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How much do you make? - page 5

Now, before I get blown up with comments saying "it's not about money, but patient care". I get that. No need to tell me over and over. I heard CRNAs mainly get hired in rural areas, which kind of... Read More

  1. Visit  xX Goose Xx profile page
    #52 0
    Quote from nikkimarthe
    which state you work? are you in rural setting or urban? are you in private or academic?
    Who are you asking?
  2. Visit  Topher53 profile page
    #53 0
    I guess they're asking the OP? I know rural settings are in higher demand as opposed to big cities. I live in texas and don't plan on moving out of state anytime soon.
  3. Visit  Thetist1 profile page
    #54 0
    Obviously there are other factors that would go into your decision. For example Houston looks great with this calculation, but has the highest average commute times, whereas NYC has a high cost of living but you could walk to work if you plan right.

    The website Numbeo - The biggest Internet Database about Cost of Living, Housing Indicators and many other informations about cities and countries! Has a TON of good information in deciding what city is best for you.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 17, '13 : Reason: TOS/advertising/solicitation
  4. Visit  buzzgturk profile page
    #55 1
    How do I find all CRNA practices that are taking on partners like you have found?
  5. Visit  Bluebolt profile page
    #56 0
    Everything you said sounds great as a prospective SRNA but check some of your spelling. After nearly 7 years of college it's hard to accept.
  6. Visit  jwk profile page
    Quote from Bluebolt
    Everything you said sounds great as a prospective SRNA but check some of your spelling. After nearly 7 years of college it's hard to accept.
    Quote from Bluebolt
    Wow I was considering applying to this institution before I read it was ran by anesthesiologists. It's a shame that their program openly uses students to staff their needs instead of learning as a student. It's also dangerous considering you are still a student and require a preceptor who is fully liscensed.
  7. Visit  Gassyandiknowit profile page
    #58 2
    Seems to vary GREATLY by state. Currently, 17 states are "opt-out" - meaning CRNAs can practice without an MD supervising. In these states (especially in the rural areas), CRNA salaries can easily top $200 K. However, in saturated states or states in which AAs exsist as competition, the salary can be as low as $100 - 110K. In Florida and Georgia, the current starting salary median for CRNAs (non-opt out mind you) is $120 - $130 K with a mid-career average of $160 K. Florida, in particular is very saturated (however the population is growing so jobs are still available). I hope this helps!
  8. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
    #59 0
    Opt-out has to do with billing Medicare. You can still work independently in non opt-out states.
  9. Visit  bw0712 profile page
    #60 5
    My lord, when did everybody get so sensitive. This is a forum, it is not rude to ask. Good family friend of mine just graduated CRNA school and accepted an offer in philadelphia for $147,000 along with 6 weeks paid vacation.
  10. Visit  macanes profile page
    #61 6
    You might also seek help on the CRNA and SRNA forum on Facebook. But, job searches on gaswork is probably your best indicator.
    If you are a fully qualified CRNA, do the rest of us a favor and don't jump on the first ACT job that offers you $120k/year to be their *****. Search around. You might not be able to get a job in the place you really want to live, but home is where you hang your hat. Do your homework. Find a good prospect. Research it. Go visit them. Talk to CRNAs (offline - buy them a beer after work and shoot the ****). Find a good spot, because you're going to be doing this day in and day out - make sure it's a good one. Don't settle for some super-supervised, salaried work-til-you-drop kind of crap that people settle for first thing. Be willing to move. Pump up your skills. Go for the gold, baby!
  11. Visit  Michelest12 profile page
    #62 0
    a friend at columbia crna graduate got 180k and from what i understand from columbia crna grads that's typical (nyc might have something to do with it? idk)
  12. Visit  Sheather profile page
    #63 1
    I've been a CRNA for 13 yeas, and over the past several our raises have been very low and we aren't getting bonuses anymore. When I started demand was greater than supply and it's switched - there are som many more CRNAs than when I started- also AAs are becoming legal in several states and will make competition stiffer and then our slalaries will decrease. I've been looking for another opportunity for a Plan B. I found a great opportunity as a consultant and it's awesome because I can make good money and am building my business so that I am able to quit and do it full time. It's also appealing to me because I will have control of my schedule, finances, and future instead of someone else.
    Last edit by sirI on May 18, '15
  13. Visit  bibibi profile page
    #64 0
    Local hospital hires hew grad CRNAs at 90K a year. The only way you can make more is if you take call.