$170,000 starting at our 3 hospitals. Can do overtime, most of our younger 'hungry' CRNA's make >$200,000 and get 8 weeks vacation. They are hospital employees supervised by Anesthesiologists. They cannot do OB, cardiac or newborns/some peds because we have fellows for those specific cases. All are level 2 hospitals.
Our level 1 CRNA's ironically get a little less money but have less call and a lighter workload - different set-up with staff and resident MD's.
We have no shortage here, however. One big system in the state eliminated all CRNA positions and are MD only so we have an excess.
I agree with chk23, however. Careful what you read, the person who wrote this article is not a doc or CRNA, she is a 'technical' writer which basically means she is a communications major. She did have a nice article about cleaning turtle's ear though.
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My friends who are expected to graduate in December from CRNA school have told me that they have been exposed to sub $100,000 job offers for full time work. There is currently an oversupply of new grad CRNA's being pushed out of the many programs. Locumtenems just published the average CRNA salary and stated it is $168,900 and those who were making that had 10 to 15 years experience.
I just left Miami, Florida where new grad CRNAs are being offered $110,000 to start. A friend of mine in Atlanta was offered $93,000.
It is all about supply and demand. Too many CRNAs, AAs and a lower demand for surgical procedures are pushing salaries down. Check out gaswork.com for the latest salary information.
Last edit by FNP2B1 on Sep 12, '11