hey guys (you know those gaswork jobs)

  1. are those jobs for real? I mean come on. are they trying to trick me?
    when they post a yearly income, whats the spin. is that how much the package is worth? seems a little decieving. or is it real base pay.
    has anyone researched any of these jobs. whats the story.
    not sure what iam talking about.
    www.gaswork.com
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  3. by   Businessman
    Quote from alansmith52
    are those jobs for real? I mean come on. are they trying to trick me?
    when they post a yearly income, whats the spin. is that how much the package is worth? seems a little decieving. or is it real base pay.
    has anyone researched any of these jobs. whats the story.
    not sure what iam talking about.
    www.gaswork.com
    That's a great question. I'm also interested in the answer to this one.
    To have an objective idea though, we'd need 4-5 candid answers from around the country.

    Also, keep in mind, this is a time of shortage ... which may not last.
  4. by   SirJohnny
    All:

    - Also wondering if these are W-2 or 1099 contracts.

    - In a 1099 contract - you are essentially an independent contractor
    and pay both sides of the social security tax, and also provide your
    own health insurance, etc. Also, I believe, as an independent
    contractor, that you pay estimated taxes every quarter -- more
    headaches.

    - Yeah, I too was amazed at the salaries.

    - Wait until you see what the MDAs are getting. Saw US$350K/yr for
    an MD-Anesthesiologist in Rifle, Colorado. Place in on the west side
    of the state. Prime trout fishing country if that's your cup of tea. Oh,
    forgot to mention that relocation was included.

    - Yeah, it's fun to dream....

    Gotta run,

    John Coxey
  5. by   smiling_ru
    It depends on the company/group. Some post the salary, others include the overtime and call as part of the salary.
    When I was searching for a job, I never ran into one that was including benefit costs as part of the salary, but there could be some who do.
  6. by   Businessman
    Smiling ru,
    Since you've been in the job market for a while, tell us what is a fair number for a base, as an employee?

    Thanks
  7. by   yoga crna
    You should check with AANA regarding average CRNA income. They do a survey every year with dues statements and have every reason to believe the results are accurate. I don't have the data in front of me, but I think the average income is around $150,000 per year. If you are looking at gross income, it may be more or less depending on practice arrangements.

    Anesthesia is an interesting profession from a business perspective. There are many varieties of options out there. Currently, I am in private practice, bill for my services, pay my own overhead (health insurance, malpractice insurance, billing service,vacations, continuing education, car lease, etc.) So my gross income does not reflect my net. For a good overview, purchase the book "The Business of Anesthesia" from AANA. It is a little dated, but has discussions about private practice.

    YogaCRNA

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