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I did search before posting so see if this topic had been discussed and didn't find much but sorry if this topic has already been discussed. I'm an NP with 3 years experience working in a procedural service in a large teaching trauma I level hospital in the Boston metro area (not one of the big hospitals downtown). My annual reviews have always gone well with lots of positive feedback and praise and when I ask for a raise I always get the same response about why I cannot have a raise. "We have an institution wide pay scale dependent on years of experience that is backed by annual market research done comparing compensation for other institutions in the area." I have been told that compensation in the Boston area is low overall even in the downtown hospitals because the supply is much greater than demand, therefore, hospitals have the advantage. They don't give raises based on individuals personal performance. 

 I feel that my salary at 103K is low for my speciality and years of experience and am discouraged. My job is a combination inpatient/outpatient position. I see patients in clinic, handle inpatient consults, admissions, discharges, rounding, scrubbing as first assist on occasion. I like my job and my specialty but at this point I am realizing in order to increase my income and get the compensation that I feel is appropriate for my work I will have to find another job. 

Does anyone else working in the Boston area have the same experience/understanding of NP compensation? Any feedback or insight would be appreciated. Thank you 

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Numenor has 8 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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You were making 100k in Boston? Man they were scamming you with that COL. Literally a RNs salary...

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Sun1 has 1 years experience and specializes in N/A.

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On 5/27/2020 at 5:57 PM, mrabinov said:

Hello, 

I did search before posting so see if this topic had been discussed and didn't find much but sorry if this topic has already been discussed. I'm an NP with 3 years experience working in a procedural service in a large teaching trauma I level hospital in the Boston metro area (not one of the big hospitals downtown). My annual reviews have always gone well with lots of positive feedback and praise and when I ask for a raise I always get the same response about why I cannot have a raise. "We have an institution wide pay scale dependent on years of experience that is backed by annual market research done comparing compensation for other institutions in the area." I have been told that compensation in the Boston area is low overall even in the downtown hospitals because the supply is much greater than demand, therefore, hospitals have the advantage. They don't give raises based on individuals personal performance. 

 I feel that my salary at 103K is low for my speciality and years of experience and am discouraged. My job is a combination inpatient/outpatient position. I see patients in clinic, handle inpatient consults, admissions, discharges, rounding, scrubbing as first assist on occasion. I like my job and my specialty but at this point I am realizing in order to increase my income and get the compensation that I feel is appropriate for my work I will have to find another job. 

Does anyone else working in the Boston area have the same experience/understanding of NP compensation? Any feedback or insight would be appreciated. Thank you 

What is specialty is this?

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21 minutes ago, Sun1 said:

 

What is specialty is this?

Interventional Neuroradiology

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Sun1 has 1 years experience and specializes in N/A.

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1 hour ago, mrabinov said:

Interventional Neuroradiology

Can I pm you please?

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On 5/29/2020 at 7:00 PM, Sun1 said:

Can I pm you please?

Sure

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FullGlass has 2 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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Why don't you start applying for other jobs?  You don't have to take a new job, but if you got some offers, you'd know for sure the going rate for an NP in Boston in your specialty or a related one.  Good luck

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BostonFNP has 9 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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That's super low. 

Well at least it's new-grad territory...

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babyNP. has 12 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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It sounds like you’re being robbed. If they don’t budge then you need to look elsewhere. I once had a potential employer tell me that it was an honor to work at their institution which is why they paid so much less. Uh huh.

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BCgradnurse has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

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I just got the same response from a Boston hospital, despite having 8 years experience in the particular specialty I was applying for.  They only cared about my total years of practice.  I would think the ability to pretty much hit the ground running would count for something.  There was no flexibility whatsoever. Anyway, I digress...

103K is low for Boston.  You may do better in the suburbs, or in adjoining states.  I make a lot more in RI than I did in MA.  

Best of luck to you.

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