How much does a CRNA really make? - page 3

Would like to know what a CRNA really makes. Are you in a group, working for a hospital, or working for a doctor. What is the most profitable, group vs. hosp. Does this vary from state to state? How... Read More

  1. by   nomadcrna
    I'm amazed when the AVERAGE NATIONAL salary is $185k. (www.aana.com)



    Quote from nilepoc
    Some of the CRNA's in the hospital I work for are making as little as $60,000/year. It all depends on the location, and what type of position you take.

    I saw one position listed on www.gaswork.com for a CRNA in Oregon, starting at $110,000/year with 8 weeks vacation, and 2 weeks payed educational leave, no call, and no OB.

    That pretty much is my dream job. Now we will see if I can get into school.

    Craig
  2. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from nomadcrna
    I'm amazed when the AVERAGE NATIONAL salary is $185k. (www.aana.com)
    Last I saw it was 170s.... Is there another salary survey out?
  3. by   nomadcrna
    Reflecting their level of responsibility, CRNAs are one of the best paid nursing specialties.

    http://www.crnasalary.com/
    According to a Merritt Hawkins & Associates study from 2009 the average salary for CRNAs was $189,000
  4. by   FNP2B1
    http://www.locumtenens.com/media/493...mpSurvey4-text

    Salaries are coming down. Latest 2011 salary survey is $169,000 on average. Too many new grad CRNAs out there. Had a friend just get offered a sub $100,000 job offer. Her student loan debt is about twice that.
  5. by   wtbcrna
    This years AANA annual salary survey put the average CRNA salary in the 170Ks. Jobs and money all depend on what part of the country and city you work in.
  6. by   BuckeyeNurse12
    Does your salary reflect the school you went to? Or in other words does a "better" school tend to earn you a higher salary?
  7. by   nomadcrna
    I would look for a more unbiased source than locumstenens.com.
  8. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from BuckeyeNurse12
    Does your salary reflect the school you went to? Or in other words does a "better" school tend to earn you a higher salary?
    The only time the school seems to matter is when you are applying to independent practices (which usually offer higher salaries). A lot of nurse anesthesia schools don't prepare students to work outside of ACT practices/work independently.
  9. by   CABGx4
    I recently shadowed and the CRNA supervisor at a Pittsburgh hospital said new grads start at $55/hr. That's more than twice what I make as a nurse but Pittsburgh is unfortunately low in all health care salaries. Some big company runs the show around here
  10. by   nomadcrna
    I made 55 an hr 20 years ago. I've not heard of anything lower than around 90 an hour. I would not work for anything less then 100/hr.
    Of course, I've not paid any attention to poor practice states.

    Quote from CABGx4
    I recently shadowed and the CRNA supervisor at a Pittsburgh hospital said new grads start at $55/hr. That's more than twice what I make as a nurse but Pittsburgh is unfortunately low in all health care salaries. Some big company runs the show around here
  11. by   CABGx4
    Pittsburgh is one of the lowest paid markets for health care. What state do you work in?
  12. by   nomadcrna
    Back in 1993, I was moonlighting in Louisiana and Texas.
    More recently has been Texas, Montana, Idaho and Washington.

    If a CRNA is getting $50/hr, make sure they get kissed because they are getting screwed.
  13. by   CABGx4
    I see traveling In my future!

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