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pay scale for boston RN's?

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Thanks,

I have an idea of how much the pay rate is now.

Beth Israel is not a union hospital. They were sued a few years ago for illegal pay practices and I think they've gotten a little better since then:

Beth Israel, CareGroup settle overtime lawsuit - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe

How much experience do you have? Your base should be more than $26/hr- new grads make more than that up here.

The way hospitals do their differentials varies by the hospital. I believe Beth Israel's differentials are similar to the other adult hospitals in the area - Brigham and Women's and Mass General - and that it's a flat rate as opposed to a percentage.

Boston doesn't have a city tax but Massachusetts has a fairly high state tax.

Parking is expensive. If you plan to live in the city, take the T to work. Nearly all of the hospitals will subsidize T passes and allow you to pay the remainder with pre-tax dollars.

I am making significantly more working in home health than I did in the hospital but this isn't necessarily true across the board. In general hospitals will pay more, it's just my hospital in particular didn't pay well when compared to other Boston hospitals.

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Hi I'm thinking about doing an accelerated BSN. The MGH and Simmons Programs cost about 60K Tuition...plus there's living/trans/HI.. So I think I'd be @ 100K in debt. I'm wondering about nursing salaries in Boston and how quickly they increase? i.e.

Average Salary:

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I'm assuming unioned hospitals are better than non-union?

I'm most interested in L&D !

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Hi,

Trying to figure out if I can afford to do an accelerated program at the age of 57....Working as a nurse for at least 10 years... but starting a career near 60.

I'm told the Boston Market is tight. What hospitals in or around Boston are hiring new grads?

What is the salary progression? i.e.

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Huge Thanks

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Joseph Griffin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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Does anybody have an update for these numbers?

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OncologyCat has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant.

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On 1/8/2020 at 4:52 PM, Joseph Griffin said:

Does anybody have an update for these numbers?

I’m a new hire at one of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals in Boston with 2 years experience. Salary varies between hospitals ofc but for 2 years experience I was offered anywhere from $34-35/hour base for inpatient nursing. Every year you might be eligible for a raise of $1-2/hr I believe. 

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OncologyCat has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant.

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Oh and also MGH offered me ~$1-2 more per hour than union hospitals, but the benefits at the union hospitals are better in my opinion. MGH also has an orientation salary rate (~$4/hr lower than your base salary when you work independently off orientation) for however long your orientation is, while union hospitals pay you your base salary the entire time. Just fyi. 

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