What is the average hourly pay for a FNP - page 3

I live in NJ and work as an RN in a specialtyunit. I'm considering going for the FNP program this fall. I would like to know what is the average pay i could make as a FNP. Also how easy would it be... Read More

  1. by   MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    here's a recent job listing that is where most employers should be in their offers.

    posted sept 12th


    family practice arnp for seattle, washington area

    we are seeking a family nurse practitioner to join a growing family practice group with several locations around the seattle area. this position is on the water about 30-60 minutes from downtown seattle.
    this is an independent position, with rounding on long term senior facility patients in the morning and staffing the family clinic in the afternoons. the facility offers much opportunity for professional growth as you join other nps on staff.
    salary offered is based on hours billed, not billed hours collected! 40 hours per week translates to a salary of $100k. because of the job’s autonomy, 3 to 5 years of experience are required. full benefits are offered, as well as relocation assistance and a production-based bonus structure.
    please send resumes & inquiries to: ty lenz
    health care solutions
    jobs@atopjob.com
    phone: 843-869-0923
    toll free: 888-286-7562
    fax: 810-885-1838

    these people are almost treating us like we are worth something.

    Last edit by MS, APRN, BC, FNP on Sep 14, '06
  2. by   cgfnp
    Quote from ms, aprn, bc, fnp
    here's a recent job listing that is where most employers should be in their offers.

    posted sept 12th


    family practice arnp for seattle, washington area

    we are seeking a family nurse practitioner to join a growing family practice group with several locations around the seattle area. this position is on the water about 30-60 minutes from downtown seattle.
    this is an independent position, with rounding on long term senior facility patients in the morning and staffing the family clinic in the afternoons. the facility offers much opportunity for professional growth as you join other nps on staff.
    salary offered is based on hours billed, not billed hours collected! 40 hours per week translates to a salary of $100k. because of the job's autonomy, 3 to 5 years of experience are required. full benefits are offered, as well as relocation assistance and a production-based bonus structure.
    please send resumes & inquiries to: ty lenz
    health care solutions
    jobs@atopjob.com
    phone: 843-869-0923
    toll free: 888-286-7562
    fax: 810-885-1838

    these people are almost treating us like we are worth something.

    right. these are the advertisements that make the most sense. and, if you are an administration member and are looking for ways to attract np attention, this is how you do it. the hospitals that offer salary in the rn range need to get their head out of their donkeys.

    i was interviewed by one of these $50k/yr hospitals during my last year in grad school, along with all other students in my class. not only did they offer a rediculous salary, they gave me a small teddy bear as a gift. a teddy bear!!! i wondered, how would a physician react if given a teddy bear after interviewing? unbelievable...
  3. by   MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    Quote from cgfnp
    Right. These are the advertisements that make the most sense. And, if you are an administration member and are looking for ways to attract NP attention, this is how you do it. The hospitals that offer salary in the RN range need to get their head out of their donkeys.

    I was interviewed by one of these $50K/yr hospitals during my last year in grad school, along with all other students in my class. Not only did they offer a rediculous salary, they gave me a small teddy bear as a gift. A TEDDY BEAR!!! I wondered, how would a physician react if given a teddy bear after interviewing? Unbelievable...
    It all starts with threads like this that make more and more NPs aware of what they should be expecting and demanding from prospective employers. We as NPs must leave those rapist employers offering 65K high and dry with no NPs to staff their positions.

    .........and if an administrator offered me a Teddy Bear after that salary offer, he would have a hard time explaining to the ER docs/midlevels and his wife how he got a Teddy Bear lodged so deeply in his rectum.
    Last edit by MS, APRN, BC, FNP on Sep 14, '06
  4. by   Cynthia_S
    Thank you so much for that GREAT LAUGH!!!!! OH, how I needed that!

    Your postings are very informative and interesting. I am currently in an Adult track but seriously considering switching over to Family. It is so hard to believe that these docs think the salary is fair. It's all BS, especially since there is a SHORTAGE of primary care doctors and nurses. I wonder when the "supply and demand" theory will smack them right square in the face!

    This whole salary thing really turns me off. I will graduate with my MSN but I am seriously considering going to law school (another 2 years) and getting a JD.
  5. by   MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    Quote from Cynthia_S
    Thank you so much for that GREAT LAUGH!!!!! OH, how I needed that!

    Your postings are very informative and interesting. I am currently in an Adult track but seriously considering switching over to Family. It is so hard to believe that these docs think the salary is fair. It's all BS, especially since there is a SHORTAGE of primary care doctors and nurses. I wonder when the "supply and demand" theory will smack them right square in the face!

