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What’s the ideal New grad pay after training? They are offering me $18 right now for training then hopefully they will increase it. I live in Dallas, TX

January 9th, 2024

Pick another hospital. NEVER accept $18 as a nurse.

November 22nd, 2023

I started with $36/hour in Miami, Florida. $18 is crazy low for an RN.

December 26th, 2023

$18 dollars an hour? What 3rd world hospital did you apply to?

November 22nd, 2023

Ahhh. Do not take $18/hr. I started at $28 as a new grad/RN in Fort Worth on Med Surg.

January 9th, 2024

I’m in Dallas as well. As a new nurse 10 years ago I started with $26 an hour. CNAs are getting close to $18 an hour. That’s literally the worst offer I’ve heard yet.

February 19th, 2024

$30 in east Tennessee. 18 shows a lack of respect for nursing.

January 18th, 2024

That offer is REALLY low. They are trying to take adcantage of you.

You have two options: 1. Counter with a minimum you will accept (should be in the $23-27ish range), Or, 2. Tell them to pound sand and then look elesewhere.

NEVER be afraid to advocate for yourself in the situations.

January 17th, 2024

They pay CNA’s more than that, run.

December 7th, 2023

Yeah, I’m starting at $72/hr during training, but I’m in CA. I think the average that I’ve seen is $53 /hr.

December 5th, 2023

I hope this is a typo...$18 per hour as a new nursing grad. Fast food workers make more than this per hour. I started off with $28 per hour and that was back in 2009. I would definitely ask questions about the pay rate.

November 30th, 2023

$18 is too low in Dallas. There is lots of competition here, apply lots of places and take the best one.

November 28th, 2023

New grad BSN? $18 is about half of what you should make…

November 25th, 2023

$18!!, is this for an RN position?, no way, maybe techs make that, well I was an ER Tech and I made about that. And you live in a big metropolitan area, you’ll find better. Keep looking!.

November 24th, 2023

Wow... in Ohio New grads are starting and 35.00 to 37.00 aids in the hospitals are making 23.00 an hours to start. I would walk away. Hospitals will pay nothing if everyone keeps letting them get away with it.

February 10th, 2024

I currently work in plano tx and my starting pay was $30 during my residency. $18 for training??? Run away from that.

January 11th, 2024

Run. My 18 year old son makes that at home depot. Shop around and also look for agencies, hospitals that offer more than just good pay. Look at the cost of health insurance, 401k matches, tuition reimbursement, money for continued education, training and onboarding, retention rates, opportunities for advanced training. Don't settle. Move if you have too. Nevada has good rates.

December 14th, 2023

I was making $25/hr as a tech during nursing school in Fl where the pay is awful. I've been offered anywhere from $32-$40 as a new grad in training plus no contract sign on should def not take this offer.

December 29th, 2023

Submit this to your news station. There is a misconception that nurses are out and about making bank. ‘Some’ travel assignments make higher pay to be fair.
Even if you love your job, nursing takes mental and physical tolls. You are not compensated (even with benefits) for long-term effects.

December 12th, 2023

I have nothing to compare that too but 18 dollars is barely above minimum wage! You could work in McDonalds for less stress!

That doesn't sound like a living wage even in Texas! Get it in writing with the date when they plan to increase your salary and how much it will be. Do not take the job without a written contract.

December 12th, 2023

😲😲😲 As a student nurse intern, I was making $31.25 an hour plus differential. Get that money.

February 14th, 2024

I am an LVN, (30 years) and I make $48.67 an hour. I start my caregivers at $18.
That’s an insult for any type of nurse, but especially an RN.

December 11th, 2023

Is this LPN or RN? I started in Houston, TX in a RN nurse residency program making $29/hr. I would try negotiating

December 14th, 2023

In CA, I started new grad at $38. Now $44 jumping 3 jobs in a year. Good luck.

January 30th, 2024

Wow! I would not go to Dallas for a nursing job! Crazy low pay!

November 23rd, 2023

I was paid the same (CT-$32 hour) on orientation/training as when on my own.

March 8th, 2024

Mc Donalds pays 18 an hour. Do not accept!

January 21st, 2024

That's insanely low! I made $22 an hour as a Medical assistant and will be starting my New Grad Residency at $32 for the first 6 months. I'm in Colorado Springs. In&Out (fast food) workers make $17.50 starting pay here.
I vote find somewhere else!

