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Wages for GN/RN Norfolk Area

by D2588 D2588 Member

I know this can be a private question, but I my husband and I maybe be relocated to Norfolk after I graduate and I was wondering what the starting average salary is for graduate nurses in that area.

Here in Houston it is between $25-$30/hr.

Thanks in advance

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

There are few jobs available in the Hampton Roads region right now and salaries tend to run $5 - $10 lower than what you quoted for Houston. However, each employer structures its compensation differently -- with many employers having lower base pay with higher shift differentials and other employers having higher base pay and lower shift differentials. You really have to look beyond the basic "base salary" numbers to get an idea of the actual compensation.

But historically ... the compensation in the Houston area have been much higher than that around here. However, the cost of living is not bad around here.

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Kevin RN08

Specializes in Med-Tele, Internal Med PCU. Has 2 years experience.

The going rate is $20 on the southside (Norfolk, VB, Chesapeake, Suffolk), $21ish on the Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg), and if you want to drive it's much higher in Richmond $25ish.

al7139, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency. Has 5 years experience.


I graduated in May 07 and started at base of $19.60/hr, BUT I work the 3-11pm shift, which gives me an $8.00/hr shift diff. It works out for me because I don;t have kids and can work whatever hours I like, and I am not a morning person, so it makes sense for me to work this shift and get more money. Some 12 hour weekend day shifts pay a diff also, but I don't know what it is.

Hope this helps.


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