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  1. I private messaged you! I am totally disenchanted to be honest.
  2. I just moved to NoCal (Silicon Valley) area due to my husband's new job. My attending in Florida contacted his friend at a major university here and got me my dream job. I have five years of pediatric surgery experience and have been told that I am expected to train the other NPs in the group (who all have less than or around one year of experience in the subspecialty). I am less than one week into my job and today I found out that one NP (who has just over one year of experience) is being paid slightly more than me. Apparently this institution counts nursing experience as part of their calculations in salary. She told me what her starting salary was which was about 8k lower than me. She has since received a raise and her salary is now just a hair above mine. Part of this is because she was the only one running the show for awhile so they may have been given a performance bonus of some sort. This was very deflating to me given that I have five years of experience being a provider, have an entire OR skillsket, and have been asked by the NPs to proctor them to first assist only to find out that they are being paid more than me. Anyone else run into these situations in this area? From what I have read on this forum the nursing unions are very strong here in NoCal. Does this apply to NPs as well? When I received my initial offer from HR I asked if there was any room for negotiation and was told no because it was based on a scale for my clinical background.
  3. Hi Everyone, This is just based on various employers I've talked to. Our local EM groups in West Central Florida range anywhere from $45 an hour with few benefits (malpractice, 401k, and a high deductible health insurance, no CMEs or paid time off) to $52/hour with full benefits that are absolutely amazing. I understand that there are productivity bonuses, and salary increases every year (up to $5 an hour increase) From what I see the $52/hour group is much more competitive to get into due to a low turnover rate. The $45/hour ER groups tend to have a very high new grad turnover rate. Just my observation.
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