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salary?:facepalm: I have phone interview for a promising opportunity, even though it wont be available right away. I dont feel comfortable asking about salary range at this point...am I right to... Read More

  1. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
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    Quote from goofeegirl
    Juan... what city, state are you in? I've never seen salaries that high around this part of Atlanta! Is the cost of living really high where you are?
    It is expensive to live here. Next to NY, San Francisco probably has the highest cost of living. BTW, RN's also have higher salaries here, new grads start at $50/hr.
  2. Visit  myelin profile page
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    woah. I didn't realize NPs were paid so well around here (I know that RNs are). I wonder what PMHNPs make in the bay area.
  3. Visit  harmonizer profile page
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    Quote from myelin
    woah. I didn't realize NPs were paid so well around here (I know that RNs are).
    Don't forget cost of living (>$2000/month rent) & 9.5% income tax. There is no income tax in WA. I would want to that much or more for high cost of living.
  4. Visit  kevagonia profile page
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    The salary may be brought up at the end of the second interview if it is not brought up first by the interviewer. This is pretty customary. It's also fair in some occasions to let them know up front what your salary requirements are, and not vise versa.
    -K
  5. Visit  nitasarn profile page
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    Thanks all, i keep trying to update this post but sometimes it just doesnt show. I did the interview and they ended up asking me what salary range was i looking at.So i told then the high range and said its negotiable. But then they asked me what i was currently making and my thought is why does that matter!!! This a different role, more accountability and responsibility..anyways we'll see.
  6. Visit  jaznia15 profile page
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    I am not an NP yet but I sure hate it when I do become one. Since I am in school full time, I have a PRN position and have gotten plenty of hours which has put my salary probably above the average RN in GA. But of course this is including the fact that the hours are not guaranteed and that I have no benefits. I have become used to my paycheck (which is never a good thing), but my dream job would offer me normal hours (mon-Friday 8AM to 5PM) with no weekends and no on call time at all. My low range would be 75K and my high would be 85K just starting out. I think that's reasonable for my area especially with those hours and benefits. I'm always nervous when it comes to negoiating, knowing me I'd probably throw 95k out there just to see if the company bites. Of course you wouldn't want to scare em away either. Salary is important to me because I am a single mother, but "mother" friendly hours are a high priority for me as well. I guess it just depends on a person's priorities. Hours and benefits would probably rank high on my list over salary unless they were quoting a ridiculous number.
  7. Visit  goofeegirl profile page
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    Quote from juan de la cruz
    It is expensive to live here. Next to NY, San Francisco probably has the highest cost of living. BTW, RN's also have higher salaries here, new grads start at $50/hr.
    Oh, San Francisco. I see why you're getting the good salaries.

    Speaking of NYC, I was suprised to see how low the salaries were. I was thinking of relocating but the quotes were the same I'm making here in Atlanta or lower and decided not to move.
  8. Visit  goofeegirl profile page
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    Quote from jaznia15
    I am not an NP yet but I sure hate it when I do become one. Since I am in school full time, I have a PRN position and have gotten plenty of hours which has put my salary probably above the average RN in GA. But of course this is including the fact that the hours are not guaranteed and that I have no benefits. I have become used to my paycheck (which is never a good thing), but my dream job would offer me normal hours (mon-Friday 8AM to 5PM) with no weekends and no on call time at all. My low range would be 75K and my high would be 85K just starting out. I think that's reasonable for my area especially with those hours and benefits. I'm always nervous when it comes to negoiating, knowing me I'd probably throw 95k out there just to see if the company bites. Of course you wouldn't want to scare em away either. Salary is important to me because I am a single mother, but "mother" friendly hours are a high priority for me as well. I guess it just depends on a person's priorities. Hours and benefits would probably rank high on my list over salary unless they were quoting a ridiculous number.
    I live in Atlanta and your low and high rates are very appropriate for a new grad. I got a job straight out of NP school with no call, no weekends and it fell right in that range. I now make much more and still don't have weekends or call. It comes with experience and negotiating skills. Good luck!
  9. Visit  jaznia15 profile page
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    Quote from goofeegirl
    I live in Atlanta and your low and high rates are very appropriate for a new grad. I got a job straight out of NP school with no call, no weekends and it fell right in that range. I now make much more and still don't have weekends or call. It comes with experience and negotiating skills. Good luck!
    Thanks so much for your reply, I plan on relocating to Atlanta after I graduate and have yet to find someone to give me advice for that area. I feel more confident now when it comes to negoiating for a job in the ATL. Its also nice to hear that you have a job with no on call or weekends *sigh of relief*
  10. Visit  nursetim profile page
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    Usually, if it hasn't been brought up before which it usually is, I bring it up after an offer has been made. Ask how much your physician counter part is making and start at 3/4, but don't go below half. ER docs in ABQ are being offered $200/hr with malpractice with tail coverage. This likely has no other benefits associated with this rate.
  11. Visit  mammac5 profile page
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    Bringing up the subject of salary early on in the interview process may eliminate you from future interviews. The fact is, an employer wants to see that potential employees have enthusiam for the work itself, their particular patient population, the community, etc. They want to guage whether the applicant will be a good fit for their particular environment - will you fit in and are you someone they want to work with everyday. This is your opportunity to ask questions to determine whether you want to be considered for the position based on the work, population, culture, etc. It's not time to talk money yet.

    In my opinion the applicant's asking about salary, rather than waiting for it to be mentioned by the interviewer, says one of two things to me: This person isn't as interested in the work itself as he/she is in pay, OR, this person is so desperate for money that he/she cannot even consider the job unless the pay is high enough. Even if both of these are true in your particular case, that's not the impression you want to give a potential employer.

    Now, the caveat would be that if they string you along for one screening/phone interview, one indepth interview, and then mention a third meeting with potential peers or the like then I would probably say something along the lines of, "Are you able to share a potential salary range with me at this point in the process?" I work for a hospital system and the physician who wanted to hire me and mentioned what my pay would be got into a bit of trouble since she is not really "allowed" to discuss that and is supposed to wait until HR contacts the applicants with an offer based on eduation, experience, specialty, etc.


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