Starting Salaries for New Nurses in Philly

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by BrokeRN (New) New

Can anyone tell me what the average starting salaries are for new nurses (B.S.N.) at the major Philadelphia hospitals? I'm thinking UPenn, CHOP, Thomas Jefferson, Temple, Penn Presbyterian, Hahnemann, Einstein, etcetera.

Thanks!

Livinstrong85

20 Posts

Can anyone tell me what the average starting salaries are for new nurses (B.S.N.) at the major Philadelphia hospitals? I'm thinking UPenn, CHOP, Thomas Jefferson, Temple, Penn Presbyterian, Hahnemann, Einstein, etcetera.

Thanks!

I would also like to know!

LoriNJ

Specializes in Medical ICU, Orthopedics. 63 Posts

Just PM'ed you

kdrose01

329 Posts

I'd like to know too! Thanks!

ImASuckyCMA87

67 Posts

I work for AEMC (Einstein), and I'm often on their career website. The portion of the site for those already employed by AEMC does list wages with job positions. Ssooo solely according to them, the starting minimum seems to be vary between $29.37 and $40.00. Hope this helps!

kdrose01

329 Posts

Thank you!

Bogie619

1 Post

I would also like to know this information. Also suburban hospital starting wages. I currently work at Jefferson as an extern and I know their starting hourly is $27 and some change. I believe after the first year it goes up to $29 an hour.

drexelacegrad

9 Posts

Lori could you PM me I am interested in the same info. Please if you don't mind.

byrd262, BSN, RN

112 Posts

No secrets here.

New Grad + Pennsylvania Hospital (not HUP) = $27/hr

drexelacegrad

9 Posts

thank you, for the openness. It so hard to get a salary answer and Im not sure why.

chloecatrn

410 Posts

It's hard to get salary info because a lot of hospitals are afraid of people salary shopping. Would you want to put a lot of time into interviewing someone when they're going to take the salary info that they got from your interview down the street to Penn to say, "Well, Temple's paying $40 an hour plus benefits. Can you match that?"

Then Penn feels obligated to match if they really want you, or to come up with a creative package, and then Temple's screwed because they're not the highest paying player in the league anymore. (I'm just picking hospitals. You get what I'm trying to say.)

amojo99

74 Posts

Chloecatrn

I get what you're trying to say. I also think that nurses would be more empowered to accept and fight for better wages if they knew what the market was. Hospitals have long had the upper hand in regards to nurses' wages. If people were better able to see what other hospitals are paying, maybe we can push nurses wages up.

By knowing what a hospitals starting salary may be, we can better choose between working in our communities or commuting. We can do a better cost/benefit analysis regarding where we work.