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- Nov 3, '12 by goofeegirlQuote from jaznia15I 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!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.
- Nov 3, '12 by jaznia15Quote from goofeegirlThanks 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*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!
- Nov 4, '12 by nursetimUsually, 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.
- Nov 4, '12 by mammac5Bringing 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.