Pay scales in South Carolina for RN - page 2

Hi Sea Island, I too worked at Salem Hospital (Now North Shore Medical Center) for 15 years in the OR. We are now looking in the Conway SC area. It is very nice and the property is inexpensive.... Read More

  1. by   Sea Island Yank
    Sorry, I can't help you out at all with pay info for LPN's. We actually have very few LPN's in the hospital where I work. Most of them went back to school, at the local two year college, and became RN's.
  2. by   bbrown1
    Does anyone know the starting rate and experienced rate for a rn in the Greenville/Greenwood area? Thanks
  3. by   C Roll 5
    Hey Sea Island,
    I just enrolled in an RN refresher course, looking to get back after 8 yrs of being away from nursing. I live in the Charleston area. Do you have any info on MUSC and Roper in regards to nurses returning to nursing? Any contact names at either facility? Thanks!
  4. by   pacu_sc
    Hello...I am originally from R.I. Have been in SC for 17 yrs now.
    I worked in downtown Charleston for 10 yrs. and loved the teaching hospital
    I am now living on the outskirts of Myrtle Beach. We moved here several years ago, and if I had to do it all over again I would have stayed inthe Charleston area.
    I do like the upstate also..Greenville is a nice area and growing rapidly.
    They have lots of medical positions around that vacinity. Im sure Columbia does also. If you need any other info, feel free to send me a message.
    Good luck with your choices! JR:hatparty:
  5. by   TGIMN
    I live in Upstate SC. I am not sure what RNs in your area with experience would make, but I know nurses with 15 years experience in nephrology nursing that make close to $ 30.00 an hour in the hospitals around here. I hope this helps. Good luck on your move.
  6. by   TGIMN
    Quote from LoriRN911
    Hi all,

    I' m looking to relocate to SC soon and was wondering if anyone can give me an idea on the pay scale. I'm a registered nurse and have 15 years exp in OR nursing and 3 years in Corrections nursing. I know the pay will be less than the Boston area but I want to find out before selling the home and moving the family away. Any part of SC is OK. Any good Hospitals or ones to stay away from? Thanks for your time. Lori RN
    I forgot to mention Correctional Nursing doesn't pay that good here. It has been since 1995 since I did it, but I was making 27,500/ year , maybe that will help.
  7. by   LoriRN911
    Thank you very much for that info. By upstate SC do you consider Myrtle Beach area Upstate area? That is where I will be.
  8. by   sunflower9228
    I relocated to the Myrtle Beach area last summer from Salem Mass. with 22 years experience in rehabilitation nursing I found it very difficult to find day &/or evening employment, unlike the Boston area the newspapers here consistantly have only 1-3 postings for RNs and the pay is pitiful (<$23.00 an hour) Granted taxes are less, but the every day cost of living are equal if not more expensive. Groceries are outragious! Unless you can live mortage or rent free its a tough place to make a living! I'm sure the Acute settings pay a little better, but there not even close to the Boston area wages!! However I must say the beaches are GLORIOUS!!!
  9. by   barefootlady
    Friend wants to move to SC to be close to son and grandkids. Conway area. She is an experienced nurse, pushing 60, and is having trouble finding a position. She says age is against her. Any suggestions?
  10. by   P_RN
    The allnurses job board seems rife with dialysis and travel. But there are a couple of small town hospitals above and below Conway that don't advertise here,

    I'm thinking Surfside, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Bennetsville, Bishopville, Florence all have acceptable health care. She may have to write or visit each one. Does she already live her or would she qualify for a moving bonus?
  11. by   P_RN
    Try the site

    Put in your info and you should get a pretty good idea. All hospitals pay differently, all schedule differently and certainly all benefits are different.

    See what you get.
  12. by   gingersmom
    I am a supervisor where I work in Myrtle Beach, and deal with not just nurses, but also other allied health professionals as well. I think many people who want to relocate here are very surprised that the pay many be substantially less than they are used to elsewhere in the country, and that the cost of living is really not that much cheaper. I have lived in Charleston, SC and Beaufort, SC also and find the situation to be much the same it those areas. Having said that, it is really just a matter of priorities. SC is a beautiful and wonderful place to live, but you might have to have a smaller house or change your lifestyle somewhat to accomodate the change. Also, health care is not as progressive here in general as some other places (with some exceptions in the larger cities). You may have to reevaluate your career objectives, and be more flexible about where you work.
    Last edit by gingersmom on Apr 4, '08 : Reason: misspelled word
  13. by   barefootlady
    My friend is working part-time in Ohio at a LTC. She lives close to the border of WV and Ohio. I know she is planning a trip down there soon and plans to look around seriously. I do not think "down-sizing" would be too big a problem to her, but I know she feels very independent and wants to work.

    I guess my question really is will her age effect her chances for employment down there as much as it seems to effect it here. She told me she was going to look everywhere she could this time, but other than nursing, she has no job experience.