Quote from RNalby
Any actual numbers that you know of? What is the difference in pay from private/no-VA to VA pay? I know they have an insanely tiered system and reailze i will get offered less. I just want an idea of how much less. Like how much are the Np's that you know actually get paid and what would they get paid outside of VA doing the same work? I want to have an actual numerical comparison for someone who is currently working as NP in the VA system.
Again, the metro area factors in on the pay as well. These are figures from actual NP job postings for the same kind of role in the San Francisco/Bay Area:
VA Job Posting: $81,590.00 - $139,136.00/Per Year
My Facility's Job Posting (State-run Medical Center): $120,252 - 155,964/Per Year
Private Sector - don't have figures right now, sorry.
Edit: I did try to find out the salary for a posting at a large medical center in the area (nationally renowned private university with an equally respected large medical center and medical school). Unfortunately their job posting did not show salary, only said it is competitive.
I found a County Health Department NP Opening (they pay ridiculously high around here): $129,324 - 183,092/Per Year