I'm an FNP student and I'm very interested in working at a college health facility when I graduate next Spring. I've done a rotation at one, and loved it. However, I've heard that this is one of the lowest paying FNP jobs one can find.
For those of you who are or have worked in college health, what would an expected salary be? I live in upstate, NY, if that helps. If the salary truly is terrible, what are other perks of the job that make it worth it?
Thank you, in advance!
I can't speak to salary in your area. However, usually, working for a college or university has excellent benefits, like an actual retirement pension, ample vacation time, free or very low cost tuition if you take classes at the college, good reimbursement if you go for your DNP or PhD, student loan repayment, and you might be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Working for a government facility (I'm assuming this is a public school) would qualify you to apply for HRSA or New York state loan repayment programs. If this is a public school, salaries and benefits should be on the website. For example, here is the link for University of California employee salaries and benefits:
Compensation & Benefits | UCnet
Thank you for your reply! I already take advantage of the PSLF program as an RN, and am definitely looking for an NP job that allows me to continue that.