Average starting pay in PA? - page 2

I will be starting a job at Lehigh Valley Hospital and to be honest, I thought the pay would be better. What's the average for a new nurse?... Read More

  1. by   K98
    At AGH in Pittsburgh a new RN earns 20.19 base salary. BSN is a little higher. I have a buddy that drives one of the parking shuttles. He clears about 150.00 per pay less than me. Better hours, too.
  2. by   jsu102
    In Hershey the starting salary is currently $22.90, with the base getting increased every July.
  3. by   Proverbs 16:3
    thx for sharing. as close as i am to HUH, i'm not sure if i want to work for them.
  4. by   newnurse07
    why??? what's wrg
  5. by   MsLady06
    oh you have to know how to maximize your income. I know a RN making $100,000 a year...it is possible but you got to do research and make sacrifices if thats what your looking for If I were an RN I would not work for less than $32 an hr. Maybe thats just me....
  6. by   googabin02
    jsu102- do you work at Hershey? I just recently took a job there!
  7. by   coopman712
    In Hershey the starting salary is currently $22.90, with the base getting increased every July.
    Wow I thought it was a little higher than that. I'm in Hershey too, but still in school (prenursing right now). Are the salaries higher for night shifts? Are there differentials?

    do you work at Hershey? I just recently took a job there!
    Congrats! I don't work there but volunteer at Hershey.
  8. by   Brad_RN_Student_PA
    In williamsport, 23 and change to start...that's not too bad. I dont think. Plus a pretty well respected hospital. Anyone else from w'port?
  9. by   newnurse07
    mslady 06 if you are not a nurse then how do you know what to ask for as far as rates go...and then rn making 100,000 is she a new nurse or how long has she been in practice....jus askin
  10. by   markas214
    I can't work for less than $38/hr. I make $41 now at Lehigh Valley working 12 hour weekend nights. New grads start around $23. LVH is not known for high pay but is an exceptional place to work and a top 100 Money Magazine employer for 2006. You can make a lot of money there if you work the weekend program and do extra shifts. 48 hrs a week could earn you 100K/yr. You can get a weekend position after 6 months as a new nurse. So a new nurse can easily make 85-100k their first year.
    Last edit by markas214 on Mar 24, '07
  11. by   hushpupgrl
    quick question about salary.....if a nurse doesn't work the weekend night shift, do they still make decent money? what would be the round about salary of a nurse who didn't work weekends or nights? i guess what i'm trying to ask is if the only way nurses make good money is if they work weekends.

    thanks
  12. by   dawngloves
    Quote from hushpupgrl
    quick question about salary.....if a nurse doesn't work the weekend night shift, do they still make decent money? what would be the round about salary of a nurse who didn't work weekends or nights? i guess what i'm trying to ask is if the only way nurses make good money is if they work weekends.

    thanks
    I don't know any nurse, that doesn't work for an agency, that doesn't work weekends. And depending on where you work, you will be rotated to nights as well.
    What pay boils down to is where you work, what hospital, what department and what shift. There will be a a wide range of pay in PA as it is a big state with many rural and urban areas.
    And an hourly rate isn't everything. If you make $19/hr day shift and you get great medical, 401K, lots of vacation and sick time, free parking and cafeteria discount, then it evens out. If you make $30/hr and the befefits stink, it's the same.

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