NYSNA membership dues will take effect July 1.
Dues rates are based on the average base salary for NYSNA local bargaining unit (LBU) members in various regions of the state. Dues are lower for members who are not represented by NYSNA for collective bargaining, and discounts are applied for members in other special circumstances (see chart below).
NYSNA dues are set by the NYSNA Convention, and our current dues formula was adopted by the membership at our 2001 Convention. The formula uses a Regional Base Salary (RBS) to determine the dues for members in six different regions in New York state and one in New Jersey.
The RBS is the average of the starting salary paid to staff nurses at all NYSNA-represented facilities in each region as of Jan. 1, 2021. A calculation of 1.6 percent of this average determines the dues rate for members in that region who are represented for collective bargaining and work full time; and 1.2 percent for members who are represented for collective bargaining and work less than full time. Dues are not a percentage of each member’s individual salary.
Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Represented by NYSNA for Collective Bargaining
Full-Time CBU Member
- Southern $1,481
- Southeastern $1,418
- Lower Hudson $1,357
- New Jersey/South $1,087
- Eastern $1,052
- Central $948
- Western $1,038
Rate is 1.6% of the lowest average starting salary in the region where you work.
Part Time/Per Diem CBU Member
- Southern $1,116
- Southeastern $1,068
- Lower Hudson $1022
- New Jersey/South $819
- Eastern $794
- Central $716
- Western $783
Rate is 1.2% of the lowest average starting salary in the region where you work.
Nurses Not Represented by NYSNA for Collective Bargaining
Employed nurses not represented by NYSNA for collective bargaining
- Southern $786
- Southeastern $753
- Lower Hudson $721
- New Jersey/South $579
- Eastern $561
- Central $506
- Western $553
Rate is 70% of 1.2% of the lowest average starting salary in the region where you work.
Unemployed nurses or employed nurses age 62 and over and not earning more than allowed under Social Security
- Southern $567
- Southeastern $543
- Lower Hudson $520
- New Jersey/South $419
- Eastern $406
- Central $367
- Western $400
Rate is 50% of 1.2% of the lowest average starting salary in the region where you work or, if you are unemployed, where you live.
Nurses age 62 and over and unemployed, and RNs who are totally or permanently disabled (Social Security award letter required) or Lifetime Members** (age 65 or over and paid NYSNA members for 25 years or more)
- Southern $292
- Southeastern $281
- Lower Hudson $269
- New Jersey/South $218
- Eastern $212
- Central $192
- Western $209
Rate is 25% of 1.2% of the lowest average starting salary in the region where you live.
Retired category: Nurses not represented for collective bargaining, who are 62 years or older and retired and earning not more than what social security allows.
Annual dues are $100 for all regions.
**Lifetime Members may apply for dues-free honorary status, which entitles them to receive NYSNA publications and a member rate for Convention and other continuing education events. To apply, contact NYSNA Membership at 800-724-NYRN (6976), ext. 285.
- Western: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
- Central: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Tioga
- Eastern: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington
- Southern: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
- Lower Hudson: Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester
- Southeastern: Nassau, Suffolk
- New Jersey/South: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Salem