Same company, different hospital, no raise?

by BearLuna BearLuna (New) New


I recently moved from colorado springs to denver and got a job in denver with the same company, just different hospital. My pay rate is the same because this is considered and internal transfer per HR. Anyone else experience this? I expected a bit of a raise (a dollar or two) because denvers cost of living is much higher.

Sour Lemon

Has 11 years experience.

Expected, or asked for? If they can keep you for what you're making now, they're not likely to offer more.

SuperNurse3177, ADN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Family Medicine, Med/Surg/Tele, CSICU. Has 6 years experience.

I had the same experience. I transferred from a hospital in Louisville to a hospital in Lakewood with the same company and didn't get a raise because it's considered an internal transfer.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Sounds like you need to consider going to a different employer. It's pretty well known in nursing that the only way to get a decent raise is to move companies. Sorry.