$150k - 60% = $60,000, $200k - 60% = $80,000, the average salary for a registered nurse in san francisco, ca is 80k, I don't see how this can be true, unless the government plans to lower registered nurse salary aswell, not only does a CRNA have to obtain a bsn they also obtain a masters while going for CRNA, all of this extra education to make less or equal to what they would be making with a asn as a registered nurse? I don't think I can buy into it, CRNA's are not doctors but they administer anesthesia just the same, if a MDA was making lets say $300k and they lowerd his salary 60% to $120k how many of those doctors do you think would stay MDA's? I doubt not that many which would make the demand higher and salary to go back to what they already are. right? am I missing something?