Quote from chyrn
Thanks for your posting. You definitely have given me hope again which i lost after i spoke to a nurse pratitioner. She gave me just about the same range you gave in terms of salary and that really got me discouraged. SHe never mentioned anything about "productivity bonus". Either she does not know about it or she is not able to get it i don't know which one. I just know she is not a new NP so i would think she would know.
Well thanks again.
I am in the southwest, and oddly I'm seeing better salary packages with productivity bonuses listed in states like Georgia (and other east coast states) which are the most restrictive to NPs in what they can do. Our office manager told me what I billed which she wasn't supposed to do, and I was shocked to find out I was billing $55-60,000 a month. I make over 100,000 a year. To determine your worth as an NP, you really need to find out what you bill.
There was a listing in Texas advertising "NPs make what doctors make" and another for an experienced oncology NP that said "Name your price", but the bulk of the offers out there are 60-85,000 which may be fair for a starting NP, but if your competant, productive and independent you should be inquiring about a productivity bonus.
The average wage for a general practice MD is $160,000. There's no reason NP shouldn't at least be making 100,000+. I consult with docs as much as they consult with each other. I don't see that as a reason for employers to pay less. NPs as a whole need to pull their heads out of their butt and get rid of this Mother Teresa attitude and start demanding what they're worth.
I'm almost starting to think the lower wage for NPs is because the NP profession is dominated mostly by women.
It would be good if other NPs here would log on, and list their salaries so this can all be out in the open. I know on the upper end of the scale there are some NPs making around 200,000 according to the stats.