January 10th, 2024

I would genuinely and politely ask if they sent me an incorrect offer. $18 is CNA pay in Dallas, TX. I worked at Texas Health Dallas and our techs were making that much. New Grad RNs were starting around $28 I believe.

January 9th, 2024

Buc-ee’s and Amazon are paying more for less stress. Tell them to take a hike off a short bridge! I started at $24.25 in Louisiana and that was 15 years ago love! With this inflated economy they can do better and you deserve more.

December 12th, 2023

just an fyi: never trust the word hopefully...

January 30th, 2024

😳RUN!! that’s what chic-fil-a team members here are making holy cow! My friend is a new grad with starting pay of $36. If you can hold out, I suggest you keep looking for something at least $28 or more. Don’t settle- Good luck to you!

April 13th, 2024

That is really sad. Please don’t accept that.

March 15th, 2024

I am a Prof of Nursing, and all of my recent graduates were offered $31-34 an hour as a BSN graduate. The rate you are quoting sounds more in line with the Techs. By the way, I am also in Dallas.

March 10th, 2024

As a new grad psych RN I started off at 48hr 51hr, this was in with the night shift this was for psych rn in NY.. (ps Hayward is not like the movies 95 percent of the people are people that are going through depression anxiety or loss of a loved one) I stayed there for almost 4 years and was making about 58 per hour before I left, no IVs, No pumps, Pateints clean themselves, I had about 9 years prior experience as a pca and behavioral health aid but this was just the starting rate… I now work as a contract school rn… way less stressful better work hours 7a-3p pay is less I’m at $43hr but working on a per diem job doing assessments for after work and weekends, which would bring me back to my normal pay or significant higher, on another note I left working a night time pca I was making $28 per hour… and please don’t let any one sell you on the BS story of you have to work medsurge for atleast 2 years before hand, I’ve worked as a nurse 4 for years and I swore I would never work medsurge and til this day 4 years later i still never have and I’m grateful I never have, imagyer working as a pca in medsurge for years ill never go back… that’s me though. I stuck to my specialty of psych and kept it going… still get offers for contract psych rn $3600 per week but different priorities.. I choose family and work life balance over pay in this time of life. Thats just my experience, hopes this helps.

February 2nd, 2024

hi! new grad nurse in dallas texas. i’m making $32.03 an hour. definitely leave that hospital.

January 20th, 2024

When I started as a new grad in 2013 the starting pay for our entire city was average $27/ hour. This is in Houston, Tx.

I did learn in 2015 starting pay as a new grad in El Paso, Tx was $17- 21/ hr if I’m remembering correctly.

Dallas is a large metropolitan city similar to Houston.

Never forget that hospitals NEED and are desperate for nurses. If you can’t negotiate a higher starting pay go elsewhere.

March 18th, 2024

As a new grad, my offer is right at $30… and I’m in a small-ish town 3hrs out of DFW… you can do much better 😊

March 11th, 2024

Never accept 18/hr as a nurse, especially if it’s in a hospital. I’ve been a nurse little over two years and starting pay for me was $27.75. Within a few short months I did weekend package and second shift, earning $41/hr. You are worth way more for the work you do!

February 27th, 2024

Unacceptable. I started as a new grad in 2012, acute inpatient dialysis, and I was paid $30 an hour in Chicago. Increases are seldom super substantial and you want to earn a living wage in 2024; so you want to go in at something you can live on from the get. You deserve more money for all your hard work and that employer is downright absurd for paying a new nurse who is about to start a very difficult career the same money as a seasoned tech in my specialty (no disrespect to the amazing techs out there). If I asked all the nurses I know what their hardest year to date was, it was their first year — hands down. I don’t know what it costs to put gas in your car but that’s a decent metric for cost of living in your area. Don’t do it. You are so much better than that!

February 4th, 2024

Seriously, I started at $21 with an ADN degree in 2009. This is a horrible offer unless it's in a private practice or outpatient setting. They tend to pay less but not even that much less.

January 30th, 2024

No way! What hospital is this? Are you an RN grad? Look somewhere else!

January 12th, 2024

Whole life nurse offers salary expectations per state. I live in greater Los Angeles area and I started as a new grad at 38. 18 is insulting. Especially if you are going into a specialty unit (idk if you are, but just saying).

December 7th, 2023

That is extremely low for the Dallas Fort Worth area. Negotiate and interview elsewhere to be sure you want to accept.

November 29th, 2023

Tarrant Country hospitals are paying 30-32. Baylor might be 28 starting.

