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Salaries for inpatient vs outpatient settings

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by coopman712 coopman712 (Member)

coopman712 has 2+ years experience .

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Just wondering if anyone could give me a genreal idea of how different salaries are between traditional floor nursing (RN) in a hospital vs. outpatient (endoscopy centers, dialysis centers, amb surg, doc offices, etc.). I know salaries vary depending on regions but I am guessing there might be some general difference between them. Thanks!

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admorn03 specializes in Med-Surg.

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Working in a hospital is way more money, I was making $30/hour working nights in illinois. Now I work in a clinic office internal medicine and make 22.00 per hour. But not to be judgemental if you work for a clinic for a particular hospital some pay all the nurse the same withou a pay cut, floor nurse or clinic nurse. So you would have to do some research and shop around. I just wanted the job because of the hours, but with two kids, no child support, and being a single mom it does not work for me. Good luck in your research.

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angel337 is a MSN, RN and specializes in Emergency Room.

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the above poster is correct, the difference in pay between hospitals and clinics can be $8-$10/hr. which is why most nurses won't do it. i live in chicago and i interviewed for an office position that wanted to pay me $15/hr. i almost laughed in the interviewer's face.

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coopman712 has 2+ years experience.

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Thanks! 15/hr does seem way low! I was curious more about the hospital affiliated centers/ clinics as opposed to private offices. Endoscopy, ambulatory surgery, etc. I figured they would probably be lower as well, but perhaps not as low as a private office.

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