I have worked in Capital Area for 3 years now, and Albany Med by far pays the worst... Most the hospitals in the area pay shift dif as a percentage of your wage instead of a flat rate. I know St. Peter's Health Partner Hospitals (St. Peter's, Samaritan, Memorial, and St. Mary's) and Ellis Medicine pay around 10-15% for evening and 20-25% for night shift dif. Albany Med probably pays around the same percentage but since wages are low the shift dif will be effected as well. If you have at least a year of experience I would advise going through agency to work at Albany Med. You can work there for years as an agency nurse on contract and make 2-3 times the amount you would make as staff. If you are interested I know a couple of reliable agencies that are local that I could refer you to. Plus, if you don't like Albany Med you aren't burning your bridges by leaving so quickly.
Good luck on job hunt!