There's good news for certain nurses in New York State. Governor Kathy Hochul just announced that they will be getting pay raises. She made the announcement on Friday, October 14, 2022. The salary increases will apply to nurses within New York State agencies. She believes the move will help improve recruitment and retention. Nurses also deserve more money for the complexity of their work and the high credentials required to be a nurse in New York.

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The move will bring the starting salary of registered nurses working the day shift in upstate New York to almost $90,000 upstate. Downstate nurses will see their salaries reach $108,000 downstate when coupled with pay differentials. Approximately 6,500 New York State employees, across 15 state agencies, will benefit from the pay bump. Gov. Hochul said,

After more than two years on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19, New York nurses deserve more than our gratitude - they deserve fair and competitive pay. These wage increases reflect our state's commitment to supporting our healthcare workers and will help us retain and recruit the next generation of nurses to keep New Yorkers safe.

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Here Are Some Highlights Of The Pay Raises

- Nurses will see an average pay increase of 4.5 percent per title
- Registered nurses will now be hired at the midpoint of the salary range
- Registered nurses will receive shift pay of an increase of 7 percent of base pay for the evening shift (4:00 pm to 12:00 am) and a 10 percent of base pay increase for the night shift (12:00 am to 8:00 am).

You can get more details about the raises here.

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