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How much do you get paid to be a nurse

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Natalie’s Answer

Just like many others here have commented nursing salaries will range based on geographic location, level and years of experience, and so much more. I will say that it's important to be your best advocate when discussing pay with any employer. Most employers do have some flexibility with pay ranges, and if you don't state what you're looking to make, they may vary well assume you're ok with the 'going rate'. I have been an RN with a BSN for almost 16 years, and I graduated last year with an MBA. When I graduated nursing school in 2004, my first salaried position paid ~$45k. I have been making over 6 figures for the last 6 years, but I've had various backgrounds and experience, much of which was more administrative/leadership in nature. My most recent and lucrative roles have been with an insurance company where I work directly with large health systems and provider groups around value based healthcare and population health management. Overall, nursing has been an extremely rewarding career for me, and I hope you find the same on your journey!
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Judy’s Answer

Salaries for new and experienced RNs and Advanced Practice RN’s can easily be looked up on line. The part of the country, urban, suburban or rural will also effect salary. Nurses usually make more in the hospital than in an office, however an experienced nurse in a specialty can make a lot of money in an office. I live in La and don’t make as much money as nurses in New York or California. Your level of education will also dictate your pay. In 1995 I started as a new RN for $14.25/hr with great benefits. By 2007, I was a NP and had jumped to $85,000/yr. During the interval, I specialized and moved from a hospital to a physician’s office. I now make more as an educator for a pharmaceutical company but I also cover 4 states and have 26 yrs is my specialty. In short, you can work hard and make a substantial salary starting at an average of $45,000-$70,000 as a new RN. To check in your area, look in the want ads and you can get a good idea what nurses in your area make. Good luck in your endeavors.

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Judy’s Answer

Currently most new RN’s start at about $55-60,000 a year. Night nurses make more and those in bigger cities tend to make more. As a nurse gains experience especially in a specialty like oncology, cardiac, surgery, renal and GI, they will make about 10% more. At this point if a higher degree is obtained, the nurse’s compensation usually does as well as she is able to see her own pts by herself.
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Corin’s Answer

It depends on where you live and what setting you work in (clinic, hospital, etc...). Typically between 40k and 70k a year...up to 100k per year in certain roles.
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Maria’s Answer

I agree with Corin!
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Tiffany’s Answer

It depends which kind of nursing degree you have, where you live, how much experience you have, and what field you are in.
New gradate RN in med surg unit at a hopsital in Texas starting salary: 60K
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