NP starting salaries in the Capital region of NY

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This is a question for NPs working in or familiar with the capital region of New York (Albany area). I was just offered a position as a pain mgmt NP in a private practice and I was told the starting salary for NPs in that area is 80k. I just want to find out if this is true because it seems very low for New York and this is the starting salary for a lot of RNs in NYC. Seems wrong to me that a role with more responsibility comes with a low salary. Thanks for any input.

Upstate New York is a whole different world compared to NYC and it's suburbs. Albany and the rest of upstate might as well be a different state when you look at home prices, cost of living, etc. I wouldn't expect nursing salaries to be anything near NYC levels.

That being said , 80k is low for any NP in my opinion so I would shoot for at least 90k.

paiger33

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I work in the capital district, 80K does not seem that far off the mark for this area. I know of several of my classmates who could not find jobs, and the ones who did accepted positions around that salary. I make slightly more, but I work off shift and in a specialty area.

Sha-Sha RN

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Thank you all for you responses. I was not expecting 100k knowing the area is not NYC, but I was not expecting an offer that was less than what I make as an RN (even after you take off the extra money I receive for educational and experience differentials). Plus this is a specialty area that will require a lot of work on my part so again, I was surprised. The cost of living may be lower, but not by much because there were a lot of rentals that cost more than what I pay in manhattan, so a 10-15k pay cut plus relocation expenses does not sound like a financially sound decision - I will be staying in the NYC area until something better comes along. Thanks again.

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Is there a bonus/profit sharing component? I make about 75% additional each year in profit sharing.

Stud_martin

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I'm sure it is an accurate glimpse at the salaries of NPs/PAs, despite being somewhat low in terms of respondents per state, however I am a bit surprised at how much lower the average NP salary is compared to the average PA salary in many (most) states. Is the pay scale between the two that disparate?

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BostonFNP, APRN

3 Articles; 5,581 Posts

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 12 years experience.
I'm sure it is an accurate glimpse at the salaries of NPs/PAs, despite being somewhat low in terms of respondents per state, however I am a bit surprised at how much lower the average NP salary is compared to the average PA salary in many (most) states. Is the pay scale between the two that disparate?

The 2013 data showed NPs gaining some ground on PAs, though both increased in terms of salary. Hourly, NPs actually increased a bit while PAs lost a bit.

Sha-Sha RN

108 Posts

Specializes in Neuroscience, Cardiac Nursing.
Is there a bonus/profit sharing component? I make about 75% additional each year in profit sharing.

There isn't a bonus sharing component as far as I know, that was never part of the conversation. The role would be to see all the doc's follow-up patients so it would free up his time to do procedures. Any new patients would be seen jointly with the doc. So the patients would never be under this NP. So where would the bonus come in since most of these visits would probably be billed as incident-to billing.

Sha-Sha RN

108 Posts

Specializes in Neuroscience, Cardiac Nursing.
I'm sure it is an accurate glimpse at the salaries of NPs/PAs, despite being somewhat low in terms of respondents per state, however I am a bit surprised at how much lower the average NP salary is compared to the average PA salary in many (most) states. Is the pay scale between the two that disparate?

I was surprised by the disparity between PA and NP salaries, but it makes me wonder if that has to do with the preference that some MDs have to work with PAs and the long standing issue that PA have more clinical hours/training than NPs.

JeanettePNP, MSN, RN, NP

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy. Has 8 years experience.

As a new grad RN I interviewed for a job in Albany Medical Center and the starting salary for an RN was about 50k, so 80k for an NP does not surprise me.