OB/GYN NP salary versus Primary Care

  1. All of the interviews I have been on so far have been internal med. NP positions with very low salary! Is that typically the same for OB/GYN NPs or since specialists typically get higher reimbursement will they typically pay more?

    Thanks.
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    About Sheri FNP-C

    Joined: Feb '09; Posts: 143; Likes: 44
    Primary Care Pediatric NP; from US

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  3. by   StaRNew
    How low is low?
  4. by   Sheri FNP-C
    Quote from StaRNew
    How low is low?
    I may be off by a thousand or 2, it is getting harder to keep track of them all...

    Nursing home 57k 5days/wk
    Rural clinic 60k 5days/wk (ins. 10k/yr for family medical only)
    Hospitalist 56k 5days/wk
    Univeristy Hospital 59k 5days/wk
    Private practice Internal Med (no salary has been discussed but I would guess 50k 5days/wk but the position is only 3 days a week)

    OB/GYN full-time 4 day work week, rotate hospital rounds with 3 others, first patient at 8 am, last patient at 3:30 pm. What salary can I expect??????
  5. by   StaRNew
    Thank You. I am surprised at how low the salaries are. I wonder how much room you would have for bargaining.
  6. by   zahryia
    Quote from SheriStudentFNP
    I may be off by a thousand or 2, it is getting harder to keep track of them all...

    Nursing home 57k 5days/wk
    Rural clinic 60k 5days/wk (ins. 10k/yr for family medical only)
    Hospitalist 56k 5days/wk
    Univeristy Hospital 59k 5days/wk
    Private practice Internal Med (no salary has been discussed but I would guess 50k 5days/wk but the position is only 3 days a week)

    OB/GYN full-time 4 day work week, rotate hospital rounds with 3 others, first patient at 8 am, last patient at 3:30 pm. What salary can I expect??????
    That sounds like a great schedule. Would you be considered a full time employee? What are the actual hours? Do you need to be there an hour before and after you see your patients?

    The salaries are ridiculous. I'm assuming it's partially due to where you're living, but c'mon! What do nurses in your area make?
  7. by   traumaRUs
    I was initally quoted $60k but negotiated to $75k as a new grad CNS. I had 12 years RN exp and that is what they liked. Plus, and I'll be honest here, I didn't go to grad school to take a pay cut. I would have preferred (and did so for 3 months) to have stayed a staff nurse.
  8. by   drfitness
    I want to ask SherriStudent what city or even state for that matter were you getting those salary offers? I think that could make a big difference.
  9. by   Sheri FNP-C
    zahryia: It is a full-time position. The office closes at 4:30 so I am assuming they prefer you stay until then, though no one has said that. It is EMR so I want to ask about option to work from home doing charting/responding to triage calls/checking labs. There is a nursing shortage and a NP/PA surplus in my area which explains the lowwwww salaries. New RNs in the hospital make over $20/hr plus shift differential, etc. I make 72k now as a nurse, no complaints though this is the career I wanted regardless of salary. I am hoping since my other interviews were in primary care/adult medicine that a specialty will pay more.

    Drfitness: I know location makes a huge difference. A friend of mine who is graduating with me lives 3 hours away and is interviewing for similar positions paying 20k more than here, however the cost of living is much higher as well.

    Basically I am just wondering if specialties such as OB/GYN typically pay more than primary care for NPs just as they do for MDs?
    Last edit by Sheri FNP-C on May 18, '09
  10. by   Gator FNP
    When I was changing positions a few years ago, I did speak with a Gyn office just to see what they offered. It was lower that family practice salaries. Of course you do not see as many patients a day that you would in family practice. Internal may tend to pay low if most of the patients are medicare. I worked in an internal medicine practice and saw patients in rehab and long term setting as well. I worked long hours and I missed the younger patients, those <70 years old. I did, however, gain alot of geriatric as well as post op experience.

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