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by AJCastellaneta AJCastellaneta (New Member) New Member

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So, I have a hard time believing these salary websites that tell me I'll make $80 grand as a grad nurse, or the one that says I'll make 37,000 with 3 years experience. Especially because I'm moving out of my current location and want to find a place where I'll make decent money for the cost of living, does anyone know any reliable source of information regarding realistic expectations for nursing salary? I know it's not all about money, but I really want to make an informed decision, especially because I'm moving my husband and little girl, too, and want to move once and put down roots. Where can I find reliable information? please and thank you!!

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around bigger citys the pay will be more. from graduation rns get like 30 something an hour and lpns twenty something. plus theres over time, more money with night hours and sign on bonuses with some hospitals

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Just call the hospitals in the area you're looking to move and ask them what the starting rate is. I had to do this for a scholarship application and the HR people were more than willing to help me.

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I use the site mysalary.com but I've heard it's not 100% reliable so I don't know. Good luck!

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You can look at the Nursing Spectrum magazine or search for Nursing Job Fairs in your area of interest. Some recruiters provide on the spot interviews or will at least provide a salary range.

If it is possible, you may want to stay in your area until you gain at least a year of experience. This will allow you & your husband to research the job market in a particular area for his skill set and school districts for your daughter. Good Luck!!

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I dont know where you live but I have also researched this and it really depends on where you will practice. I know in north texas New Grads get anywhere from 22-25 an hr in hospitals. In California new grads make anywhere from 35-40 an hour. This doesnt inlcude differentials. So it really depends where you are, if you search the threads here you can get info as there are a lot of older posts with salary info.

Here is a few threads with some info you might find useful

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/realistic-ill-make-502518.html

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/question-new-grads-500856.html

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