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Virginia pay - low comparatively?

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Specializes in L&D, Trauma, Ortho, Med/Surg. Has 3 years experience.

Moving to Virginia and have talked to quite a few recruiters and am a little shocked at the pay cut I am realizing is going to happen. I have just two years of experience, but even with that I am finding the rates significantly lower than what I am currently making. Nursing is rough work as it is, and we hardly get paid what we should....but the Virginia area is more expensive than where I am coming from and I am a little shocked at the pay difference. Anyone care to suggest hospital systems that pay a little more??

TIA

Nursegrape7000, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiovascular ICU. Has 7 years experience.

I do CVICU. My job with Sentara in Virginia paid me $10/hr less than I get here in New Hampshire. I would love to work with those people again though. 

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I GUARANTEE you I make way more money than nurses with similar levels of experience in acute care by me working long term care. 💵💵💵

RN  pay in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area has always been quite low. The Richmond area seems to have much better wages.

1gr8trnstudent, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in BLS, ACLS, CARDIAC, ER.

Richmond has vcu which starts new grads at $25.56 on the floor, I know different specialties like ICU and ED start with more, you might want to look at HCA for higher pay, new grads december 2019 were starting at $31 in the ED depending on location. BON secours pays $24. IDK if all these rates have changed in 1 year due to covid.

On 10/19/2020 at 12:46 PM, Epidural said:

RN  pay in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area has always been quite low. The Richmond area seems to have much better wages.

I have had multiple offers for $30/hr for an RN in LTC in Hampton Roads, but I make even more than that already.