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by Ms.RN Ms.RN (Member)

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i searched salary.com for a salary range of rn working in ltc at atlanta area, and the figure was $50,000 per year. when i talk to someone who lives in georgia, she told me that the hourly wage of rn working in ltc is $17/hr and if i calculate, the salary comes out to $30,000 per year. so which one is correct?

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MrChicagoRN has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.

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$17 per hour is $35,360. $50K comes out to $24 per hour.

Pay can vary from setting to setting, and from one geographic market to another, even in the same state.

Salary.com gathers data from multiple sources, someone from Ga says something else. Which do you think is likely to be right?

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i searched salary.com for a salary range of rn working in ltc at atlanta area, and the figure was $50,000 per year. when i talk to someone who lives in georgia, she told me that the hourly wage of rn working in ltc is $17/hr and if i calculate, the salary comes out to $30,000 per year. so which one is correct?

gotta remember that salary.com takes average salaries into account, so the $50,000 may be reflecting people with many years of experience. the $17/hr. is probably more realistic for someone just starting out.

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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Another thing to consider is the effect of differentials. That $17/per hour is probably the figure with no differentials added in. Many (most?) nurses working at the staff nurse level get "add ons" called "differentials" for things such as working evenings or nights or weekend or holidays, or being a charge nurse or preceptor, etc.

Those differentials can add significantly to your income.

The figure on the internet may have been the average pay including the differentials. The figure quoted by your friend may not have included them.

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milkshake1 has 2 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, School Nursing.

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Here in Florida the average dayshift salary is about $17.00 per hour. I was looking into jobs in GA and several hospitals in North Georgia start floor RNs at $19.00. This doesn't count experience, but it is still better than Florida. The one good thing FL has going for it is no state tax.

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snowhite43 has 27 years experience and specializes in ER, OB, PICU, OR, ICU, PEDS, ICU, HH, MS.

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I agree, I work in a small hospital near Atlanta, RN's in our LTC are making upwards of $20.00, and with experience and shift diff - much more.

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