Average starting pay in PA?

  1. 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?
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  3. by   SandraDeeRN
    When I first started at a pittsburgh hospital it was 18.95 two years ago. It's now up to 19 something for new grads.
  4. by   mummer43
    Quote from SandraDeeRN
    When I first started at a pittsburgh hospital it was 18.95 two years ago. It's now up to 19 something for new grads.
    That's not too good.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    $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
  6. by   newnurse36
    Where are you working?
  7. by   mummer43
    Quote from stormmakers
    Where are you working?
    Lehigh Valley.
  8. by   SandraDeeRN
    Yeah I know. It seems everyone else around the pittsburgh area makes much more....
  9. by   classicaldreams
    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    $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 $$.
    Karen,

    Please share info about the 12/12 program.

    I started at $24.53 as a 2005 new graduate in a Philly hospital in 2005. I now average $33.00/hr. with shift diff., cert. diff., etc. Overtime pay is excellent at almost $60.00/hr!
  10. by   mummer43
    Quote from classicaldreams
    Karen,

    Please share info about the 12/12 program.

    I started at $24.53 as a 2005 new graduate in a Philly hospital in 2005. I now average $33.00/hr. with shift diff., cert. diff., etc. Overtime pay is excellent at almost $60.00/hr!
    Is the 12/12 a weekend program?
  11. by   Proverbs 16:3
    I'm bumping this thread because i am interested in knowing what the 12/12 is? can the OP please share?
    Thx
  12. by   newnurse07
    i think starting pay is very good. I am a new nurse and the hospital i am currently at pays 26.67. with sift diff i will make 30 and some change. so that's pretty good for a new nurse i think
  13. by   mm667
    Hi,

    You mentioned $30/hr after differentials - would you mind telling me if the hospital is located in Philly and if so, what hospital?

    Thanks!
  14. by   newnurse07
    yes, it is in Philly and the Hosp is Hahnemann

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