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TCU Nurse Manager Salary Question

GM2RN GM2RN (Member)

Hello All

This is my first post so I'm not sure if this is the best place to start this thread.

I am considering applying for a nurse manager position on a transitional care unit (19 beds) that is part of the hospital (222 beds) where I currently work in the ED as a staff RN. I'm hoping that I can get some idea of what they might offer in terms of salary so I know whether to even apply or not.

I have been an RN for 2.5 years with 6 months of that full time in critical care, then 14 months full time in patient placement at a different hospital, while at the same time I worked for my current employer as an occassional RN where I floated to all departments/units except OB and OR, and most recently I have been full time in the ED for the past 4-5 months. I live in Michigan and currently make $25/hr., not including my night shift diff.

I have been approached by management to apply for the nurse manager job so I'm confident that I will satisfy their experience requirements. In addition, I changed careers in my late-40s and do have a little experience in management outside of healthcare, plus a ton of "life experience" to bring to the table.

I have tried a few of the online salary calculators but there is a lot of discrepency between them. Any input I can get will be greatly appreciated!


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According to indeed.com salary information the range for TCU Managers is 62k to79K a year for MI.

Also the TCU Managers average about 3% more in MI than NationwideSalary Averages.

So if you would have 24 hour 7 days a week accountability/responsilbilty for this unit, I do not think it would be unreasonable to ask for mid range of the above posted figures, plus cell phone and gas allowance ("for the other hours you are on call") and then the regular benefits of the facillity.

Reigen, I'm not certain about 24/7 call/responsibility/accountability for this position yet, but having worked on the unit fairly often over the past couple of years, I suspect it will go something like that.

I did find those figures on indeed.com, but I was hesitant to trust them because I found much lower figures ($40-$50K with little to no experience on the low end) on another site.

Thanks for your help!