THE QUESTION US STUDENTS REALLY WANT TO KNOW?? Starting Salary and What State.

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When going into any profession, you always want to know what is the starting Salary. Please inform us curious nursing students with the following:

1. Starting Salary

2. Location (state)

3. Dept. or position.

Thanks Everybody.

jackleg27

36 Posts

Specializes in ER,GI.

Did you try www.salary.com ?

When going into any profession, you always want to know what is the starting Salary. Please inform us curious nursing students with the following:

1. Starting Salary

2. Location (state)

3. Dept. or position.

Thanks Everybody.

Sheri257

3,905 Posts

Yeah, you really need to go to salary.com, but that's not always accurate either. In California, salaries vary quite a bit just within a 15 to 30 minute drive. A lot of it depends on the cost living in different areas, population, etc.

:coollook:

LadyMadonna

120 Posts

Are you talking LPN or RN?

As an LPN in Tennessee, my salary after 4 yrs. in a LTC facility is $14.50/hr.

An RN I know from there is making $21.50/hr. (but she said she really had to wheel and deal with them to get that salary).

The hospital pay for LPNs here is a joke ($10.56/hr, not sure what RNs are making). Not only that but there are very few hospital positions left for LPNs in the hospitals here anymore. They have grandfathered in the LPNs who were already working there but have said they will not take any more (I don't know why they don't just eliminate LPNs if that is not what the hospitals want anymore.)

TweetiePieRN

582 Posts

Yeah it does vary quite a bit. I'm a new grad working as an RN now in California. The money is really good out here, but cost of living is probably higher than in other states.

However, in the part of calif I live...I get paid well, but cost of living is less here than the Bay area or LA area. I was able to recently purchase a home for $330,000!! Obviously I am financing this, but I make enough money to even qualify for this amount of a loan (I just graduated in May!).

Good luck finding out more info on this :)

LadyMadonna

120 Posts

Yeah it does vary quite a bit. I'm a new grad working as an RN now in California. The money is really good out here, but cost of living is probably higher than in other states.

However, in the part of calif I live...I get paid well, but cost of living is less here than the Bay area or LA area. I was able to recently purchase a home for $330,000!! Obviously I am financing this, but I make enough money to even qualify for this amount of a loan (I just graduated in May!).

Good luck finding out more info on this :)

Is that cheap for a house out there? That is incredible.

What do you call a good salary out there? You must make $50 or $60/hr...$330,000 would buy a 3,000 Sq foot mansion in most parts of the country.

RN92

265 Posts

When going into any profession, you always want to know what is the starting Salary. Please inform us curious nursing students with the following:

1. Starting Salary

2. Location (state)

3. Dept. or position.

Thanks Everybody.

West TN and NW MS. New graduates usually start 18-19/hr.

Midwest4me

1,007 Posts

Specializes in A myriad of specialties.
When going into any profession, you always want to know what is the starting Salary. Please inform us curious nursing students with the following:

1. Starting Salary

2. Location (state)

3. Dept. or position.

Thanks Everybody.

I've been an LPN for 19 years and have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and I've pushed that when negotiating wage/salary. Here in Oregon LPNs earn $15-19/hr in long-term care facilities, state agencies and the like...more often around $17/hr (though I know on doctor's clinic wanted to pay only around $10-12/hr! :uhoh3: ). I have RN friends who are earning $25-27/hr. in doctor's offices/dialysis companies.

zacarias, ASN, RN

1,338 Posts

Specializes in tele, stepdown/PCU, med/surg.

$20 h/r base pay for Seattle area hospitals. Differential of course for evening, night, and weekend shifts.

walnuttree91

19 Posts

I work in a small hospital near the border of Philadelphia. My base pay is $30.57. Diffs are $3.00 for3-11, $4.50 for 11-7.

Specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.
I work in a small hospital near the border of Philadelphia...

Walnut -- Would that be in the King of Prussia area?

I live about an hour away.

Thanks neighbor!

NYCRN16

392 Posts

Specializes in ER, PACU.

I work in NYC and my salary is $30-something an hour, but my salary breaks down like this:

$60,000 base pay

$6,000 night differential

$1,450 BSN differential

However, housing here is very expensive, that this salary is enough to just get by, but not to live nicely considering that a 350 square foot studio apartment is at LEAST $1350 a month!.. :angryfire

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