    This whole salary thing really turns me off. I will graduate with my MSN but I am seriously considering going to law school (another 2 years) and getting a JD.
    Follow your bliss, do what will bring you the most joy, and the money will come. Though, you might need to relocate to get it. Sometimes it's hard to know what your specialty is when your first starting down the road. Switching to family will allow you to change and specialize in something else later. I work with a PNP, and she must stay in pediatrics with her PNP certification. Being a FNP allows me to be a pediatric primary care provider which I am currently, or I can move on and do something else. I'm not sure I see the advantage of being just a PNP or ANP.

    The good money is out there for NPs so I wouldn't get too discouraged. There are lawyers that make the big money, and lawyers that are chasing ambulances and scraping by. I don't think the big money comes just because your automatically a NP, MD, or lawyer. Like everything else in life, success depends on the individual.
    Last edit by MS, APRN, BC, FNP on Sep 15, '06
  6. by   gauge14iv
    Quote from MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    There are lawyers that make the big money, and lawyers that are chasing ambulances and scraping by. I don't think the big money comes just because your automatically a NP, MD, or lawyer. Like everything else in life, success depends on the individual.
    Very well said - a degree and credentials do not entitle a person - they only open the door for different (not necessarily greater) possibilities. Life - and your career - *IS* what YOU make of it.
  7. by   Cynthia_S
    My school is starting a FNP program in addition to all the other NP programs they offer. I think that one is more marketable having a FNP vs. ANP. being the scope of practice is a bit broader.

    I did some research and found that getting my JD was quicker and cheaper than getting a PhD or DNP. I was a bit shocked.

    Nurses should be more empowered to make their voices heard and not put up with sub-standard pay or treatment. We are the backbone to the healthcare system and as NPs, we are essential team members in the healthcare arena.

    My bliss, I agree with you both in that, you should not let life happen, you should make it happen.

    Thank you both for inspiration.
  8. by   MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    Another Employer that is doing the right thing.

    posted August 8,2006

    Cardiology ARNP

    In XXX, we are seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join a growing cardiology group. This is an independent position, where you will be building your own patient base.
    The facility is medium-sized, offering much opportunity for professional growth as you join other NPs on staff. Office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and your duties will be divided evenly between hospital and office work.
    Salary offered is $70k to $100k DOE, with minimum one year of cardiology job experience required. New NP graduates will be considered only with strong cardiology experience as an RN. Full benefits are offered, as well as relocation assistance and a production-based bonus structure.
    Last edit by sirI on Oct 17, '06
  9. by   Brad_RN_Student_PA
    Quote from ERNP
    over 100K here in TN for base salary.....

    total compensation package around 150K

    There is another perspective.

    Wow! That makes me very interested in going for FNP!
    And Tennessee is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Is that for a clinic or hospital? In other words, do you have a life on top of that wage? Or are you at work more than you are with your family?

    Thanks!
    Brad
  10. by   kb12345
    Hi all,
    I live is Massachusetts and I am a psych np. I make 90,000 a year, salaried. I have been an np for approx. 2 years. Should i be asking for a productivity bonus? What exactly is that and who is entitled?
  11. by   mvanz9999
    Where is pinoyNP? Please weigh in.

    LOL!
  12. by   juan de la cruz
    Kb12345, productivity is a measure of mid-level provider performance. It is usually employer defined and depends on the nature of the particular practice you are in. More common examples of productivity include number of patients seen at a high E&M Code each month. Some NP's receive a monetary amount or a bonus after a mutually agreed target goal is reached between the employer and the NP. This is brought up in the initial contract negotiation but can also be broached during annual evaluations.

    I don't know the day to day activities you have as a Psych NP but all NP's are strongly advised to assess their own practice and come up with performance measures to validate their worth in the practice. This is a must for job security whether you receive a bonus for it or not.

    Should you ask for a productivity bonus? I think it depends on you and the kind of pratice you are engaged in. Many NP's who work in private practice tend to receive productivity bonuses. I work for a hospital where mid-level practitioners do not receive a separate productivity bonus. However, the hospital as a whole awards annual bonuses for all employees if we reach our target revenue for the previous year. The amount is very little. For our part as NP's, we negotiate for annual salary increases based on measures of our productivity independent of the annual salary increase that is mandated by the hospital. Hope this helps.

    P.S. Mvanz, love the avatar!
  13. by   yellow finch
    Some people have mentioned that east coast NPs appear to be offered higher salaries, including one in Georgia. I've only found job listings around $60-85K if any salary is posted at all. I'd be very appreciative of a direction to go in to find the better paying positions as right now I'm only looking at online listings including ones at hospitals. Basically, where are the best places to look for well-paying jobs?

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