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Old 10-01-2013, 08:43 AM
Status: "Wishin I was fishin" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Out in the stix
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finally looks good form our relo from CT to the Tampa area. My wife is an Operating room nurse, specialty is in cataract surgery which she has been doing in CT since 2005 at an eye surgery center.

Her finding a job is a pretty sure thing, before we pull the trigger and move, anyone have a range of salaries for these type of eye surgery or ambulatory surgery centers for nurses? My wife WILL NOT work on a floor administering i.v's and changing bedpans. She likes her patients sedated lol.

If we can't afford a home in Wesley Chapel area on my current salary and her possibly reduced salary we may need to reconsider.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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A quick search for operating room nurse shows about half of the listings $60K to over $120K and the other half between $40K-$60K, about 20% of all of them were over $80K
Of course this was just a quick search of a random website.

To get a better idea she should just contact an agency down here, guaranteed you will get numerous responses to your post with people telling you she won't make anything compared to CT.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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A quick search for operating room nurse shows about half of the listings $60K to over $120K and the other half between $40K-$60K, about 20% of all of them were over $80K
Of course this was just a quick search of a random website.

To get a better idea she should just contact an agency down here, guaranteed you will get numerous responses to your post with people telling you she won't make anything compared to CT.

Agreed- talk to a recruiter. They have a pretty good handle on what employers are paying (and could potentially help with a job). It's such a specific specialty that unless you see a posted job with a salary listed, I'd be wary of 'ranges' online as I haven't found those to be very accurate.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Is she an RN or LPN? That will be a big factor in terms of both salary and the jobs available.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:35 PM
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She is an RN. Has done it all in the OR from brain surgery to gastric bypass surgery to ortho to heart transplants, but likes eyes, nice and simple.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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She is an RN. Has done it all in the OR from brain surgery to gastric bypass surgery to ortho to heart transplants, but likes eyes, nice and simple.
Well, there's no shortage of old folks getting cataract surgery. My mother-in-law just had hers done over the past month.


As an RN, your wife has much better options of course. My wife is in process of obtaining her BSN to open even more doors.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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Like I Always say... You take half your pay in Sunshine in Florida,
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Like I Always say... You take half your pay in Sunshine in Florida,
Then admit you don't know what you are talking about. Here is a previous post from another thread where someone else was talking without actually researching the matter. I used NY in the example but if someone needs to calculate for another state it is easy enough.

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A registered nurse in NY has an annual mean wage of $74,100, a registered nurse in Florida has an annual mean wage of $61,780 (most recent BLS data). A difference of $12,320, now start off by subtracting $4145 for state income tax and you have a difference of $8175. Hardly a massive pay cut. Now calculate the difference in rental cost of $2638 for NY and $1298 for Florida (values gathered within last 30 days by myapartmentmap.com) , that is over $16000 a year. At this point we have not figured in for local income tax rates which many areas in NY have but seems Florida is ahead by almost $8000.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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Then admit you don't know what you are talking about. Here is a previous post from another thread where someone else was talking without actually researching the matter. I used NY in the example but if someone needs to calculate for another state it is easy enough.
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I would have to concur with this. My wife is an RN with a BSN. She has been in contact with a couple of area hospital recruiters and was pleased with the discussions regarding salary. She also has two friends who are also RN w/ BSN who recently moved to the Tampa Bay area, one works in Tampa the other Sarasota, both have conveyed to my wife their salaries and again, pleased with the numbers.

Note: I wont answer any direct messages regarding nurse salaries. My advice, do some research, make some calls, visit some hospitals.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:47 PM
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thank you all, I take things with a grain of salt, looking at houses in Wesley Chapel we want quiet and safe, similar to where we are now in CT. My salary would be a lateral move but understand if she makes a little less with there being no state tax, etc in Florida. I know insurance will probably be more, but overall we feel Florida is a good move for us anyway, married, both in 40's no kids, I went to college down there so I know a little about it down there. Wish we could afford to live on the beach but again we are realistic.
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