Yes, another question about CRNA pay? - page 4

by wannabanrnin2012

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

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    Quote from bibibi
    900-1800 cost plus profit, which could be double that (which is great compared to other industries) is fair I think. Although, I still want to know what part of that 30-120 per minute is actually spent on salaries. You have 2 OR techs making 12-15 an hour, Anesthesia making 100-200 an hour, OR nurse making 25-30 an hour, and the surgeon. If you add everyone's salary it is 4 dollars a minute maximum (not including the surgeon). So how do you justify that 30-120 a minute charge being spent mostly on salaries. Most of it is equipment, markups that are not seen in any other industry, and others costs...

    And I agree with you, the payment system we have right now is unacceptable. It is unsustainable in the long run.
    Salaries and benefits make up approximately 65% of expenses. Which makes it the largest expense in the hospital. Different hospital systems will be slightly different, but this is an accepted statistic in US hospitals.
    Last edit by wtbcrna on Jan 6, '13
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    It's the location. You live in the Bay area where the cost of living is higher and you are working 4 twelves to attain that income.