Pay in Montana

by Just_Kidney Just_Kidney, ADN, BSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in Nephrology. Has 7 years experience.

Hello! I am a nurse in Washington State and my wife and I are planning to move to Montana next Spring. I am curious what I can expect in terms of pay for that area, since I'm sure its lower than where I am now. I am a BSN RN with 5+ years of nursing experience, the last one as a clinical nurse manager for a dialysis clinic. I would be looking for dialysis RN jobs, case management positions or just general med-surg hospital jobs, probably in the Missoula area. I am trying to put together a budget in terms of what we can afford for rent etc. but its hard without knowing what I might be making. I make $40 an hour now and am hoping for a job in the $32-35 an hour range. Is that unrealistic for Montana? Anyone willing to share what they make or what they think I could expect? Thank you so much!



Specializes in Critical Care / Rapid Response. Has 10 years experience. 2 Posts

So I worked in Montana straight out of school for a year, and I was only getting paid $26 in the area I was living--though this was a good 7 years ago. As someone with experience and depending what part of Montana, I'm sure you would be able to negotiate your salary to $32-35 easily.



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On 4/16/2020 at 1:43 PM, Just_Kidney said:

Hi Just_Kidney, Just wonder if you have moved to Montana?

I also live in Washington State but looking for RN job in Montana.