Another salary question - page 3

by Calibean 6,679 Views | 24 Comments

I am finishing up FNP school in a couple of weeks and the Physician that I am working for has offered me a job. He asked me to give him a start date and what I would like for salary (or what I think I am worth). I told him... Read More


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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll let you know when we get to the end. There is a lot of other things to be considered in the job offers as well and I need to have both of them in front of me to really be able to compare.
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    Quote from IcySageNurse
    I think NP's need to stop accepting such low salaries - it's driving down the salary for everyone else.

    Remember, an NP typically is reimbursed at 85% of a physicians reimbursement. Thus, an NP should make approximately 85% what a physician would be offer - 80,000ish is simply too low considering many RN's make as much and more.
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    I agree and can't imagine working as a NP for what is essentially RN wages. Are they going to bill less for you as a new grad? Didn't think so.

    Why not ask a few NPs what range you can expect? I'm very open to fellow NPs about my rate of pay. It sure wouldn't benefit me to have new NPs coming in willing to work for less than our area's going rate.
    steph.rn likes this.
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    I personally would place a premium on the opportunity to do a paid residency with an experienced physician who is willing to teach, provided I had it in writing that upon completion of the residency I could expect a substantial salary increase.
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    If it is a real residency, than the learner will not be expected to work independently. All of her work product will be reviewed as a teaching opportunity. That means the physician will see all of the patients after she does, they will discuss the case together, etc.

    If she is expected to see patients indepently and bill for them, it isn't a real "residency" and she is being taken advantage of.
    Jules A likes this.
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    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    If it is a real residency, than the learner will not be expected to work independently. All of her work product will be reviewed as a teaching opportunity. That means the physician will see all of the patients after she does, they will discuss the case together, etc.

    If she is expected to see patients indepently and bill for them, it isn't a real "residency" and she is being taken advantage of.
    Agreed and in my experience the actual times spent collaborating will be few and far between. We are always too busy! It is excellent to have an intelligent mentor at your work place but I wouldn't trade that for a decent salary.


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