NP making six figures? - page 4

Hey all, The general salary figure I hear for NPs disappoints me as I'm sure it disappoints the NPs!! I mean an NP providing primary care which includes prescribing medication, diagnosing... Read More

  1. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by MD Terminator
    I will say this. The aveage salary for a Family Medicine PHYSICIAN is 150,00, as per this months Advance for NP's.

    Both the MD I work with AND myself make more than that.

    Dave, who wonders if ya'll thought he lived off his DOCTOR WIFE

    So, basically your are saying the money is in a family np and not say a neonatal np? What I am seying in the money is not in working in a hospital setting?
  2. by   Dave ARNP
    Making the money I do requires alot and I mean ALOT of effort.

    Clinic 8hrs a day, 4hours a day in the hospital doing rounds and inpatient care on the people we've admitted. Plus we're on the schedule for 12hr ER coverage, where doc and myself cover the entire ER for 12, sometimes longer, hours.

    Dollar/hr you would probably make more doing a NNNP or PNP over a FNP. I am certified as both ACNP and FNP. I did a ACNP program as a masters, and then did a FNP post masters.

    Dave
  3. by   adrienurse
    And you're only 29? Holy crap Dave!
  4. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by MD Terminator
    Making the money I do requires alot and I mean ALOT of effort.

    Clinic 8hrs a day, 4hours a day in the hospital doing rounds and inpatient care on the people we've admitted. Plus we're on the schedule for 12hr ER coverage, where doc and myself cover the entire ER for 12, sometimes longer, hours.

    Dollar/hr you would probably make more doing a NNNP or PNP over a FNP. I am certified as both ACNP and FNP. I did a ACNP program as a masters, and then did a FNP post masters.

    Dave


    So your saying nnnp, do make a pretty good salary. I mean I have researched online and all I can get is that np's in general start out at 65,000. But that does not tell me much. I wanted to know if neonatal is at the lower or higher end of np salaries. Not that salary is everything, but I feel I should know about all my options in depth.
  5. by   Dave ARNP
    According to Advance for NP's new 2004 survery, the average salary for NNNP's was 73,796.

    If I recall right you're from HI? Maybe? ::brain freeze::

    Average salary for any NP in HI is 66,658

    Also in the survey snippets section,
    They highest paid salary for a Np who filled out their survey was $165,000. Lowest was 30,000.

    Youngest respondent was 24, oldest 71 and the average age was 43.

    And Adrie, my wife is less than five years older than I am... and makes twice what I do ::growls::

    Dave
  6. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by MD Terminator
    According to Advance for NP's new 2004 survery, the average salary for NNNP's was 73,796.

    If I recall right you're from HI? Maybe? ::brain freeze::

    Average salary for any NP in HI is 66,658

    Also in the survey snippets section,
    They highest paid salary for a Np who filled out their survey was $165,000. Lowest was 30,000.

    Youngest respondent was 24, oldest 71 and the average age was 43.

    And Adrie, my wife is less than five years older than I am... and makes twice what I do ::growls::

    Dave
    I'm in missouri
  7. by   Dave ARNP
    Errroookay. I've lost my mind

    For Missouri you're looking at 67,516

    Dave
  8. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by MD Terminator
    Errroookay. I've lost my mind

    For Missouri you're looking at 67,516

    Dave


    THANKS:roll
  9. by   homeylu2004
    I suggest anyone wanting to make more than 6 figures go into practice for yourself, after spending $20,000 or more in grad school 67,000 is not very much, most adn/rn's could make that by just pulling an extra 10 hours overtime. Also for you students or those thinking about going to grad school for NPN, keep in mind certain areas of the country, that are saturated with NP'S (particularly the north east)- NP's are making the same salary as RN's- as their services are no more in demand than an RN. Everyone is not "private -practice" minded, so incorporating some Health Administration classes in your schedule should allow you to gain the necessary education to run a business for yourself.
  10. by   piper_for_hire
    NPs are no more in demand than RNs?? That's a good thing, isn't it? There certainly seems to be a high demand for RNs!

    -S
  11. by   Dave ARNP
    I would say that's DOUBLE good since that we're also RN's.

    While we may have left the beside, we've not left the title.

    Dave
  12. by   homeylu2004
    RN's only need a minimum of an ASN, NP's need an MSN, You do the tuition math. I'm only speaking to those that feel becoming a NP will "guarantee" them a higher salary, if you're still doing work as a staff nurse, your NP title won't guarantee you anything but more student loans to repay. (Again that's only in certain areas)... while RN's are in high demand, there is NOT necessarrily a high demand for mid level practioner's. For example, try monster.com, select all states...... type in nuser- over 5,000 jobs across the country. Then type in nurse practioner- 18 jobs across the country.... doesnt take a brain suregeon to see there is not a high demand for that title.
  13. by   piper_for_hire
    I searched on Monster.com for nurse practitioner and I found more than 350 jobs. However, I don't think monster is a very good source for finding nursing jobs.

    I'm not trying to say that there isn't less of a demand for NPs as compared to RNs - but what I'm saying is that there certainly seems to be a high enough demand.

    Frankly, there doesn't seem to be any profession these days that has as high a demand as nursing does.

    -S

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