What is your take home?

  1. 4 Hi everyone. I'm curious as to see what an actual paycheck (before taxes) looks like from an NP. I find salary websites to be not very helpful. So,

    What type NP are you?
    Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice?
    Are you independent or in a group?
    How many years experience?
    What is your before tax paycheck amount?
    Monthly or bi-weekly?
    Salary/hourly/other(explain)?
    Avg hours on check?
    What are the perks of your contract? (ie. PTO/vacation/bonuses)

    I know this is very personal, but if you are able to provide input, I would appreciate it! I'm mainly interested also to see after the gov/operational costs etc have taken their share, how much are you left with?
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  3. Visit  hik9258} profile page

    About hik9258

    From 'North Carolina'; Joined Oct '12; Posts: 50; Likes: 25.

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  4. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP} profile page
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    • What type NP are you? FNP
    • Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice? Urban
    • Are you independent or in a group? Independent inside a consortium
    • How many years experience? 5
    • What is your before tax paycheck amount? varies with revenue production the previous month
    • Monthly or bi-weekly? monthly
    • Salary/hourly/other(explain)? salary
    • Avg hours on check? n/a
    • What are the perks of your contract? (ie. PTO/vacation/bonuses) RVU bonus, pt satisfaction bonus, HCC bonus, meaningful use bonus. $2,500 annual education allowance. 1 week education time. 3 weeks vacation. 10 sick days that cash out at years end if unused. All licensing fees paid.
    Candimk2 likes this.
  5. Visit  midwestFNP} profile page
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    What type NP are you? FNP
    Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice? Rural family practice/urgent care with attached dental clinic (20 minutes away from the 3rd largest city in the state)
    Are you independent or in a group? Group
    How many years experience? 6 months as NP, 5 years as RN
    What is your before tax paycheck amount? between $3K and $3,500
    Monthly or bi-weekly? bi-weekly
    Salary/hourly/other(explain)? hourly
    Avg hours on check? 40-45
    What are the perks of your contract? (ie. PTO/vacation/bonuses) $2K annual education allowance, 5 paid days for education time,paid memberships to one local and one national NP organization, NHSC eligible site for student loan reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, uniform reimbursement, retirement plan, 3 weeks vacation to start, all licensing fees and malpractice paid by employer, bi-weekly production bonuses on the opposite week of payroll checks, free medical and dental services at the clinic for myself and my family
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  6. Visit  juan de la cruz} profile page
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    Type of NP: ACNP
    Rural or Urban: urban, large academic medical center
    Independent or Group: ICU group in a state where physician-NP collaboration is required
    Years of Experience: 10 as an NP, over 20 including RN
    Before Tax Pay: between 150-200K base per year
    Monthly or Bi-weekly: bi-weekly
    Salary/Hourly: hourly
    Average hours per check: 72 bi-weekly for base pay, overtime for anything over
    Perks: state pension plan, 403B, full medical/dental/vision, PTO accrual, tuition discount up to 75% at affiliated university, malpractice coverage, educational discounts at affiliated school of medicine and nursing, overtime/shift differential/holiday pay, etc.
    Candimk2, tblackstockrn, MowbrayRN, and 2 others like this.
  7. Visit  nomadcrna} profile page
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    • What type NP are you? FNP/CRNA
    • Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice? Rural
    • Are you independent or in a group? Independent
    • How many years experience? 22
    • What is your before tax paycheck amount? $165k per year
    • Monthly or bi-weekly? Biweekly
    • Salary/hourly/other(explain)? salary
    • Avg hours on check? Usually average 35 hours a week
    • What are the perks of your contract? (ie. PTO/vacation/bonuses) 3500 cme, 10 day cme, 2% yearly bonus, 1500 license fees, 23 days PTO, malpractice reimbursement, full medical/dental/vision, retirement with matching, vested after 5 years.
    BeautynBrains_RN and ShannonRN09 like this.
  8. Visit  ShannonRN09} profile page
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    Wow, those salaries are fantastic! I've typically seen $80,000 to $105,000 in the ads around here (San Antonio, Texas).
  9. Visit  FNP2B1} profile page
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    What type NP are you? Family but currently do geriatrics/house calls
    Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice? San Diego, California
    Are you independent or in a group?independent contractor within a small group
    How many years experience? 2
    What is your before tax paycheck amount? $180,000 this year projected
    Monthly or bi-weekly? biweekly
    Salary/hourly/other(explain)? average 30-35 hours a week plus once a month on call for pager
    Avg hours on check? 30-35, i get paid 51% of gross revenues that I bring into the practice, not hourly based
    What are the perks of your contract? (ie. PTO/vacation/bonuses) the group pays for half of my health insurance premium and a have a medical assistant that drives me to appointments in a company provided vehicle
    shauntil07, ICUman, KbmRN, and 6 others like this.
  10. Visit  Glycerine82} profile page
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    Good lord I am going into the wrong area.....
  11. Visit  TX RN} profile page
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    Quote from hik9258
    Hi everyone. I'm curious as to see what an actual paycheck (before taxes) looks like from an NP. I find salary websites to be not very helpful. So,

