Salaries

  1. I have a friend who, I've heard, got an offer to start off, right out of school, making over $200,000 !!! This is GREAT !!! Has anyone else heard of offers like this ???



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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   TexasCRNA
    You will earn every dollar!!
  4. by   u-r-sleeepy
    Yes!

    Two of our older classmates were already under contract with an anesthesia group while in school. They received ?!? all school/book/etc. costs plus like $1k/month during the program. The good thing is they had the option of having their contract bought out (at a considerable profit on the Anes Group's part!) if they didn't want to follow through. Toward the end of their SRNA program - they EACH were bought out. I would estimate that with school costs $35k, another $27k stipend + $15k "Penalty" = around $77k plus - they signed contracts for $200k/year EACH!

    Hehehehe!!! That will buy a few toys and pay a few bills!

    Is it a "horrible place"? Doesn't sound like it! What I am scratching my head over is how some states seem to get away paying CRNAs $80-100k/year. What's going on there? Is it more of the dominance of MDAs having basically gobbled up the territory and controlling the market? The $$$$ is a topic I would like to get around to eventually discussing on this board. Perhaps when I have more time to put my thoughts together in a decent post.
  5. by   u-r-sleeepy
    PS I was offered the same contract by the above mentioned anesthesia group but turned it down as I didn't want to be potentially "stuck" with said group for the time they required nor did I want to have to take my chances trying to come up with the $$$ to buy my own way out of the deal.

    Also, there are a number of offers out there over $200k right now IF you know where to look. I am currently staring at one such proposal sent to me directly by the group. Part of my challenge is trying to figure out how to visit IN PERSON each and every decent looking offer and to "check them out" and the area the best I can before making a decision. I have also decided that I am in NO RUSH!
  6. by   kmchugh
    Where were these guys offered 200K? What are the benefits. I've only run into offers at that salary with travel groups. There were no benefits.

    Kevin McHugh
  7. by   CRHSrn
    The $200,000+/yr salaries include things such as; paid insurance, 5 weeks paid vacation/yr, etc. I believed the ACTUAL income is around $160,00-$180,000/yr. You could STILL buy a few toys and pay a few bills w/ that kind of money !!!
  8. by   rexhuber
    I would appreciate knowing the group name, city and state that is offering this as well as the group offering the school stipend/financing either in this public forum or by private email. Thanks,

    Rex
  9. by   Qwiigley
    Someone above asked "where are these groups?" "There are areas that MDAs have the market cornered" etc.
    From what I have been able to determine and what I have been told in school, there is a bigger need for CRNAs in rural areas. Bigger cities and nicer (warmer) cities have all of the MDAs that they need. (Not really, but they rule the roost). Los Angeles, altho not poor in $$$ pays only about 140,000 /yr for new grad CRNAs. Most only offer 5- 8 hour days. and call every 6 weeks. Looks around the country... I believe the pay is better in more rural areas where we are needed more.
    Heard a rumor that over 50% of the MDAs in the WORLD are located in So. Cal.!!! If that is true, I'm movin'!
  10. by   peachsncrem29
    HI how do u go about being a SRNA OR MDA??????????? PLEASE TELL ME
  11. by   meandragonbrett
    Peachs,
    Go and read the FAQ that is the very first post on the board. Then come back and ask questions.

    welcome to the board!
    Brett
  12. by   Rhon1991
    Yes, I too, would like to know how these MDA groups choose who they contract and put through school or do they somehow approach those already in CRNA school?
  13. by   loisane
    Rhon,

    It works both ways. Everyone who hires CRNAs are constantly recruiting students.

    But many already have contracts with groups that they have planned to work for all along, before even getting into school.

    If you plan to "come back home" after graduation, contact the anesthesia providers in your area. Many times they would be very interested in sponsering you.

    The pros and cons of committing to a job before graduation have been discussed on other threads here previously.

    loisane crna

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