Yes, another question about CRNA pay? - page 2
Hello! I'll be starting my RN program come August with the hope of eventually becoming a CRNA at some point down the line. Earlier today I was talking with a friend of mine whose aunt is a surgical nurse in South Bend, IN. ... Read More
- 1Jul 7, '11 by wtbcrna Guide"What Employment Opportunities Exist for CRNAs?
CRNAs are in demand and therefore have many opportunities for general or specialty practice throughout the United States.
Reflecting the level of responsibility, CRNAs are one of the best paid nursing specialties. The reported average annual salary in 2005 was approximately $160,000."
- 0Jul 7, '11 by manuskoQuote from yankeesrnNo one was talking about the starting pay but rather the average pay. Listen to those like the ones with CRNA behind their names. That "nurse" might know something a little more than a pre-srna.That nurse does not know what she is taling about. Depending on the work setting CRNA's are starting around 120,000 - 130,000 and most places cover malpractice.
- 1Jul 8, '11 by shandsburnRN-CRNAPay definately varies with location like with anything else, so do benefit packages. I work in a relatively rural hospital as a CRNA, my net income for the year is already over $100,000 and the group I work for pays my malpractice/healthcare insurance, I'm a W2 employee through a private anesthesia group that has a contract with the hospital in which I practice. In our group we have contracted CRNA's that are self employeed but contract through the group I work for, they make more $$ gross but are responsible for their own malpractice and healthcare insurance.
A few months ago, gaswork had a listing for Minnesota that would pay to relocate, paid malpractice and healthcare and was starting at $250,000....2 year contract.
- 0Jul 12, '11 by missceceThe overall consensus is the same isn't it? It depends where you live and for whom you work. One thing to take into consideration is whether or not you will ever get a raise. Some starting pays sound impressive, but once you take into account the fact that there is no set raise schedule, it doesn't look so good a couple years in. Benefits such as medical care, educational opportunities, vacation, and retirement, as well as what your schedule will be, are also big factors in determining the "worth" of a job.
To the OP - if your focus on becoming a CRNA is money, you will have a hard time earning the respect of those of us who are in it for the love of the work itself. It doesn't matter how much money you make when those school loans come due, it hurts. Also, we all tend to spend what we earn - meaning: the more you make the more you spend.
Good luck on step ONE, which is to become an RN. Focus on that and really think about whether you like the work itself.