Market and culture influence nursing salaries

The bigger the healthcare system, the better the RN pay and benefits. Truth or myth? There’s hardly any difference between bigger and smaller, stated Harold “Pat” Patton, MSN, RN and CNO for University of California Irvine Health in southern California. “Smaller systems have to keep up with bigger ones because they have to get nurses, too,” he said. So, what does drive pay? The market, location and culture, said some insiders.

Size of healthcare system a minor factor in actual pay rates for nurses

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By Karen Schmidt
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Take charge in negotiations
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Negotiating your salary can have a huge impact on lifetime earnings.
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Market, culture influence pay
Find out what drives pay rates in the healthcare market.
arrow-TOC
ThinkstockPhotos-648659120
Look beyond pay rates
Cost of living can make a huge impact on your take-home pay.
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ThinkstockPhotos-80608276
CE COURSE: Interview like a pro
Ace a job interview with this comprehensive CE module.
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A special kind of compensation
Never underestimate the value of thanks from patients, families.
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CE catalog
Learn how to switch specialties, build your network and more.
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Travel nursing's special perks
Find out what attracts nurses to this specialty.
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ThinkstockPhotos-92239145
Nurse staffing's future course
Nurse shines light on how what specialties will be in high demand.
arrow-TOC
ThinkstockPhotos-478831570__1_
RN salaries always a hot topic
Learn more about issues that can help you increase your salary.
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ThinkstockPhotos-511472442__1_
Revisit the Equal Pay Act
There's still work to be done in reaching equal pay across genders.
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