Yes, another question about CRNA pay? - page 4

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... Read More

  1. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from buzzgturk
    Is it off by being too low or too high?
    Too low.
  2. Visit  chillnurse profile page
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    i used to live in TN. totally flooded with crnas. just move to where it pays better. God forbid having to move for a job. I mean its 2014. Learn to be mobile. Ive moved all over the place out of necessity.
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  3. Visit  Screen name profile page
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    What if the experience is good. What if you can't find another. What if you have to move. What if... Not a fun way to live life.

    What if you could make great money, have great benefits, be close to family, have tons of vacation and get great experience. That's crazy talk isn't it...

    NP's are starting out more than 105. Air traffic controllers are doing better than that - and basically the same thing right? Sitting all day in a cool room. Long periods of boredom with the occasional butt clinch. Lives in your hands. No call either.
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  4. Visit  mammothsnw profile page
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    It all depends on where you live, how hard you want to work, and what type of practice you are in. My main job is with a private group in Cincinnati (not a bad city but definitely would not put it in the highly desirable bracket) My malpractice is covered by the group and base salary plus 2 - 3 days per month of call is 190K. The group also pays 100% of medical premiums and contributes to an HSA, continuing education, and a cafeteria plan. I also moonlight as an independent contractor at some plastic and GI centers 2-3 days a month and make roughly another 30-40k /year doing that. If i didn't take call and didn't moonlight it would about 150K which is probably average across most states. I also have friends in rural wyoming making 300k + per year and friends in Colorado making 110K. I dont believe the person who said they were making 105 in indiana...its a pretty crna unfriendly state but I know people there making 150 -180's depending on the area. All that being said I would not recommend this job to anyone doing it for the money. There are plenty of jobs out there where you can make better money with less stress. Plus with Obamacare I doubt our incomes will stay where they are and if they do roughly 40-50% will be taken in taxes anyway.
  5. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Approximately 170K, per the AANA, is annual median salary for CRNAs.
  6. Visit  Badandy538 profile page
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    Quote from mammothsnw
    ...I would not recommend this job to anyone doing it for the money. There are plenty of jobs out there where you can make better money with less stress...
    Hello.
    Just curious.You say plenty of jobs, can you elaborate?...thanks.
  7. Visit  GM2RN profile page
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    Quote from Screen name
    What if the experience is good. What if you can't find another. What if you have to move. What if... Not a fun way to live life.

    What if you could make great money, have great benefits, be close to family, have tons of vacation and get great experience. That's crazy talk isn't it...

    NP's are starting out more than 105. Air traffic controllers are doing better than that - and basically the same thing right? Sitting all day in a cool room. Long periods of boredom with the occasional butt clinch. Lives in your hands. No call either.

    I'm not a CRNA so I have no dog in this fight, so to speak. I just thought I'd provide some information and perspective regarding NPs. My sister is an NP and I look at job postings all the time for the hospitals in my area. NPs here don't get anywhere near $105/hr. New NPs are offered in the $30-$40 range. My sister makes approximately $50/hr (not sure the exact amount) and she has several years of experience. I live in the northern Midwest, not the south as you might expect with such low wages.

    Added: I just realized that you must have meant $105/year, which is somewhat more reasonable. But new NPs still fall $20-$40K short of that. I make more than that as an RN.
    Last edit by GM2RN on May 7, '14
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    Quote from Badandy538
    Hello.
    Just curious.You say plenty of jobs, can you elaborate?...thanks.
    Air traffic controller
    Petroleum engineer
    Network/ IT manager
    Real estate broker
    Investors
    Certified landman
    The master tech / shop foreman at Infiniti (where I worked before nursing) made 6 figures.

    Every job has a certain amount of stress.
  9. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from GM2RN
    I'm not a CRNA so I have no dog in this fight, so to speak. I just thought I'd provide some information and perspective regarding NPs. My sister is an NP and I look at job postings all the time for the hospitals in my area. NPs here don't get anywhere near $105/hr. New NPs are offered in the $30-$40 range. My sister makes approximately $50/hr (not sure the exact amount) and she has several years of experience. I live in the northern Midwest, not the south as you might expect with such low wages.

    Added: I just realized that you must have meant $105/year, which is somewhat more reasonable. But new NPs still fall $20-$40K short of that. I make more than that as an RN.
    I am not sure how this is even applicable to CRNAs at all.
  10. Visit  GM2RN profile page
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    Quote from GM2RN
    I'm not a CRNA so I have no dog in this fight, so to speak. I just thought I'd provide some information and perspective regarding NPs. My sister is an NP and I look at job postings all the time for the hospitals in my area. NPs here don't get anywhere near $105/hr. New NPs are offered in the $30-$40 range. My sister makes approximately $50/hr (not sure the exact amount) and she has several years of experience. I live in the northern Midwest, not the south as you might expect with such low wages.

    Added: I just realized that you must have meant $105/year, which is somewhat more reasonable. But new NPs still fall $20-$40K short of that. I make more than that as an RN.

    It may not be, but I was responding to someone else's comment, so you'd need to ask him.
  11. Visit  buzzgturk profile page
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    This is a pdf of a spreadsheet I compiled with CRNA salary data as well as Tax and cost of living analysis for every state.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ejgnwfu6zd...ary%20data.pdf
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    Damn... that's pretty informative.
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    Quote from buzzgturk
    This is a pdf of a spreadsheet I compiled with CRNA salary data as well as Tax and cost of living analysis for every state.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ejgnwfu6zd...ary%20data.pdf
    This took a lot of work to do, but I know at least for Alaska that it is inaccurate at least for salaries. The cost of living is also skewed with most of that cost being d/t housing.
    The most accurate information on CRNA salaries is probably going to come from the AANA annual salary survey report.
    I am wondering if the data is flawed on CRNAs from the Bureau of Labor because a significant portion of CRNAs work as independent contractors/1099.

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