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This is a discussion on How much are ACLS instructors paid? in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... I am an RN and my partner has a business where he offers ACLS/BLS/PALS courses to large groups...by ProfessionaltravelRN Mar 20, '11I am an RN and my partner has a business where he offers ACLS/BLS/PALS courses to large groups including the large group of physicians and CRNAs he works with. As he teaches large groups, he has assistants which consist of RNs assist him in teaching.
I am curious what the going rate is for instructors specifically for ACLS/BLS/PALS is. Are they paid hourly or per course? I am not really looking for what the yearly salary is for an instructor, but rather what the rate of pay is for a course or the hourly pay - whichever applies to each individual.
Please also state what part of the country you live in, as I want to get an idea of what the pay scales are in different areas. I am doing this research to help him to realize what he should be paying these instructors.
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- Mar 20, '11 by highlandlass1592ACLS instructor, with the training center I was affiliated with, around $30 hour. But didn't always amount to much time, maybe 4-6 hours total as some parts can be taught with only one or two people, until you get to the megacode section. Now if you'd teaching a large group, like 200 med students, you may get more do to the time spent there. Thats here in southern Michigan
- Mar 20, '11 by diane227When I was an instructor I was never paid. And even if I had been, the prep work is not worth it.
- Mar 20, '11 by TravelinCENNo less than $30 for me, unless I am working for a charity. Then I will go as low as $18.00.
Basically, you get what you pay for. Max pay=max performance. (That's what they told me when I bought my Audi anyway!)
- Mar 20, '11 by NPinWCHWe paid our instructors $30/hr.
- Mar 21, '11 by resumecpr$250 per student per class. That includes breakfast and lunch (we taught at a restaurant)
- Mar 21, '11 by RNextraordinareHere in Chicago BLS classes I get paid 20-22$ an hour. ACLS classes 24-30$ an hour. If you can market yourself effectivley and either buy the necessary equipment or know someone who trust you and will let you use their equipment for a class you can set up a class and per AHA by youself certify 8 people in a day say your doing just renewals for 7-8 hour class and charge each person 130-190$ for the class you do the math. hope that helps!
- Mar 21, '11 by Esme12They get paid? Well I'll be da--ed
- Mar 21, '11 by ProfessionaltravelRNThanks everyone for your replies. For those of you who aren't getting paid, that is just NOT right!
The reason I posted the question is because my partner is paying his instructors an astronomically large amount of money. They are renewing a large group of people and the course lasts no more than 4 hours and he is paying all of his instructors a minimum of $400 for each course they assist him with. I feel that he is overpaying them and I think it is ridiculous. There is one guy who works for him and he paid him $1500 for teaching a one day 8 hour course! He is too generous, and I feel he is easily taken advantage of. Your answers will help me explain to him that he is overpaying them!
Another question for you all: If he paid a few of the nurses $400 for this 3.5-4 hour ACLS renewal in the past, how hard would it be for him to decrease the amount he pays them now? I am suggesting to him that he should cut their pay to $300 dollars, but he is going to do what he wants. I think he is afraid of them complaining. But why should they complain when they are still going to be heavily overpaid even with a cut?
PLEASE give me your opinions!
- Mar 21, '11 by ArgoI would want $600 for a day spent teaching a group. If he has 1 instructor for 6 students being charged $250/each for the class. He still makes quite a hefty profit. If I go to work on a weekend I make about $75/hr with shift diffs and ot. For those people they are only getting $400 for 8 hours or $50/hr. Ill pass on that....