How much does a CRNA really make? - page 4

Would like to know what a CRNA really makes. Are you in a group, working for a hospital, or working for a doctor. What is the most profitable, group vs. hosp. Does this vary from state to state? How... Read More

  1. by   kenmartins
    Quote from nomadcrna
    Back in 1993, I was moonlighting in Louisiana and Texas.
    More recently has been Texas, Montana, Idaho and Washington.

    If a CRNA is getting $50/hr, make sure they get kissed because they are getting screwed.
    I made $62/hr as an ICU nurse in Santa Clara, CA just a few months ago before i started CRNA school. $50/hr for a CRNA, very funny!!
  2. by   nomadcrna
    I made 30 an hour as an ICU nurse doing locums, nights/weekend back in the early 80s. They sure were long 12 hr shifts.
    The last spot I had was a 2 week on and 2 week off gig for $170k. My two weeks on were not busy, many times I had no cases and stayed home or whatever. As long as I could respond within 30min for OB or emergencies.
    So the hourly pay is not really comparing apples to apples anyway. It is a whole different life.
  3. by   CABGx4
    I have heard that CA pays way more than other parts of the country. Pittsburgh is unfortunately low in pay. It's cheap to live here but still...I was shocked when I was told that as well.