Dr's office nurses

  1. Does any one have any idea what an RN might make working in a physician's clinic?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   deeDawntee
    It depends on what part of the country you are in.

    Check out salary.com, it will give you a general idea.
  4. by   kstec
    In Illinois where I live it depends alot on experience, it starts around 17.00 to 18.00/hr. No weekends, no nights and no holidays are the exchange I take for being a LPN clinic nurse. I even make less than that (alot). You definitely won't get rich being a clinic nurse, but the hours are great if you have a family.
  5. by   RNmom08
    Clinic nurse here in Iowa earns only $14/hr. At the hospital we make $19.44 starting. That is not much if you ask me. Now in minnesota @ mayo I saw some were making $26/hr. Makes me think the 1 hr drive isn't too bad.....
  6. by   Red-Headed LPN
    At the place I work at in PA nurses in a doctor's office start out @ $12.94 regardless of whether you're an RN or LPN. I think it depends on how much experience you have too.
  7. by   jmgrn65
    here in the dayton area it is generally $10 on up, less than the hospital nurse. Around $20 then it also depends on the doctors offices, some may pay more.
  8. by   KJB_65
    Northeast FL. I was offered a job as a Nursing Supervisor in a very large practice for $16/hr. Dr's are so cheap. You aren't going to make decent money in an office. I turned that job down.
  9. by   santhony44
    There are other things than pay and no weekends/holidays to consider.

    One is benefits; many offices don't offer them.

    Another is what the actual hours are, and what you're expected to do. I've seen office/clinic jobs that range from great to miserable when it comes to actual working conditions. I've known of doctors who expect their office staff to do almost everything from making the coffee to writing out scripts to running personal errands to cleaning the bathroom! Others don't. Also, some docs are workaholics whose nurses may need to work until 7 or 8 PM nightly to call in prescriptions, call back patients, and so forth. Other docs are fantastic, thoughtful employers, so it varies a lot.

    I'd suggest looking at hospital-owned clinics, if that's a possibility. Generally the pay is very similar to what the hospital nurses are paid, benefits are available, and working conditions may be better.
  10. by   santhony44
    Oh, and don't forget that some clinics/offices have late hours and/or weekend clinics, too.
  11. by   classicdame
    also depends on what you are doing. If you are shuffling patients around and doing education you may not earn as much as someone who can do tests, procedures or assessments that save the MD valuable time. "Specialists" may pay better. Oncology nurses in my area are probably better paid than general office nurses because they must be certified in chemotherapy meds & therapies.
  12. by   NewRN2008
    OH MY GOSH!!!!

    I cant believe what you are all saying for numbers!! i guess i am glad where i live then, because I/ME made almost $15 as an MA! i know we had an LPN and 2 RN's, and it was a family clinic with 9 doc's and 3 locations. i cannot believe you guys are saying this kinda stuff. very weird to hear. I know at a local hospital that is up-to date on allthe new stuff, the RN's on the acute med surg floor are just over $26 STARTING. pay increase after 6 months, and then each yr for 4 yrs and then your yearly "living expenses" increase.

    sure makes me not want to leave this crappy cold weather and crappy snow we are gonna have coming!!

    Good question on thread!!

    -H-

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