New grade salary

  1. Hello

    I am a new grade NP. RN for 8 years. Just got hired as an NP but haven't received offer yet. Just want to know what is a good salary for a new grad. I live in DC and will be working in DC as well.
    Thank you
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Jules A
    Depends on the specialty. What are your colleagues making? Thats the best indicator. Last I heard DC was paying in around $110,000+ for FNPs. Psych NPs should be in the $150,000+ range.

    Unless they are offering a major orientation and reduced patient load I don't subscribe to the thought that new grads should make less, they aren't billing less for a new grad. When I started it was full load and full pay from day one. Good luck.
  4. by   New NP
    Thank you, I agree. They offered me 100,000 and not happy about it. Will definitely negotiate.
  5. by   WVFNP
    It would also depend on the details of the offer, such as benefits, reimbursement, etc. I am a new grad NP and had a set number in my head that I felt I had to be at. Needless to say, I was offered a job with a physician I did clinical rotations with, she's awesome, but I was not offered my "magical number". However, production has been worked into my contract, which will allow me to make much more than my initial "magical number". So, while my base salary isn't quite where I wanted it to be, I will earn much more than if I would have got what I wanted initially. My point is, look at all things considered within an offer, and don't get hung up on one specific number. There are several ways for us to be paid as practitioners, and you should look at some of these options, be realistic, and do the math to see what works for you and yours. Good luck!!

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