April 14th, 2024

Don't take it!!!! Dont undersell yourself. Eventhough you''re a new grad, you're still A PROFESSIONAL. I cant believe there's still places that offers such rate. Costco pays higher than that. Continue to look around. Best of Luck!!!

February 20th, 2024

I’m not sure what the minimum wage is in Texas but that’s seems like a low ball offer. Check glass door for comparing rates for new grads in your area. I live in Cali and as a new grad I started at $45/hr.

February 19th, 2024

CNAs make more these days.

February 19th, 2024

Travel nursing pays up to $300/hour! Look up travel nursing and apply to them all. You deserve better!!

February 15th, 2024

I started at $37.25 as a new grad in Dallas, but that facility took my 9 yrs of RT experience into account. New grad pay in Dallas without any healthcare experience is between $27-31.50 as of last year. Please negotiate or look for another facility!!

January 29th, 2024

I got paid 18/hr in Medical City Dallas as a Nurse Extern. When I started my nurse residency it changed to 30/base pay + shift differentials.

January 28th, 2024

That is concerning Lu low. I would questions the person you are negotiating salary with why they are out of range in comparison to competition. I’m in North Dallas at $34.50 as a new grad.

January 23rd, 2024

Hunny move to NY Charge nurse after one year making $57 an hour

January 18th, 2024

I was offered $37 for the first year. Then jumped to around $42-$45 (I don’t remeber exactly) once I finished my precepted shifts and was on my own. This was in CA in 2021. And the new grads hired after me was already offered more. Also, I was told this hospital that I was in was known to be the least paying hospital around the area.

January 18th, 2024

Run! Do not accept that offer. New grads get paid $28-30/hr where I am at. I am in the San Antonio area.

January 9th, 2024

way too low!!!

December 12th, 2023

What is your professional title/ degree or training? This will help in providing the best answers to your question.

December 2nd, 2023

I make that as a PCT in Connecticut.
Don’t accept.

May 13th, 2024

RN or LPN? I started at $18 hr as an RN but that was 16 years ago!!!!

May 10th, 2024

That is ABSURD, I made that as a part time server while in nursing school. BARE minimum for a BSN new grad should be like 28/hr, I made a bit more as a new grad in the DC area, and that was pre pandemic.

May 9th, 2024

McDonald’s pays $20/hour starting off. Training is still working. I wouldn’t accept anything under $34/hour especially in a big city like Dallas. If you decide take it, make sure you have a written agreement with hourly pay and a start date for when you are finished with “training”. That’s ridiculous.

May 8th, 2024

$18/hr?? Run as fast as you can out of there! Sounds like indentured servitude.

May 2nd, 2024

I'm in Austin, Texas. They usually start around $30/h as a new grad at hospitals. Maybe $29, but will usually raise to $32 after a year.. Dallas is a big city! I'm surprised they offered $18???

May 2nd, 2024

I should start with, I’m from California so the pay rate is significantly higher but, as a new grad, I made $43 an hour and that was back in 2009!

April 25th, 2024

I started at 34 excluding differentials in San Antonio

April 18th, 2024

NO! No! Fast food workers e 20 an hour! RN in Cali make 55 and up an hour

April 16th, 2024

I started off $19.50 as an ADN RN 16 years ago. You and your eduction are worth more. In Kansas new grads are starting off $26-30 in hospitals. Clinics pay significantly less.

April 16th, 2024

I’m sorry, WHAT!?…Wow, the disrespect is rampant! This is a profession and facilities have the nerve to still be offering less than $20/hr as an RN!?…Nope. Nope. Nope. My new grad pay back in 2015 was definitely low, $23/hr, in NC…and honestly looking back, that was terrible pay. But $18 for an RN ,in 2024, when inflation is through the roof and workplace stress is at a major high, is downright insulting. Especially in Dallas! While not the most expensive place to live, I wouldn’t call it cheap. I’m in utter shock at such an offer!

April 15th, 2024

Don't take it you will regret it, LPNs are making RN money and RNs are being paid major wages fresh out of grad school. They assume you don't know, that starting in a Nursing Home, as a nurse. But be careful, some nurses are not very friendly when new nurses are on shift and they have to train them. Chin up it only gets better as you learn.

April 12th, 2024

Whatt??? Relocate to Minnesota. All my friends who are new grads minimum I’ve heard someone say they got offered as a new grad is $39 & that’s one person. Most of my friends range between $40 to $46. Minnesota pays really well. Cold weather but pay is mighty beautiful. You get job offers while doing your preceptorship during the last semester. Job offers before even the NCLEX on condition of taking & passing within 2 months of hire.

