OKC Nurse

by Matt777 (New) New

Thinking about moving to the OKC area and I am trying to figure a budget for the place. My credentials are as follows:


3.5 Years experiece Med/Surg

Charging experiene 1 yr (included in 3.5 years in Med/Surg)

ACLS certification

Any ideas on what I would start out at in the OKC area as far as pay with these stats?

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 163 Articles; 21,071 Posts

Hi and welcome to AN, the largest peer to peer nursing network. While I can't answer your specific question, I'm sure someone will be along soon that can help you out. Glad you joined!


Has 20 years experience. 1 Article; 151 Posts

Not sure where you are moving from, but the cost of living is said to be less in Oklahoma. Although I do not work in OKC, I am a nurse in Oklahoma with several years of Charge experience. New nurses typically start out around $20 an hour here. I would suspect you may get $21 or $22. Do a search for some of the OKC hospitals and do a job search. Occasionally they post the wage on there. Of course, nurses in specialty areas will make more just like anywhere else.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

New grads at most OKC hospitals earn in the $19 to $20 hourly range, so with less than 5 years of experience I expect the OP to be offered in the $21 to $23 range per hour.

I attended nursing school in OKC, but I wouldn't want to live there due to the spectacularly low pay rates for nurses. I live just south of the state line in Texas and earn $35/hourly with a similar cost of living as OKC.


Specializes in L&D,Wound Care, SNC. Has 10 years experience. 327 Posts

I moved to OKC in 2011 and at the time I had just under 5 years of working experience (I have been a nurse longer, but I had employment gaps due to having a child and relocating due to husband's work). They offered me $22/hr plus some change. This was for a clinic job, so no holiday, weekend, call pay etc. I almost decided to continue to stay at home, but decided to accept it because floor nursing was out of the question at the time due to my childcare situation.