Is the compensation worth it? - page 2

I'm the sole wage earner in my family. My RN salary is fair by a lot of standards but with a husband, three children (who eat like horses) and one due in 1.5 months...I don't see anything but tight... Read More

  1. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from siri
    For ED call, I make $100/hour.

    Six figure income with excellent benefits. But, as I pointed out above, that was after "selling" myself (you must have a USP) and years of experience.
    By then the kids will be grown and I'll be too old for it to matter anyway.

    That's usually the way the cookie crumbles, though.
  2. by   traumaRUs
    $70 is $70,000 per year.

    The salary itself isn't the issue - its what you can live on that mattters. I live in rural central IL and my pay is very good.
  3. by   ProudGayRN
    Quote from DucatiNP
    Trauma, I took a pay cut from $60 to $41 and I'm starting to think I shouldn't have. Now I feel that even if I move to a 'higher paying job' the next employer will see the $41 and just try to top that. I'll still be behind.

    How did you bargain for it? My current position lowballed me at $37 and I bargained up to $41.

    It sounds like $55 was your company's 'lowball offer', how high did you bargain it?
    The conversation was probably something along the lines of "Here is what I am capable of doing for your company, I need to make this much money or I walk" in nicer terms. What is the worse that can happen? You dont get hired? big deal like you want to take a crap paying job anyway?
  4. by   nursetim
    Quote from traumaRUs
    $70 is $70,000 per year.

    The salary itself isn't the issue - its what you can live on that mattters. I live in rural central IL and my pay is very good.
    For a 2000 hour work year?
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Yes....
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  7. by   jill48
    Motorcyclemama, sounds like a hard decision to make. I hope you figure out what to do and find peace with it. This is one area I can give no advice on. I'm just not sure. Good luck.
  8. by   cgfnp
    Quote from DucatiNP
    Trauma, I took a pay cut from $60 to $41 and I'm starting to think I shouldn't have. Now I feel that even if I move to a 'higher paying job' the next employer will see the $41 and just try to top that. I'll still be behind.

    How did you bargain for it? My current position lowballed me at $37 and I bargained up to $41.

    It sounds like $55 was your company's 'lowball offer', how high did you bargain it?
    You need to laugh at those offers so hospitals/doctors start learning that those are rediculous. Tell them you want a percentage of your billing.

    I'm learning to play the gov't reimbursement game and I'll be in the $300K/yr ballpark soon. You just have to find where the money is and exploit it, unless you did this strictly to practice in a field you enjoy. The way I see it if they're going to take a bigger chunk of my paycheck in taxes, then I'm going to get back at them 10 fold (in a legal way, of course). I just want to make as much as I can in as little time as possible so I can enjoy my family and the things I like to do (golf, fish, hunt, travel, ......)

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