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by Reminisce 18,371 Views | 33 Comments

Do/Can CRNA's make as much as MDA'S, say if I was a CRNA and I was making 150k a year for 3 12's a week, if I worked 60 hours every week (like a md) would I make 300k that year? would they pay me that much overtime? would they... Read More


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    -just realized this IS the CRNA section lol...sorry had a looong day...
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    I really hope I nor my family becomes a patient of yours one day, because if you are just going into the nursing field because of the money, well, you are really going to hate your job and that will affect how you care for your patients...just saying...
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    Salary or hourly pay all depends on where you work. A lot of CRNAs work prn and make about 100/hr on average on top of the normal job. It varies widely though. So, technically it is possible to work enough hours to make 300k a year making the average CRNA salary. The question is why make that kind of money if you have no life d/t always working?...

    I will tell you that pretty much every interview for nurse anesthesia school and most CRNAs you will meet will question you about your motives, and there are a lot of programs that are unlikely to admit you if they think your sole/biggest motivation to become a CRNA is money.

    My personal opinion is that anesthesia would be an awful job if you were just in it for the money.
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    I know CRNAs who admit that they are in it for the money...they are not disappointed. If relatively high financial security and compensation is important to you, CRNA is a great route. I have zero interest in it, but I do not understand why some nurses get so butthurt if a student or pre-nursing student mentions it as a career aspiration. As for your question..well I don't know the answer. There is a CRNA forum, you are likely to get more informed answers there. Best of luck!!
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    oops..didn't realize you did post on the crna forum, thought this was the general discussion, I'm leaving now..
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    Sometimes when you post on the internet, your true intentions don't come thru.

    I'm giving this poster the benefit of the doubt and agree that $300,000 isn't much after taxes. And...if you make $300,000, that puts you in the highest tax bracket and the way things are changing in Washington, you will be taking home significantly less than that.

    Also - it is best to just ignore those posters who don't post what you want to hear. Don't engage them.
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    I think if a person wants to go into a high paying specialty/field because their biggest motivator is money as long as they are going to be good at their job. At the end of the day, the only thing that affects a patient/hospital/co-worker is whether or not you are doing your job well, not whether or not you're in it for the money.
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    You might make 300k, and some CRNAs do work all the time. Not usually how you describe, many CRNAs are salary and work until the work is done. But you can take your time off and pick up extra hours. That is getting harder to come by as more students are graduating, so it's uncertain if that will continue. Then there is health care reform....

    What is the problem with only entering the profession for money? the biggest concern is you won't work to advance the profession because you don't benifit financially. Many CRNAs over the past 120 years have worked hours upon hours to advance the profession, without being paid for it. We wouldn't have the financial opportunities available today without all those people. We need to protect the profession by being mindful of those who are entering.
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    Quote from loveanesthesia
    You might make 300k, and some CRNAs do work all the time. Not usually how you describe, many CRNAs are salary and work until the work is done. But you can take your time off and pick up extra hours. That is getting harder to come by as more students are graduating, so it's uncertain if that will continue. Then there is health care reform....

    What is the problem with only entering the profession for money? the biggest concern is you won't work to advance the profession because you don't benifit financially. Many CRNAs over the past 120 years have worked hours upon hours to advance the profession, without being paid for it. We wouldn't have the financial opportunities available today without all those people. We need to protect the profession by being mindful of those who are entering.
    Nursing.. and that includes from nurses aid to the big hoo ha of the nursing world.. is not a profession that should be sought out just for the money. Because its not that great. You have people's lives in your hands. You need to have a dedication and love for this profession to be successful.
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    Here is how I make extra income. I have one three day a week (12 hr shift) job. This includes one night of call per week. Then I have two side jobs. One independent job at a rural hospital two to three days a month and a relief job covering OB at a hospital on one to two weekend days per month. Will only do this till girls out of college. It is important to balance work schedule to make sure not setting up too many shifts too close as high level of alertness is required for the job. Still $300k is not near my income.
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