Yes, another question about CRNA pay? - page 4
by wannabanrnin2012 59,417 Views | 55 Comments
Hello! I'll be starting my RN program come August with the hope of eventually becoming a CRNA at some point down the line. Earlier today I was talking with a friend of mine whose aunt is a surgical nurse in South Bend, IN. ... Read More
- 1Jan 3, '13 by wtbcrna GuideQuote from bibibiSalaries and benefits make up approximately 65% of expenses. Which makes it the largest expense in the hospital. Different hospital systems will be slightly different, but this is an accepted statistic in US hospitals. http://www.mhalink.org/AM/Template.c...ONTENTID=11241900-1800 cost plus profit, which could be double that (which is great compared to other industries) is fair I think. Although, I still want to know what part of that 30-120 per minute is actually spent on salaries. You have 2 OR techs making 12-15 an hour, Anesthesia making 100-200 an hour, OR nurse making 25-30 an hour, and the surgeon. If you add everyone's salary it is 4 dollars a minute maximum (not including the surgeon). So how do you justify that 30-120 a minute charge being spent mostly on salaries. Most of it is equipment, markups that are not seen in any other industry, and others costs...
And I agree with you, the payment system we have right now is unacceptable. It is unsustainable in the long run.Last edit by wtbcrna on Jan 6, '13
- 0Apr 23 by buzzgturkLocation is everything, one hospital in Nashville starts at $105k, but pays the insurance. No call no holidays no weekends. But they pay time and a half and overtime is offered frequently. Locum work pays more but much more but no benefits or malpractice is paid. If you are willing to move anywhere salaries are as high as $300k, such as a recent job on Gasworks.com in Eagle Pass TX. Look at:
Nurse Anesthetist Salary by State
This will give a good idea what states have higher wages. Also look at:
CNN/Money: Taxes state by state
This will give you a good idea of overall tax burden.
- 0Apr 27 by Screen nameNot sure what is going on in South Bend, but there is an MDA job posting there for 130-150. However, other parts of the state have postings for MDAs up to 600. In contrast, other areas of the state are offering W2 CRNA's up to 220.
As for TN, in a state with one of the most expensive CRNA programs with tuition over 100... to accept a job which compensates only 105 seems ridiculous -- especially when there are MDA job postings in the area for 350+
Again, why would you take a job that pays 1/3 what an MDA is making for providing the same services, level of care and same outcomes? There is somewhere else that will give you just as good of an experience and compensate you competitively.Last edit by Screen name on Apr 27