How much a CRNA really makes ? - page 5

I have been reading all posts about salary but they are all 5 to 6 years old.I want to know the current situation.Request to all crnas.Please tell your income along with years of experience and... Read More

  1. by   superking
    crnaTX....My question is whether these salaries of 190k are with OT and call or without that?In simple words,With OT and call,can you earn like 40k or 50k more with such base salaries?
  2. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    crnaTX....My question is whether these salaries of 190k are with OT and call or without that?In simple words,With OT and call,can you earn like 40k or 50k more with such base salaries?
    It depends on the position. Almost all of the higher paying CRNA positions include doing call.
  3. by   superking
    One more question. Is this call within 40 hours a week or outside of it?
  4. by   loveanesthesia
    An important variable in comparing compensation is retirement contributions. Private groups often contribute 15-20% of salary to pension/profit sharing.


    For example:

    $160,000 salary + 16% pension/profit sharing $25,600.00 = $185,600.00


    Compared to a 401K plan with 50% match up to 5% contribution:

    $170,000 salary + 50% of 5% $4250.00 = $174250.00


    There are large number of variables in CRNA compensation. Some salaries include call, some don't; some include weekends, some don't; some expect you to work until cases are done with no extra money, some have OT; some CRNAs bill for their cases so only get paid when they are in the OR with time between cases, on vacation etc all uncompensated.


    I doubt any CRNA is working FT for $3000.00 every 2 weeks.
  5. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    One more question. Is this call within 40 hours a week or outside of it?
    Call shifts are outside of normal OR times, and it varies by facility and the number of staff as to how often the call shifts are. The best way to see examples is to look at job postings on gasworks.com.
  6. by   superking
    Yes.It is outside OR hours.But since mostly there is a day off after call,that means you work 40 hours still a week.Am I right?
  7. by   superking
    Does Average salaries posted by AANA include OT ?I heard many CRNAs working 60hours or 2 jobs.Why the Average salaries are not increased then?
  8. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    Yes.It is outside OR hours.But since mostly there is a day off after call,that means you work 40 hours still a week.Am I right?
    40hrs and overtime are often only relevant in large ACT practices. You get paid to cover the OR during regularly scheduled cases and then depending on the contract you get call pay on top of that.
    There may or may not be call pay and the normal work week can be 20-60 hours or more a week. CRNA jobs and hours are generally not like nursing job hours.
  9. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from superking
    Does Average salaries posted by AANA include OT ?I heard many CRNAs working 60hours or 2 jobs.Why the Average salaries are not increased then?
    As previously stated each job is different and each contract is different. You are trying to make CRNA similar to nursing jobs where you work X shifts for X amount money and it isn't as easy as that when comparing most CRNA jobs.

    1. You need to find out the value for your anesthesia services. Are you working in place that has to subsidize the anesthesia department because of the small amount of cases or is this a place where you are more like a factory worker and you are always busy. Someone is billing off of/or for those CRNAs and it is often in excess of what the CRNA is getting paid.
    2. There are a lot of call time at smaller hospitals where you either take call from home or you have a call room where you hang out/sleep until someone call/consults anesthesia.
    3. Only larger anesthesia practices will generally have excact set schedules where you can work 7-3 or 3-11 etc., so it makes it hard to simply compare jobs. Keywords to look for in CRNA posting is average number of hours worked per week, average number of surgical cases, and how often is call required.
  10. by   superking
    Thanks for clarification. I saw some listings on gaswork.com. That said Monday to Thursday 7 to 5 with call every 10th day.Some said Monday to Friday 7 to 3 with call very 7th day.I thought a CRNA can do a locum day at other facility on Friday night or Saturday.

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