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Respectable salary for an Urgent Care?

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Hey everyone. So I am thinking about getting into an Urgent Care owned by a fairly large healthcare organization in my area. I am a new grad but a very strong candidate. What would be a respectable salary for a very high volume urgent care (30+ patients a day per provider)? What type of bonus structure should I negotiate? I was thinking $90k plus production would be a fair salary. Thanks for any help.

I too am a new grad and just accepted a similar position. I have over 20 years experience in ER and was offered between 90-95k for a 4 day work week, no nights, 1 weekend a month. I am very happy with the salary and love the practice. I think you are asking for a fair salary.

what city do you live in? Mid west does not pay that much.

It all depends on the area you live in. Here, there is an over saturation of nurses and now NPs and salary is not good. Nurses start out at $18-19 an hour. NPs start out around 72,000 a year, 75,000 if you are lucky, and maybe closer to 80,000 in an ER setting. I had been a nurse for 10 years and was making $23 an hour. Of course the cost of living is also somewhat lower, but there are 9 RN programs within a 50 mile radius, and 3 NP programs.

I think in a big city, like here in the northeast you can ask for 100-110K a year. Whats the worst thing that can happen? They counter offer..

Whats the worst thing that can happen? They counter offer..

the worst thing that can happen is they don't respond at all. job/salary negotiation is not the same as haggling over the price of roller skates at a garage sale.

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the worst thing that can happen is they don't respond at all. job/salary negotiation is not the same as haggling over the price of roller skates at a garage sale.

I disagree. If you're discussing salary its assumed the employer likes what you have to say and you're either sitting in the interview or before the second interview. I'm not suggesting asking some astonomical figure, just higher end. Its the best time to do it..

That mentality Reebok is part of the reason we're not paid the same way PAs are and its too bad that NPs exept low ball offers in fear of not getting the job..

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there's good reason for that, but nonetheless the np's I know are higher or at least equal paid in central florida.

The actual reason NP salaries are lower is because NPs are primarily women. There is a salary report online that shows while PAs make more than NPs on average, if you break it down, MALE NPs make more than FEMALE PAs and as much as MALE PAs.

I disagree. If you're discussing salary its assumed the employer likes what you have to say and you're either sitting in the interview or before the second interview. I'm not suggesting asking some astonomical figure, just higher end. Its the best time to do it..

That mentality Reebok is part of the reason we're not paid the same way PAs are and its too bad that NPs exept low ball offers in fear of not getting the job..

YES! This is WHY we aren't getting the same pay! NEGOTIATE people!

bibibi

Has 3 years experience.

I would not accept anything lower than $50/hour which translates into 100k/year plus malpractice paid by the urgent care. A good salary would be $60/hour and upwards, $70/hour if the volume is 30 or more patients in 8 hours.

fuzzy911

Specializes in Trauma 4yr Flight 8mn.

I can say NP in the south, working in level 3 & higher er are starting about $70/hr

RN/MSN2410

Has 5 years experience.

move to scottsdale , arizonia. I made 120,000 last year. ive been a NP for almost 5 years.

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience.

I'm currently looking at obtaining my MSN/FNP and work as a RN case manager for a clinic, I make 60K a year right now (1yr RN, 6yr LPN exp behind me) I was told by the FNP who I asked to precept me when I get to that point what was "Average" pay for a brand new graduate NP in a family practice setting and she said when I go to negotiate to NOT take less than 80-85K per year...so I think for an urgent care, and that many patients per day 100 would be practical and they may counter offerr you down to 90 but still...btw I"m located in Jacksonville, FL and that's the basic rate i've seen for "clinic" FNP's...then again what do i know?? I've got to get accepted to my program and graduate first LOL =) good luck!

ClayH

Has 6 years experience.

Agreed. I live in this area and that's a typical wage

I have been an NP 4 years and make $72/hr...