Jump to content

$200,000 salary as a RN, it's true

NP   (11,036 Views 118 Comments)
by FNP2B1 FNP2B1 (Member) Member Nurse

FNP2B1 specializes in Family Practice Nurse Practitioner.

10,785 Profile Views; 154 Posts

You are reading page 3 of $200,000 salary as a RN, it's true. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

OUxPhys has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology.

774 Posts; 9,309 Profile Views

21 minutes ago, NurseBlaq said:

Because a lot of people have moved out of Ohio or burned out because of people moving out and working short. There are tons of travel assignments at Cleveland Clinic. It's nothing like it used to be. They're constantly building and expanding while paying nurses less and working folks ragged.

Aint that the truth. That’s why I moved on from CCF. They have recruiting events every 6 months it seems. I saw OSU signed a new contract with their union that addresses turnover and implements ratios. That would be sweet. Perhaps ill check out Columbus. I think I would enjoy California (I think the positives outweigh the negatives) but I dont want to do it in my own. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 Follower; 693 Posts; 3,724 Profile Views

10 minutes ago, OUxPhys said:

Aint that the truth. That’s why I moved on from CCF. They have recruiting events every 6 months it seems. I saw OSU signed a new contract with their union that addresses turnover and implements ratios. That would be sweet. Perhaps ill check out Columbus. I think I would enjoy California (I think the positives outweigh the negatives) but I dont want to do it in my own. 

CCF not only pays less, they try to control their employees and charge them ridiculous amounts to park! They try to control public roads and they think their police force is above CPD. I won't hijack the thread but try Columbus because UH is just as bad as CCF nowadays.

As for moving to Cali, if that's what you want to do, go for it, just make sure you have a solid plan first. I've heard horror stories about the high cost of living. Yes, they pay more, but people have different living needs and expenses so it's not the same for everyone. Just do your due diligence before making that move, be it to Cali or anywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 Follower; 623 Posts; 2,818 Profile Views

On 7/22/2019 at 12:30 PM, traumaRUs said:

Wow is all I can come up with. However, while I "wow" the salary, I also "wow" the cost of a house! $400,000 for something decent???!!! Yikes!

Thats not affordable to my midwestern sense of affordable. I would think $320k for salary would translate roughly to 100k here in rural central IL where you can get a decent house fo 100k.

Ya'll live higher on the hog than I do.  LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

580 Posts; 10,752 Profile Views

1 hour ago, NurseBlaq said:

As for moving to Cali, if that's what you want to do, go for it, just make sure you have a solid plan first. I've heard horror stories about the high cost of living. Yes, they pay more, but people have different living needs and expenses so it's not the same for everyone. Just do your due diligence before making that move, be it to Cali or anywhere.

Travel nursing is a great option. I've several some previous coworkers from different parts of the country come to check California out on a travel assignment and then ended up staying. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 Follower; 693 Posts; 3,724 Profile Views

40 minutes ago, db2xs said:

Travel nursing is a great option. I've several some previous coworkers from different parts of the country come to check California out on a travel assignment and then ended up staying. 

Good idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

3 Followers; 8 Articles; 3,940 Posts; 59,174 Profile Views

I'm someone who moved from the Midwest to California. I would describe living in coastal California as an "acquired taste", you will absolutely hate it if you can't stand ultra liberal politics, diversity, stark contrast between rich and poor. High cost of living aside, I love it here for the opportunity to work alongside highly talented people with great ideas, collegial working relationships, and a culture of respect for the nursing profession in general. Our nurses salaries reflect the need for nurses in all levels to be able to live in this high cost of living area and not get priced out and our unions helped make that happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ashdwn is a RN and specializes in Nephrology.

6 Posts; 206 Profile Views

In Colorado you will pay at least $300,000 for a decent house. That's an hour out from Denver

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

24 Posts; 164 Profile Views

14 hours ago, Xance said:

I believe the point was not only actual take home salary, but cost of living as well.  Cali undoubtedly has a high cost of living over other areas.  Although you can find places that are less expensive to live, the cost is still far greater than some other places.  In San Antonio for example 242k after taxes means a whole lot more than pretty much anywhere in Cali as the cost of living is significantly lower and your take home pay would also increase due to no state income tax.  Location of your primary residence is entirely personal preference and thus is difficult to quantify as I would never go back to Cali as I don't view the high cost of living worth it.  Others obviously disagree and would never live anywhere else, it's all perspective and preference, but remember to include cost of living into calculations.  242k take home is quite high and will provide pretty much any lifestyle you choose to have but in some areas of the country it may provide more bang for your buck so to speak.  I believe that is the point many posters were getting at.

Sure, but cost of living in Modesto is probably 20% greater than the average USA city. The point is you cannot achieve even a 200k take home anywhere else.

Well...there is Afghanistan...

Edited by Jkloo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 Followers; 1,480 Posts; 7,458 Profile Views

If you make 200k and can get a half decent house for 500k, you are OK.

But the salary is nothing to brag about, based on cost of living

Edited by Oldmahubbard
thinking

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

168 Posts; 2,038 Profile Views

8 hours ago, Oldmahubbard said:

If you make 200k and can get a half decent house for 500k, you are OK.

But the salary is nothing to brag about, based on cost of living

In this scenario that's simply not true.  Your mortgage payment would be well below 30% of your after tax income (the guideline for upper limit of affordability), and the extra money would go a LONG way because your biggest expense at 500k mortgage is a small fraction of your income.  The complaints about high cost of living and taxes are unfounded based on simple arithmetic, the numbers don't agree with your statements.  I don't even live on the west coast and 400 - 500k is what a good home in a good neighborhood (think middle to upper middle class) costs where I live.  CRNAs here don't even make 200k base salary, but if they did a 500k house would be considered affordable based on those numbers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

79 Posts; 352 Profile Views

A mortgage really shouldn't be 30% of your income (ideally).  In an ideal situation housing would cost ~25% of your income with the rest being put forth towards other living expenses and ~10% into investments.  A 401k (or other form of IRA) should be an additional ~5-10% depending on what your employer matches and your current age, which should be easily accomplished based upon ~25% required for mortgage.  What actually happens is people buy a house way too close to what their real estate agent says they can 'afford' and then eat up more than 50% of their income for mortgage and associated utility/insurance costs and then have to scrape by for the other expenses.  Or even worse, spend higher than their incomes just to maintain their chosen standard of living and thus have a debt-fuelled standard of life that will ruin them eventually (financially at least).  I'm not only an RN, but I'm interested in learning about investing as well before I go out and invest so those are just some personal opinions about that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

24 Posts; 164 Profile Views

12 hours ago, murseman24 said:

In this scenario that's simply not true.  Your mortgage payment would be well below 30% of your after tax income (the guideline for upper limit of affordability), and the extra money would go a LONG way because your biggest expense at 500k mortgage is a small fraction of your income.  The complaints about high cost of living and taxes are unfounded based on simple arithmetic, the numbers don't agree with your statements.  I don't even live on the west coast and 400 - 500k is what a good home in a good neighborhood (think middle to upper middle class) costs where I live.  CRNAs here don't even make 200k base salary, but if they did a 500k house would be considered affordable based on those numbers.

I have to agree with this.  I'm not sure where people get the idea that it takes 500k to obtain a half-decent home in California.  I think people see the neck-breaking headlines about San Francisco and believe the whole state is that way.

Also, the rest of cost of living is such a ridiculous argument.  So your gas price is higher, that's going to cost you what, an extra 40 bucks a month?  Groceries are often cheaper than the rest of the country, you are in the middle of the central valley agricultural area!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×