• Set Yourself Up For Success Webinar

    October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
    SDN and Osmosis are teaming up to help you get set up for success this school year! We'll be covering study tips, healthy habits, and meeting mentors.

    Register Now!

  • Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!


What type of Nurse receives the largest wage?


Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Apr 6, 2002
I don't think I would want to become a nurse but lately I've been hearing so many different people talk about how much nurses are making starting off. So how much would a general RN make starting out?

And one other question.. what type of nurse or subspeciality RN makes the most money?


Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
May 22, 2001
detroit, mi

I noticed that you are from MI so I'll put some perspective. The usual starting wage for an RN working at a hospital is around 19 not including shift differntials.

Henry ford is 19.80. Detroit Medical Center is 19.11. this of course does not include any additional overtime that you may wish to pick up.

Usually, many nurses can work extra hours through overtime or work through an agency. In this case, salaries are usually much higher ranging in 30-45/hr depending on experience/skills.


Junior Member
15+ Year Member
May 24, 2002
I live in NW Kansas and the PRN Rns at the medical center here make 21.00 an hour. That is with no experience. They also make 8% more for 3-11p, 12% more for 11p-7a, and 15% more for weekends. In the PRN contract you have 3 levels you can receive 20% more of base pay by working 64 hrs in a 6 week scheduling period or 25% more of base pay for working 96 hours in a 6 week period. Because RNs are in such a high demand and the cost of contract nurses in increasing, Hays medical center is offering to pay there nurses double time for coming in on their days off if they have high census at the hospital. I would say that the highest paid nurses are in acute care such as ICU $25.00, CPCU, SICU, etc. Plus we get 100.00 bonuses a lot, about every six months.My nursing instructors say that they expect that the wages of nurses will increase over the next few years due to demand. If you are concidering nursing, it SHOULD NOT be about money. It should be about your love of the patient.
About the Ads
About the Ads
This thread is more than 19 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.