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Old 01-09-2019, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Queens, Ny
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Can being a nurse in southeast US be much worse compared to northeast, according to majority of posts?
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Speaking as an RN who has compared wages around the country, I can say that nursing jobs in the SE generally pay quite a bit less, so if you are doing the same work that you dislike for less money then yes, I guess it could be worse.

We own a condo in a beach city in the Southeast and once briefly entertained the thought of moving there full-time but when I compared wages within the national company that I worked for at the time, I would have been paid $11/hour less to do the same job down there. You do the math. Ouch.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:27 PM
 
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It depends upon your experience and specialization if any (ICU, ER, OR, etc) versus Med-Surg or Home Health for example and would do well if possessing advanced training in cities like Atlanta, Durham-Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, Miami-Fort Lauderdale or Tampa-St Pete.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:14 AM
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I lived in Central Florida and the pay was fantastic, late 90's. Had moved from Upstate NY, but, it depends on where in the South East, as well as the specialty you work in--hospital, home health, LTC, other, etc. I was doing Medicare Home Health visits then.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Queens, Ny
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Having done the math myself I do realize pay will be $10-15/hr less. Yes "ouch" but I try to be optimistic and convince myself the lower cost of living helps to possibly break even. The delema is benefits. Unions and compitition here in the northeast are worth money!
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