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mindystl mindystl (New) New

What is the average starting salary of an RN?

sunnycalifRN

Has 6 years experience.

I assume you're referring to a new graduate RN. The answer depends on the region of the country. In the SF Bay area, which is strongly union, new grads start at $32/hr to $36/hr.

MedSurgeMess

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

I assume you're referring to a new graduate RN. The answer depends on the region of the country. In the SF Bay area, which is strongly union, new grads start at $32/hr to $36/hr.

If the new grad can find a job......

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

Please research the BB. This question has been asked and answered numerous times.

It depends on where you live/work (some regions pay better), what type of work you do (office vs hospital vs HHC vs LTC, etc.), age, experience, etc.

There is no one right answer.

That also depends on whether you get a job. Despite plenty of "advertised" positions, very few new grad nurses are being hired in most regions.

sunnycalifRN

Has 6 years experience.

however, if mindystl is just starting her schooling, maybe the economy will have turned around by the time she's in the job market (3-4 yrs) and there will be plenty of nursing jobs!!

I assume you're referring to a new graduate RN. The answer depends on the region of the country. In the SF Bay area, which is strongly union, new grads start at $32/hr to $36/hr.

:eek:

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Keep in mind that is because cost of living in california is INSANE!!!

nursynurseRN

Specializes in TELEMETRY. Has 12 years experience.

I am in Orange County area, new grads around here start at $28.00, plus $4.00 for night differential.

jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

WOW.... here in Indiana, it's about $23/hr.

MedSurgeMess

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

In my part of Indiana it's bout $20/hr for new grad, 0 experience....

Maco

Specializes in med-surg-tele-peds. Has 5 years experience.

S.C. is $20 to $23HR.

NICU_babyRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU.

In Chicago, IL it's about $25/hr if you are lucky.

If you leave Chicago and go to burbs, lucky at starting at $23. Outside of Chicago and burbs I have no idea.

It really depends on where you live and now IF you can find a New Grad RN job... sadly.:crying2:

sunnycalifRN

Has 6 years experience.

Keep in mind that is because cost of living in california is INSANE!!!

So, true. It takes two RN salaries to be able to buy a house in the SF Bay area . . . and that was before the banks became strict about lending. I bought my house way back in the day . . . I could never afford to buy my own house today, even with my current income (how about $850,000 for a 1600 sq ft ranch style home?! and this is down from the peak prices during the recent speculative insanity).

MedSurgeMess

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

So, true. It takes two RN salaries to be able to buy a house in the SF Bay area . . . and that was before the banks became strict about lending. I bought my house way back in the day . . . I could never afford to buy my own house today, even with my current income (how about $850,000 for a 1600 sq ft ranch style home?! and this is down from the peak prices during the recent speculative insanity).

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

So are most 1 income family nurses in Cali renting or just buying condos?

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 12 years experience.

21.50 base pay + 3.00 for noc + 1.00 for weekends, new grad nurse, south Texas.