How much do you make?

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    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 scares me. I would simply like to know the average starting salary of your line of work, plus the area you live in, and/or the amount of experience you have as a CRNA. Thank you!
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    Quote from Topher53
    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 scares me. I would simply like to know the average starting salary of your line of work, plus the area you live in, and/or the amount of experience you have as a CRNA. Thank you!
    Not that it is about the money but asking people how much they make is usually considered rude in any career field. Probably would be better to look on something like gaswork to see different cities and their pay.
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    I'm not a CRNA, but here's a hint, it's rude to ask about salaries. Having said that, it's not like it's a secret. Google the salaries of the nearest university affiliated hospital near you, and it should show up unless your state doesn't disclose employee salaries.
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    The median salary for CRNAs is about 170k/yr. New CRNAs can expect to make around 130k plus benefits starting out. CRNAs provide the majority of anesthesia care in the US. CRNAs can be found in large practices and rural practices. CRNAs make up around 80% of the rural anesthesia providers.
    Last edit by wtbcrna on Jan 24, '13
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    I don't think it's rude to inquire about salary on a forum. Employers have employees trained so much so that even on the Internet people are still yelling "privacy." If people shared their salary range more often I guarantee you that salaries would be more standardized. I am so happy that sites like "Allnurses" and "Glassdoor" exist. Here, people frequently share answers to questions that is considered "rude" by some.
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    Thanks itrust. I appreciate your post. People are saying "google it, google it" but there's just such a wide range of numbers I don't know which one to believe. I apologize in advance if I offended anyone, it's just that the salaries are not clearly stated anywhere.
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    Quote from Topher53
    Thanks itrust. I appreciate your post. People are saying "google it, google it" but there's just such a wide range of numbers I don't know which one to believe. I apologize in advance if I offended anyone, it's just that the salaries are not clearly stated anywhere.
    Truthfully that is because there is wide range of pay depending on where you work. Some places are more desirable and pay less and some less desirable places pay more. Practice varies from hospital to hospital. Some people work under a W-2 and some a 1099. Two hospitals in the same city can pay drastically different amounts.
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    Quote from Topher53
    Thanks itrust. I appreciate your post. People are saying "google it, google it" but there's just such a wide range of numbers I don't know which one to believe. I apologize in advance if I offended anyone, it's just that the salaries are not clearly stated anywhere.
    Actually, CRNA salaries are stated perfectly clear, but you need to be a member of AANA to see the yearly member/CRNA salary survey.
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    Check out www.gaswork.com Here you will be able to search for your state and other areas as well. Looking at the pay scale, it seems Florida and many states are on the low end for pay. There was one place in FL where the minimum salary was $90,000 for a CRNA. The Northeast, Texas and states north of there, MIchigan, Ohio, Maine, Massachusetts, and the DC Metro area pays very well. Florida really seems to be saturated with CRNAs since they have many programs there as well as Pennsylvania. When I saw the salary of $90,000, I was really shocked since I make $140,000/year as a Major in the Air Force, which includes my $20,000 bonus I get every year in addition to my part-time job in the civilian sector.
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    I forgot to add that states in the south were on the low end of the paying scale.


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