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Alicia777

Alicia777, MSN, NP

Specializes in Surgery. 321 Posts

Boston suburb hospital.
Updated numbers… I think I posted on here a couple years ago. I have 8 years NP experience. RN since ‘99.

$151K. Full time. Surgical NP. First assisting, seeing consults in the ER and on the floor.

-PTO, 4% matching 403B contributions, Full benefits, time and a half over 40 hours. CME credit has been on hold since Covid.

JWEMT

JWEMT

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 2 years experience. 169 Posts

New grad. Hospital medicine. 127k starting 5 weeks vacation, 8 holiday, 2 weeks cme 2500$, sick days, 1 week conference. Full medical benefits, pension. 3% annual raise. Work 3 days a week. 

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Sun1

Sun1

Specializes in N/A. Has 3 years experience. 136 Posts

On 7/17/2021 at 7:29 PM, Riburn3 said:

Thanks.  I had to crawl through the muck before I got this job, working for a large volume practice, seeing 30+ patients a day all over a decently sized city, and barely was scratching 6 figures.  It prepared me very well for my job, but it's proof that experience pays off.  I would have never landed my current gig as a new NP, and it's important to remember for new NP's out there, that their starting pay out of school will most certainly not be what you are making down the road.  Even in saturated markets, practice groups and larger companies will pay for experience.  

Incredible experience.....how long did it take you to get to this level, btw?

Thanks!

MentalKlarity, BSN, NP

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 9 years experience. 254 Posts

3 hours ago, Lennonninja said:

9 years of RN experience, 1 year of NP experience. This is my new grad job. Vascular surgery NP here, only work in the outpatient office seeing vascular medicine patients, post ops, etc. No time in the hospital. M-F 8-5, $95k per year, 5 days PTO per year, no reimbursement for CEU, DEA, or licensing fees. No call. No benefits offered, no 401k. No raises or cost of living increases offered. Have to do all of the NP work in the office as well as all of the RN work and help at the reception desk. 

Five days off a year!???

Lennonninja, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in MICU - CCRN, IR, Vascular Surgery. Has 11 years experience. 1,004 Posts

2 hours ago, TeleRN2010 said:

I will be starting my first job in vascular surgery as well. How do you like it? Any tips for anyone starting out?

I love the specialty but my work environment is toxic. Look into researching TCAR, EVAR, and pedal angiography. Try to find ways to explain narrowed arteries that is approachable to patients. I use an analogy to traffic personally. 

16 minutes ago, MentalKlarity said:

Five days off a year!???

Yep. My entire job was a bait and switch. 

MentalKlarity, BSN, NP

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 9 years experience. 254 Posts

2 hours ago, Lennonninja said:

I love the specialty but my work environment is toxic. Look into researching TCAR, EVAR, and pedal angiography. Try to find ways to explain narrowed arteries that is approachable to patients. I use an analogy to traffic personally. 

Yep. My entire job was a bait and switch. 

I mean, that's a joke. I'd just start putting in requests beyond 5 days. It's like they expect you to never go on vacation again?

Lennonninja, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in MICU - CCRN, IR, Vascular Surgery. Has 11 years experience. 1,004 Posts

6 hours ago, MentalKlarity said:

I mean, that's a joke. I'd just start putting in requests beyond 5 days. It's like they expect you to never go on vacation again?

I mean that’s their ideal situation, that I just never have days off. I am allowed to take unpaid days off, so that’s what I have to do to get a vacation this year. 

12 hours ago, Lennonninja said:

I mean that’s their ideal situation, that I just never have days off. I am allowed to take unpaid days off, so that’s what I have to do to get a vacation this year. 

Hopefully you will be moving to a different position ASAP

 

Lennonninja, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in MICU - CCRN, IR, Vascular Surgery. Has 11 years experience. 1,004 Posts

15 hours ago, Rnis said:

Hopefully you will be moving to a different position ASAP

 

Believe me I’m trying. I’ve applied to every NP job within a 50-60 mile radius since May of this year. 

FullGlass

FullGlass, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care. Has 4 years experience. 2 Articles; 1,403 Posts

I started out as a primary care NP (AGPCNP).  My first year's compensation was $125K.  After 2 years, I switched to mental health and was paid $75 per hour for 1 year.  I just completed 1.5 years with my employer, have earned my PMHNP and I negotiated pay raise to $90 per hour = $187K per year.  I am in Bakersfield, CA.

Sun1

Sun1

Specializes in N/A. Has 3 years experience. 136 Posts

22 minutes ago, FullGlass said:

I started out as a primary care NP (AGPCNP).  My first year's compensation was $125K.  After 2 years, I switched to mental health and was paid $75 per hour for 1 year.  I just completed 1.5 years with my employer, have earned my PMHNP and I negotiated pay raise to $90 per hour = $187K per year.  I am in Bakersfield, CA.

That is great.  So happy for you. Can you please comment on how were you able to work with a AGPCNP certification in mental health and get paid, before your PMHNP certification?

Thanks!

FullGlass

FullGlass, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care. Has 4 years experience. 2 Articles; 1,403 Posts

22 hours ago, Sun1 said:

That is great.  So happy for you. Can you please comment on how were you able to work with a AGPCNP certification in mental health and get paid, before your PMHNP certification?

Thanks!

There is a terrible shortage of mental health care providers in California, so some organizations will hire an NP and give them the title "Behavioral Health NP."  However, it is harder to find these jobs.