Salary and Negotiation - page 6

I know this has been a thread before, but let's have an updated conversation now that we are in 2017. I am posting this as I am a soon-to-graduate NP student and because I am a female. Nursing is... Read More

  1. by   TheOldGuy
    You're always in a stronger position before you say yes. $85 per hour isn't bad. That's over $170k per yr. I would take that and later look to earn that or more with benefits.
  2. by   googs
    OK. and I have over 2 years of experience as an NP as well. I also have 5 years of RN experience before that in the ED. Hopefully that helps. So I can go in asking for 175k?? I know in my practice, the IM docs start at 208k, and we are a part of a huge Catholic nationwide healthcare organization, which owns our hospital that has a Multi specialty group with several practices.
  3. by   googs
    So you're a brand new grad and negotiated 108k and what is the RVU structure like? It is family medicine? How did you do the portfolio and how would I do the portfolio with my current practice? The problem is we aren't busy here. I COULD see a lot of patients and I do a lot of procedures too, as I'm in urgent care as well, but we don't have the volume here. If the volume was here, I could easily handle it
  4. by   googs
    Also, a large hospital gave you student loan repayment? Where are you located? No one offers that here. Was that something that they weren't offering but then gave you for a certain amount of service?
  5. by   nursenikki1010
    Yes I am brand new. I hadn't even tested or become licensed when I was hired. I expect to see approximately 15-20 patients a day (mostly 20, maybe more if I like), do a few procedures here and there, and my RVU bonus is $30/wRVU over the median I produce. If I were seeing what I saw as a student (which I expect to see more) I would make about 40k above my guaranteed salary of 100k. But we do have the volume. The clinic I am at is bursting at the seams. Also, in my state NPs just got the go ahead to do in office vasectomies. So, I am doing CME and working with a provider in the office who does them to get a certification. He is going to retire soon enough and I will probably pick those up. Those bill very nicely.
    Last edit by nursenikki1010 on Mar 20
  6. by   nursenikki1010
    Quote from googs
    Also, a large hospital gave you student loan repayment? Where are you located? No one offers that here. Was that something that they weren't offering but then gave you for a certain amount of service?
    Yes, they did. 40,000 over two years. They area national company too. They have hospitals and clinics in 6 states. It is not a government payback kind of situation. It is from them. We do not have a provider shortage where I am from. We have two medical schools here and three NP schools.
  7. by   googs
    Wow! What state? You're in urology then, since you're doing vasectomies?
  8. by   nursenikki1010
    Quote from googs
    Wow! What state? You're in urology then, since you're doing vasectomies?
    Oregon. Nope, not urology, family practice. Old school MDs in family practice still do vasectomies here and FNP scope in Oregon allows it. I am not doing them yet, I am working on getting CME, assisting the provider, then doing supervised practice, then certification. It will be a while, 1 or more years until I'll be ready for vasectomies, but once I am that will add a lot to what I bill.
  9. by   flipper628
    The hospital system that just hired me offered loan repayment but I was lucky enough to make it through grad school on tuition reimbursement and then landed a grad assistant position. I'm in the NE.
  10. by   googs
    That's awesome. I'm in CT, where are you?
  11. by   flipper628
    PA, an hour outside of Philly.
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  13. by   SongofaNurse
    Quote from TheOldGuy
    California
    3 1/2 yrs
    Salary: $220k - 40 hrs/week
    Benefits: 3 wks PTO, 1 wk CME, 401k w/match, insurance, 10 holidays
    Tips: Forget what other NPs are making. Have high productivity. Know how much you are generating in revenue. Negotiate based on what MDs are getting paid - start with 85% of MD pay.
    what did you make as a new grad? Any tips for negotiation?

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