Quote from mwboswell
As an FNP are employed or a contractor?
Do you collect your own billing per patient or do you work for a salary?
Are you eligible for production bonuses?
Do you get any money/time for education/reimbursement for CME?
Sounds like you didn't negotiate very well or do enough market research when you took the FNP job.
Wow...quite a harsh accusation about another posters negotiating skills.
Salary.com isn't always that accurate. For my area....
RN 50k-73k (I make 72k, but have been there 9 years)
NP 70k-96k (I haven't interviewed for one position that pays over 60k...at the hospital I work at the starting NP pay is 54k per union contract-no negotiating permitted and the local university hospital 58k per union contract)
There is an RN shortage and NP/PA over-saturation....supply versus demand drives salary here. With a huge job shortage and many, many NPs working as RNs try to negotiate too much and the job will be given to someone else!
I actually had one interview at a federally funded clinic in an underserved area that has been recruiting for 6+ months with no success partially because it is in a remote area. The pay was $60k with medical ins. alone costing about $12k/year. So a net pay of 48k versus my current RN pay of 72k. Again...this is the salary per the facilities salary schedule.