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what would be the difference in pay if you go into nursing with experience vs. starting off with no experience at all.

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Sana’s Answer

That’s a tough question to answer. Pay as a nurse depends on many factors, including geography, where you work, what department you workin, if you work nights, etc.

I would look at your average starting pay for your state. For example, I’m in NJ and google shows that the average new NJ nurse makes $33. Night differential can add $3-5 dollars more per hour. You can also go on Glassdoor.com and look up some local hospitals or clinics you want to work at in the future and you can see the reported nurse salaries.
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Cinthya’s Answer

Agree with all the previous answers.

Also consider if the facility is Union or not. Pay will depend on what contract is negotiated by the union if they are in place. If no union raises and perks can be negotiated one on one during hiring.

Sometimes the hourly rate is not the most important, it’s all of the benefits or perks that come with the position.
like maybe it’s a title, or health insurance coverage, dental, vision... how about retirement or a special savings program or credit union.
Some organizations also have partnerships with companies for discounts and promotional deals.

Nursing is not about the money or benefits or the deals or perks. If your hearts not in it you will hate it, And amount of money will make it better.

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Jasmine’s Answer

That’s a very good question. It really depends on where you are. I work in Philadelphia, PA and I’ve been a nurse for 3 years and base pay is around $40 plus 4-5 dollar shift differential because I work overnight. A good site to look at for highest paying rates for nurse is nurse.org and in the search box type in highest paying cities for RN’s. New nurses usually start off with a lower base pay but every hospital is different some offer raises yearly but again it depends on the type of facility you work for. I hope this helps.
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Katarzyna (Kasia)’s Answer

Yes it is all about Location, location, location!
I work as APRN and live/work in IL, northwest suburbs if Chicago. I make 53$/hr and I work as APRN for past 4 years, RN for past 11 years. If you decided to do this, you have to have a calling for it. Otherwise you won't be happy. Money cannot be the motivating factor, because one day you might find out, your making 60% less an hr than a doctor and you are doing same or more work in that hr.

Make your why be a calling to the profession to serve others if you decide to go into nursing.
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