I have seen lots of threads on beginning pay but what about raises in LTC nursing. It seems long term care starts nurses at wages higher than hospitals but what happens after being there for 10 years. For instance I have seen a job posting for a RN at a hospital with a beginning salary of $24 hour and an ending salary of $44 hour. I'm going to guess long term care wages don't increase as much as hospitals. Am I wrong? I'm curious because I might have to settle for LTC since I haven't had much luck with hospitals.