I'm wondering what I should expect salary wise as an RN BSN in the Grand Rapids area with about one yr of Med surg and corrections experience. I also have one yr of experience as an occupational health nurse. I am looking to go back to acute care-either OB or OR but am not sure what to expect for base pay. My first position was at spectrum health and I believe they started off at about $26.60 base pay which does not include any shift differentials. I am wondering what I should expect as fair pay for base pay with the small amount of experience that I have and also what I should expect earn maybe 10 years down the road. I am considering working at Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, or Metro health. I am very fortunate that I have benefits through my husband so I am trying to determine which hospital might be a better fit for my situation. Of course money is not everything but since I do not need health insurance wages will affect my decisions more heavily. I also want to make sure I'm going to a hospital that values their nurses. I know almost all hospitals have issues with understaffing but I do not want to get burned out either. Does anyone have any advice on local hospitals and salary info? I also have a bachelors in business and have worked in business for several years and I'm hoping to move up in management someday and use both my business snd nursing knowledge.
Thank you for all of the insight!