Quote from Jules A
Would you mind to share how it went with the counter offer negotiations? It might be helpful for others who are embarking on this process. Best wishes with your upcoming interviews.
After the initial offer I noticed such things as malpractice insurance
and CME were not mentioned in the phone conversation or in the offer; so I asked about - malpractice, CME, relocation assistance (90 miles away from my home), shift differential (as I was to be nights and was not sure if the offer included that), as well as rate for extra shifts.
It took them several days to get that information to me. I was told the initial offer (97k) included the differential, I was told extra shifts were offered at a "flat rate" (but never given the rate), no additional malpractice insurance... just that I would be covered under the hospital as an "agent of the state" (not 100% sure what that actually means), and just $1,000 for CME.
This is a hospital system so I didn't expect any kind of negotiation. I thanked them for the offer and stated how I appreciated the time the team took to interview and show me the campus. I then informed them that their offer was the lowest in the area by over $10,000. I listed neighboring facilities that I know offer more for a new grad. I again thanked them and stated that I could not accept the proposed offer as it currently stood.
Not sure if my approach was right or not.. no real experience with negotiating. But their reply email thanked me for the salary feedback and told me to "let them know if things change." The ending statement made me laugh. It is what it is.
I have two out of state in-person interviews scheduled and another in state. My current mission is to find expected new grad salary information for Baltimore and Atlanta (so if anyone has an idea for a hospital AGACNP, speak up!).