April 11th, 2024

That’s extremely low. I made $23 as a new grad in a residency program in 2007. That was in Austin, Tx and Dallas usually pays more than Austin.

April 10th, 2024

Do you really want all that responsibility for the same wage that fast food joints and gas stations are paying?

March 29th, 2024

I started at $31.50 for the new grad residency program

March 28th, 2024

I started with $17/hr when I was an LVN but $30/hr as an RN in Abilene, Tx.

March 22nd, 2024

Well, I made that much as a new grad $17 years ago in Charlotte, NC. So that’s pitiful for a nurse.

March 18th, 2024

Are you an RN or LPN ? There is a big difference.

March 16th, 2024

I’m a new grad making $28/ hr in Edinburg!

March 16th, 2024

McDonald’s and Wendy’s were hiring for $18/hr in CA last year. New Grad nurse deserves far more than that!

March 13th, 2024

I live in Miami my first job 2015 as a new grad was 14.50/hour while in training in a classroom not with patients then went up to 24.50, while with patients orientation for 7 weeks, thennnnn nothing but little cents here and there. Then became nurse manager without any say in pay but my nurses were making 34 as new grads. I have since left that job but do not take it if anything counter offer if not walk away.

March 12th, 2024

I started out as a new grad with my LPN at $30 then with my RN $45. $18 is horrible! That’s what CNAs make an hr!

March 12th, 2024

That sounds ridiculously low. I started at $24/hr 12 years ago.

March 9th, 2024

In Arizona new grads start at about $35. It should be similar in TX. $18 is terrible for an RN

March 9th, 2024

As a new grad, I started at $45 plus $6 night differential, and $4 weekend differential. Find a place that knows your worth!! This is in Bellevue, WA.

March 8th, 2024

As a new grad RN 2023, I started with $37/hr in Maryland.

March 7th, 2024

Ohio starts their new grads at an average of 27/hr.

March 7th, 2024

Apply at different hospitals. Don’t accept 18. At least 23$

March 7th, 2024

$18 seems so insulting, try another hospital! I have seen the minimum of at least $29-30 & up.

March 6th, 2024

New grad RN I was offered $60 +$4.50 nights differential in correctional nursing. $56.44 + $5.00 nights in Med/surg. Crazy how low pay in other states are. 😫😫😫 But $18?!? I’d say keep looking.

March 4th, 2024

New grad here in Memphis TN, starting at $28.80/hr at a public hospital. &18 is what our externs are paid!

March 4th, 2024

Fast Food starting employees are making $18 and $20

As a new grad 23 years ago I was making $25

They are wage robbing you!

February 29th, 2024

$41/hr here in Minnesota for new grads in hospitals. That pay is because of MNA (Minnesota nursing association)

February 29th, 2024

No less than 29.00

February 29th, 2024

Oh wow it’s so sad that they are trying to take new grads for granted. There are plenty of options elsewhere.

February 28th, 2024

15 years ago i started with 22$/hour somewhere in up state part of New York state.

February 27th, 2024

In 2005 I made $18 as a CNA. Nursing wages should be mid thirties starting.

February 24th, 2024

It it

February 17th, 2024

I started 10 years ago at $24. You can and SHOULD look elsewhere.

February 15th, 2024

UTMB in Galveston starts at $34 for a new grad, advancement to an NCII in 6 months and it comes with an increase.

February 15th, 2024

That sounds horrible. Even an entry level nurse can get 24-46 per hour in WA state. That's barely above the minimum wage here at $16.28.

February 15th, 2024

That’s crazy, I would say to look elsewhere or negotiate your pay.

February 14th, 2024

Where in Dallas? HCA pays 32.00. No one pays 18 anywhere anymore . Are you sure youre a RN ?

February 8th, 2024

I started out my RN residency at $26/hr as a new grad in Dallas in 2021, so $18 does not seem acceptable. I would think it would be even higher than $26/hr today.

January 24th, 2024

I’m certain that is not your hourly pay. Some hospitals offer a different rate for “training”. Call your HR department and inquire about your true starting rate.

January 10th, 2024

I started at 35 and have thus been bumped to 45-52 within my first year of nursing. $18 is not it!

December 1st, 2023

Look for a better paying position, California offers higher pay, however the cost of living is higher as well.

February 14th, 2024

Look up what the salaray average is for new grad nurses in your area. Don't base it off of what everyone is saying on here. What you make in Dallas will be significantly different than what you would make in California or a rural area.