As they say,every VA is different. My particular VA pays poorly, at the lower end of the scale. I have noticed that you can make more these days if you come in from outside as an NP, not just transfer from a RN position to an NP position. Not every VA has location pay, either. Ours does for PAs but not for NPs, because we are title 38 employees and paid on the nursing scale. I do love working with the vets so it all works out for me, but a better salary would be nice.