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. by   xX Goose Xx
    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. by   Topher53
    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. by   Thetist1
    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. by   buzzgturk
    How do I find all CRNA practices that are taking on partners like you have found?
  5. by   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.
  6. by   jwk
    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. by   Gassyandiknowit
    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. by   wtbcrna
    Opt-out has to do with billing Medicare. You can still work independently in non opt-out states.
  9. by   bw0712
    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. by   macanes
    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. by   Michelest12
    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. by   Sheather
    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. by   bibibi
    Local hospital hires hew grad CRNAs at 90K a year. The only way you can make more is if you take call.