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Salary in Seattle


I'm moving from Houston to Seattle. Currently I have two job offers : IR at downtown Swedish location and PACU at Virginia Mason in Bellevue. I have a BSN with a background in CVICU (2yrs) and PACU (2 yrs) from the Medical Center in Houston. Considering the cost of living, my experience and education, how much should I negotiate for pay?



Has 10 years experience. Specializes in NICU, High-Risk L&D, IBCLC.

Most of the RN positions in Seattle are union represented, so you won't be negotiating for salary. Most will place you on a step that recognizes your past RN experience and pay other compensation (BSN pay, differentials, etc.) per the contract. Here are the links for the union pages/contracts to both facilities:




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