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Old 09-28-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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I agree that APS isn't a good example. Their pay scales are often way above what other people get.

Still there are a lot of nurses working for the state making $70,000 and up, and a good many making over $80,000.

I don't know how that compares with private industry.

Hmmmm...

In my first position for the state, it was pretty much my job to have access to people's salaries, and I never saw nurses being paid that much.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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I have always thought that with government jobs the low wages jobs in government pay more than their private sector counterparts. But as you climb up the ladder in skills and wages the private sector easily passes government jobs in salaries.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I agree that APS isn't a good example. Their pay scales are often way above what other people get.

Still there are a lot of nurses working for the state making $70,000 and up, and a good many making over $80,000.

I don't know how that compares with private industry.
Can you provide a link to back up that claim? And what is a lot? 10, 200, 5000? And what is the educational level these nurses have achieved?
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Can you provide a link to back up that claim? And what is a lot? 10, 200, 5000? And what is the educational level these nurses have achieved?
Well, there's this. I'm not saying they aren't worth it, just that the state pays pretty good money.

Nurses may make just as much in private industry -- I honestly don't know.

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Nurses do OK. After about 5 years with a BSN you make 28-40 an hour. "Nursing Professional" means they are a specialized nurse like a nurse anesthetist, or a psych nurse, or a manager. Most of those jobs listed are at the university which are usually pretty good jobs as far as health care goes.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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I have always thought that with government jobs the low wages jobs in government pay more than their private sector counterparts. But as you climb up the ladder in skills and wages the private sector easily passes government jobs in salaries.
I don't know about the state, but that's pretty much how it works in the federal government. You'll definitely be making more with the feds with just a HS diploma or bachelor's, for the most part. With a master's things start evening out and above that, you get paid more in the private sector.
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