RN salary-Boston

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Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience.

I heard from my friend that he work in OR about 250 hours monthly and his salary about 30k$ per month before taxes.

is it possible?

he sad his hourly rate is 70$

thanx

LC0929, ASN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 18 years experience. 112 Posts

Yes.  And if you travel, some companies are paying as much as $150/hr. 

starik1978, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience. 6 Posts

150$/h day shift?

and what is a hourly rate for TravelRN overtime shift?

What the difference between Travel and regular nurses?

thank you.

LC0929, ASN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 18 years experience. 112 Posts

Travel nurses usually work an 8-13 week contract.  The money is better and the best part is that you don’t get sucked into the facility drama.  Just search “travel nurse” and I’m sure there’ll be a hundred  companies that pop up. 
 

As far as the shifts, if a facility is hiring travel nurses, they are usually completely tapped, making ALL shifts available, as well as, as much OT as you want.  Do some research.  My personal experience, Nightingale is HORRIBLE.  Supplemental is awesome.  The key to making it work is an aggressive recruiter and a good company. Do some research, talk to a few experienced nurses if you can.  I loved traveling, but it’s not for everyone.  Good luck !!😎

starik1978, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience. 6 Posts

And how many years of experience do I need?

LC0929, ASN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 18 years experience. 112 Posts

It depends on what position you’re interested in.  Fortunately for me, when I started traveling, I had worked on every unit with the exception of L&D..  ER and CCIU, ICU and I believe, OR, are the highest paid positions.  

ivyleaf

Specializes in Ambulatory Case Management, Clinic, Psychiatry. Has 15 years experience. 366 Posts

yes, definitely possible depending on # years experience. 

are you looking for a travel position or staff? 

from my understanding some of the best paying hospitals in boston are BWH, mgh (just got a raise), BMC.  MGH has good ratios

starik1978, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience. 6 Posts

Travel position.

LC0929, ASN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 18 years experience. 112 Posts

If you’re interested in an eventual permanent position, you may want to check out the VA.  It’s a Federal gig with all the perks, not to mention that you’d definitely be appreciated. Just a thought 😎

Leader25, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 39 years experience. 1,224 Posts

The numbers do not add up, but withdecent OT,can make a good income but higher tax bracket comes with it,no ones body can tolerate a40 hr week with 28-30 ot hours on top.

vonjo27, RN

Specializes in L&D/ Obstetrics. Has 7 years experience. 20 Posts

On 1/23/2021 at 1:32 PM, Leader25 said:

The numbers do not add up, but withdecent OT,can make a good income but higher tax bracket comes with it,no ones body can tolerate a40 hr week with 28-30 ot hours on top.

Not true at all. Last year I worked back to back 16hr shifts (4-5/week) in SF and made a killing. 36k-40k/ month. It's not just OT (1.5 after 8hr, 2.0 after 12hr), but also working consecutive weekends. If I work a weekend day that's not mine, even if it's only 4hrs, I'd make double time the following weekend I'm normally scheduled for. So if I worked 16hr shifts on sat/sun, that's 32hrs of double time in two days.  It can be exhausting, sure, but management tends to look after those staying over, meaning I'm usually picking my assignments, giving breaks- whatever. Making more, working less. Smarter, not harder.  

starik1978, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 13 years experience. 6 Posts

Hi ther,I see a lot that one make 50$/h and another one ,like travel nurse,make 100$/ h.

what the difference of functioning ???

I mean each one prefer to make 100 and not 50/h or not?

how many years of expirience do I need to be a travel?