the information in the following order:

  1. Geographic location
  2. Pay rate
  3. In which area / specialty do you work?
  4. What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)?
  5. What type of degree and/or certification do you have?
  6. How many years of experience do you have?
  7. Are you full-time, part-time, or casual / per diem / PRN status?
  8. What shift do you work?
  9. Do you receive any shift differential?
  10. Are you a manager or supervisor?

And if you do not want to provide any salary information, that's perfectly fine, too. Thanks!

I am a nurse in the St. Louis area. I am the Director of Quality and Risk Management at a 165 bed hospital. I am a registered nurse with 43 years experience. 10 years in Quality. I have my BSN and a Masters in Public Health and my Certification as a Professional in Healthcare Quality. I work full-time and as the Director I am expected to be on call 24/7. I make $90,000 per year.

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Hello I just changed positions within my employer so will provide information on both position as one is management and one is not.

1. Geographic location: St. Petersburg Florida

2. Pay rate: Salaried $58,000 year

3. In which area/specialty do you work? Unit Manager Long Term Care Psychiatric Facility

4. License: RN

5. Degree/Certification: LPN for two years Associates Degree (Three classes before I have my Masters in Nursing Education),

6. Years Experience: seven years in total

7. Full time

8. 7-3 Though as a unit manager I work 12-14 hours a day and typically six days a week

9. Do I receive a shift differential: No

10. Are you a manager or supervisor? I am a unit manager

Now as a Charge Nurse

1. Geographic location St. Petersburg Florida

2. Pay rate: $21.00 per hour

3. In which area/specialty do you work? I work in a psychiatric long term care facility

4. RN license

5. Associates degree

6. seven years

7. Full time.

8. 11-7

9. 11-7 gets $1.00, 3-11 receives $3.00 an hour differential

10. No. I am in the process of becoming the 11-7 supervisor which will pay me $1.00 extra per hour to supervise the 300 bed facility.

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RNCCMMS has 40 years experience and specializes in Gerontology, Case Management, Pediatrics.

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1. Geographic location NJ

2. Pay rate $34.00/hr

3. In which area / specialty do you work? Clinical Quality auditing

4. What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN

5. What type of degree and/or certification do you have? MS, CCM

6. How many years of experience do you have? 40

7. Are you full-time, part-time, or casual / per diem / PRN status? FT, medical benefits, pension, 401K (though the pension/401K is only in the last 15 years)

8. What shift do you work? Days-M-F, no holidays or weekends-(finally!)

9. Do you receive any shift differential? N/A

10. Are you a manager or supervisor? Neither currently though have done so in the past(don't want the headache)

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Nurselacey has 4 years experience and specializes in Psych nursing.

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Tacoma WaPsychiatric Nursing32.00 HourlyRN-BSN2 Years experience-LPN8 years experience-RNDay shift-Part timeShift diff 3.00 evenings/ 4.00 nights and 3.00 weekends.

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g8torlpn69 has 23 years experience and specializes in MDS/PPS.

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Is this by chance Jacaranda Manor?

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Southern California

RN BSN

4 years experience

Tele/Critical Care

$45/hr

12 Hr Shift

Very Rewarding Career and I love this area!

:)

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Thanks for this post, I would love to see some sort of nationwide registry which posts typical salaries for nurses. I am thinking of relocating to the south (Florida, Texas, NM) and would like to know what to expect in terms of wages. Another question you might want to include is whether or not the person is bilingual and if it's a qualification in their area. This seems to be very important in certain parts of the country.

Geographic Location - central Iowa

Pay Rate - Salaried $59,000

Area/Specialty - Psychiatric Nursing (supervisor - nonprofit mental health organization)

Licensure - RN

Degree/Certification - Associate Degree

Years of Experience - 19 plus 2 years as an LPN

Shift Differential - No

Manager/Supervisor - Yes

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Reno1978 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SRNA.

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WA State (Tri-Cities)

$33.88/hr

ICU

RN

BSN, CCRN, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC

6 years experience

Full Time

Night Shift

Nights $3.75/hr, Weekend $3.5/hr, Charge $2.75/hr, Preceptor $2/hr

Not a manager

In 2013, I made $86,200.

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Caribbean_cruzin has 13 years experience.

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  1. Geographic location - Sacramento, CA
  2. Pay rate - $61.35/hr
  3. In which area / specialty do you work? - Quality Management
  4. What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)?- RN
  5. What type of degree and/or certification do you have? - ASN
  6. How many years of experience do you have? - 14 yrs as an RN 6 years in the Quality department
  7. Are you full-time, part-time, or casual / per diem / PRN status? - full-time
  8. What shift do you work? - day M-F
  9. Do you receive any shift differential? - No
  10. Are you a manager or supervisor? - not a manager of people but of various programs/projects

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Which state are you in?

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mclennan has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CCM, PHN.

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Geographic location: SoCal

Pay rate: $82,000 salaried

In which area / specialty do you work?: case management

What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)?: RN

What type of degree and/or certification do you have?: BSN, PHN, RN-BC (2 ANCC certs, in ambulatory & gerontology), CCMC (certified case manager)

How many years of experience do you have?: 7

Are you full-time, part-time, or casual / per diem / PRN status?: FT, 40 hrs./wk

What shift do you work? 9am-6pm M-F

Do you receive any shift differential? No

Are you a manager or supervisor? No

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chiefsfan has 3 years experience and specializes in ER.

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I would love to move to San Diego. Is your pay rate typical for the area? I live in CA about 4hrs from San Diego but travel to San Diego often as my husband and I are big San Diego Padre fans and I love to go to the San Diego Zoo/wild animal park.

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