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?
Feb 25, '07
$22-$25 seems to be starting average in Philadelphia area.
Gulped when I saw that Philadlephia hospital 12/12 program I used to work in now is up to $43 hr AM, $48 PM ---that is average $13 hr more than I make as a manager in same health system.
Lehigh Valley has always paid lower than Philly area despite being 1 hr away...that's why many RN's make commute to city. I even had colleages from Pocano's work 12/12 weekends due $$.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Feb 25, '07