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New grad full time position in outpatient psych. Am I wrong to believe this is very lowball offer? I do wish to work in psychiatry and this position seems to offer a reasonable training period and SP oversight, however I must say everyone I know including recruiters has stated that 60 is the lowest end for new psych providers in my area. Feedback would greatly be appreciated.

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Sounds very low to me but there is a great deal of variability by specialty and region. That's 93,600/year. The benefits sound pretty meager too. 4 weeks PTO, 5 days for CME, paid holidays, CME money, all fees for licenses, DEA etc can all increase the value of the offer as well. Also call....will there be any and if so how will you be paid for call time?

 

On the non-money side the work environment and how you will be treated by physician and staff matter a great deal. Hourly rate is the 1st consideration but it isn't everything by a stretch.

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I am a pa/rn. I was doing hep c injection training 3 yr ago for a speciality Pham making 50$/h + mileage. Many runs make that much so yeah rather a low ball offer

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6 hours ago, Cideous said:

I made that back in 1998.  Low $50's should be the minimum starting hourly wage for any specialty.

plus benefits...

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For psych!? No way. For APRNs that is the highest paid specialty, behind anesthesia. I would say $120 yearly minimum from the NPs I know in psych. 

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There are actually a lot of PAs making ~90k a year. Sadly, this hasnt changed at in at least the last 7 years. I was getting $45/hr offers when I graduated. 

What's really shameful is the PTO. 2 weeks?? The checker at Target probably gets more than that. If they were offering you 45/hr plus 4 weeks PTO, 1 week CME, 401k, good health, etc, it might be a better offer for a new grad.

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