    What type NP are you? ACNP
    Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice? urban
    Are you independent or in a group? Employed by group AND have a collaborative solo practice.
    How many years experience? 4
    What is your before tax paycheck amount? None of your business. :P
    Monthly or bi-weekly? Monthly or bi-weekly, same as above. :P
    Salary/hourly/other(explain)? All of the above.
    Avg hours on check? Think encounters. Forget thinking of hours.
    What are the perks of your contract? (ie. PTO/vacation/bonuses)
    Advanced practice is it's own reward. Trust me, it's awesome.

    I know this is very personal, but if you are able to provide input, I would appreciate it! I'm mainly interested also to see after the gov/operational costs etc have taken their share, how much are you left with?
    Wow, I am amazed at the meaningful contributions here. The willingness of this community's members to put their personal business out there is awesome.
    I can't say my response is either.
    I would more than likely respond more plainly in a PM. But I have in the past posted some very personal figures.

    I feel like this topic has been covered way too many times now. Hit the search button man.
    heartsgal likes this.
  12. Visit  nomadcrna} profile page
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    I think that getting this info out there will only help NPs. To many NPs accept whatever is offered which is usually way below what they bring into the practice.
    Nursing girl28, ICUman, JrRnNycole, and 12 others like this.
  13. Visit  hik9258} profile page
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    Quote from TX RN

    Wow, I am amazed at the meaningful contributions here. The willingness of this community's members to put their personal business out there is awesome.
    I can't say my response is either.
    I would more than likely respond more plainly in a PM. But I have in the past posted some very personal figures.

    I feel like this topic has been covered way too many times now. Hit the search button man.
    Using the search bar for something such as this isn't as effective with a volatile field and economy, this data frequently changes. And I agree, it puts the info out there so that others can know what to expect and negotiate in their Job.
    Candimk2, Nursetonp, WannabeaFNP, and 2 others like this.
  14. Visit  FuturFNP} profile page
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    I totally agree, this is one of the most beneficial methods of collaboration in a profession that is developing rapidly. Threads such as this can only help. How in the world can it hurt? The personal information is limited to say the least.
    ICUman, JrRnNycole, Nursetonp, and 3 others like this.
  15. Visit  TX RN} profile page
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    Quote from hik9258
    Using the search bar for something such as this isn't as effective with a volatile field and economy, this data frequently changes. And I agree, it puts the info out there so that others can know what to expect and negotiate in their Job.
    Hope no one here was offended by my post, it was really meant to be taken lightly.

    Nevertheless, this topic has been covered extensively. And having been in the profession a few years now, No, it's not what I consider volatile. And the salary data does not change much at all.

    I do think this helps new NP's entering the field. The more you know the better you can certainly negotiate. But I think a local and regional search of salaries would be more beneficial to you in processing the numbers people report. For example, some of the responders live in California, others the east coast, and myself the southwest. Very different regions with very different "VALUE" in what that take home salary actually translates to.

    Again, no harm intended on my part. Just putting my 2 cents out there.
    BSNRN2010 likes this.


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