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RN salaries in North Carolina?

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Murse_1 has 7 years experience and specializes in MICU, Wound Care.

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luvnursing77 specializes in Medical/Surgical/Tele/PCU, Neonatal ICU.

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I use to live in Tampa Bay area Florida and made as per diem pay $24/hr without any benefits. I moved to Portland, Oregon and make $48/hr pluse $5 extra for nights, all the benefits, and work medical/surgical floors. The best part is only 3-6 pts. per shift unlike Florida which was 7-11 patients...crazy! I have 18 yrs experience, med-surg, tele, ortho, PCU and neonatal ICU (don't do anymore). The west coast by far has the greatest pay, benefits and nurse-pt ratios.

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what part of oregon do you live in?

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luvnursing77 specializes in Medical/Surgical/Tele/PCU, Neonatal ICU.

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Portland, Oregon.

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Gat0rRN has 6 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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For those of you still interested, or for those that may stumble upon this thread with the same question. I just relocated to the Durham area. I have 6 years experience as an RN with a BSN. I interviewed at Duke and UNC. UNC pays a little bit better, but only about $1 more an hour. However, the shift differential at UNC is much better than Duke. A nurse with 5 years experience can probably expect to get around $24/hr as base pay.

And for those wondering about parking...there is free park and ride options at UNC for people working day shift. Its an easy bus ride and only adds about 10 mins extra to your commute in the morning. If you are working nights or weekends, there is free parking across the street from the hospital.

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macgirl has 3 years experience and specializes in Psych & Gero psych.

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As a new grad it's $21.00/hr $4 shift diff and 25% for weekends. With that kind of experience maybe 5 more an hour base pay....can't be sure. Go to payscale.com it has real pay as reported by employees and give you cost of living adjustment as well.

Let me add a nice 2 bedroom goes for about $700 a month, A gallon of gas is $3.83 and agallon of milk is $3.60. My 3 bedroom house with 2 bath on 1.3 acres costs $812.00 a month. Median home price here is less than $200,000 grand. In fact it's listed as $177,902....

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Thank you, this info really helps me. I'm planning a move by March to the Raleigh area. I have 3 school age kids Elem, middle and high school. I work at Select hospital in Delaware and I was going to transfer to the Durham location. I was going to wait until I get there to reasearch other hospitals. After speaking to HR at Duke she encouraged me to apply at Duke first to try to take advantage of the relocation benefit that they offer.

Thanks for sharing the information

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Hi update and a new name. I was/am Macgirl above....I make $24.03hr with UNC health care, $4.00 till 11pm and $5.00 after. Plus $10.00 an hr for weekend nights. I work in psych with 2 years experience. Duke pay was lower, got an offer the same day as UNC (within 3 hrs of each) Duke was $20.74 with a much lower shift and weekend diff. It would have been a pay cut for me. I was at Novant with $20.42 getting night & weekends diff. They think their name is enough. They do seem to have good educational benefits though.

AS far the relocation benefit, NOT sure if UNC has one, But moving for a new job is tax deductable. Most of the people I talk to who have worked for Duke have negative things to say, about the culture mostly between doctors and the nursing staff, but maybe it's changing. I really liked the person I interviewed with and it seemed to be a good job. (But with rotating shifts and lower pay.) No one has ever said anything bad about UNC. (That said if it was only 1 or 2 people I would take it with a grain of salt but negative comments abound.) So really think about pay and culture before you take the job. Also UNC pays $3.50 an hr more base pay and has again higher diffs...

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Your information was really appreciated, I was looking at the education benefit for my 11th grade dtr. I'm going to apply to your hospital also and I will try to plan interviews around the same time. I'm so excited but overwhelmed at the same time.

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macgirl said:
As a new grad it's $21.00/hr $4 shift diff and 25% for weekends. With that kind of experience maybe 5 more an hour base pay....can't be sure. Go to payscale.com it has real pay as reported by employees and give you cost of living adjustment as well.

Let me add a nice 2 bedroom goes for about $700 a month, A gallon of gas is $3.83 and agallon of milk is $3.60. My 3 bedroom house with 2 bath on 1.3 acres costs $812.00 a month. Median home price here is less than $200,000 grand. In fact it's listed as $177,902....

payscale.com was almost exact for jobs I worked at. Indeed was always 25% higher.

I'm officially pre-nursing and new to NC.

 

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Gat0rRN has 6 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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Just wanted to let you all know that when I relocated to UNC there was a relocation benefit of up to $2500. You had to pay your costs up front and then submit receipts for reimbursement. They were very reasonable about it and it wasn't too hard of a process.

I really love working for UNC. Its a great hospital with a great culture. I've worked at a few other hospitals and this was the most friendly group of people I've ever worked with.

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Thanks NewMacGirl this information is so helpful. I recently relocated to Raleigh (4 days ago) and have applied to both healthcare entities. For me, enjoying a pleasant work environment and a competitive wage is important. :yes:

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ItalianRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardio.

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Where did you end up getting a job and are you happy there? I'm considering moving to the Raleigh area too. Thank you.

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