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Pay increase with 2years experience?

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by emm13 emm13 (New) New

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I’ve been a nurse for almost two years. I work on a cardiac floor. Now that I have a little experience under my belt, I’m looking at the next steps in my career and starting to apply for other jobs. I’m told that after you get a year of experience you can make better money...but what is a reasonable amount above my current rate to be asking for? I understand that is depends on my location and the employer, but in general...are we talking a dollar or two more? $5? More? I am absolutely clueless. 

I have experience on cardiac step-down/PCU: telemetry, cardiac drips, CABG, NSTEMI, vascular surgery, etc. 

I’m looking at jobs in either ICU or ED

I started at $26 as a new grad. Got a $1.50 raise at my 1 year review. With two years experience, what $$$ should I be asking for? 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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It all depends on where you live. A nurse with 2 years experience in my area making $27.50/hr is pretty much right on target.

Research salary rates in your area. If you are looking to change specialties, that will impact your earning potential as you start all over in the new specialty. 

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