Do ED nurses make more money than nurses in Med-Surg?
April 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm #71627
I just have a quick question. I have only ever worked in the ED and I’m wondering if the ED nurses make more that Med-Surg nurses?
I’m getting pretty burned-out wit the ED and wouldn’t mind switching to Med-Surg. A couple of nurses have told me that Med-Surg nurses make more money. Does anyone know if this is true?
April 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm #71630
I think they’re all just about the same. When nurses begin working at our facility, if they’re a new graduate then they will make the same amount regardless of the department they work in.
Now, when it comes to call and shift differential then those can vary depending on the department, which in turn would affect the amount you make altogether.
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April 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm #71635
I’ve lived all over the west coast and I do travel nursing. But nurses who work in the ER are paid more on the west coast. I worked ER, but it still wasn’t enough money to work full time in the ER when you live in California. The cost of living is so very high here.
I pay $50,000 a year just for childcare. It’s awful. So I decided to do travel nursing instead and I get to keep more of my money because the cost of living is less in many of the states I travel to and child care is nowhere near as high.
April 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm #71637
Patty Hagan Crowley
I was an ER nurse a long time. You make more by the years. New graduates make less. I could never go back to med surg after ER. I think much harder working the floors.
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April 24, 2017 at 10:26 pm #71651
Absolutely the ER takes much more education and specific skills then working on the floor as a nurse.
April 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm #71654
Probably depends on where (which state/county) you work and whether or not you’re union.
April 25, 2017 at 12:26 am #71656
Not in Western Australia.
April 25, 2017 at 10:26 am #71663
i’m pretty sure here in s.a you are under an award rate and it depends on your years of nursing as to your pay rate not where you work
April 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm #71695
Oh my! Med-surg? Who cares if they make more money?! They deserve every penny the job is so much harder than ER. Besides, it’s not a common move to go from ER to the floor. Have you considered post anesthesia care? On med surg the patients that drive you crazy for an hour will have the opportunity to drive you crazy for a whole shift! 😂
April 29, 2017 at 2:40 pm #71699