Hey guys, thanks in advance for your input.
I am renegotiating my contract at a FP location in WV. I have been here 3 years. Was hired in 2016 with a 3 year contract. I was hired as a new grad and started at a base salary of $80,000 with $1000 pay raise yearly for 3 years. I have a bonus structure of 25% bonus of receipts over 28,000 monthly.
Benefits: 401K match, paid health insurance, disability, malpractice, $1500 CME, 25 days PTO as well as major holidays off. I do take call via phone 1 out of every 6 weeks but it is built into my salary.
New contract offer is for 5% raise yearly for the next 3 years: so starting in June my salary would be $86,100, then 90,405, then 3rd year 94,925. Would keep same benefits and bonus structure.
I know the salary is a little low for the average but since my office pays my husband and I's health insurance (around $12,000/yr) I feel like I can't press much more.
Just wanted to see what others thought before we have an actual sit down meeting about it.
Hello Fellow EM colleagues,
I am a new graduate who will be starting in the emergency department this month. I am extremely excited to return to the ED after having worked in the ED as a technician for 6 years. I am looking for any recommendations on studying material, reference books, bootcamps etc anything that will help begin my career in EM. Thank you so much for any feedback!!!
Hello everyone, I am a graduating PA about to start my first job in EM and Trauma. I have accepted an offer but have yet to sign the contract. Upon my initial offer letter, they sent me a sample contract. Having multiple eyes run through it, including someone who was a former physician recruiter, some concerns were raised. The verbatim contract line of issue will be below this. The issue was primarily that Base Salary could be increased OR DECREASED based on many factors such as productivity, admin policy, and hospital financial performance. I directed these questions to my recruiter who then had the Director of EM and Trauma call me and discuss these concerns. In our conversation, it was stated that "Base Salary for EM and Trauma employees will NEVER be DECREASED based on any of the above items, the only thing that is affected by those factors are incentives, which in itself, will rarely be decreased. Essentially it will never serve as a 'punishment', only incentive to be an effective employee. Also anything I stated in your offer letter pretty much trumps the contract in that sense." The mistake I made was having only verbal confirmation here and do not have it in writing anywhere and I have not gotten an answer back via email about that. Even after the phone conversation the contract still reads the same and if it's not in writing it didn't happen.
Should I send the contract back with an addendum stating the preferred changes based on phone conversation or how should I go about handling this?
Contract Line Of Concern:
"Adjustments to Base Salary, if any, will be determined at X's sole discretion; however, your initial Base Salary will not be reduced until after two years of employment. Beginning with the third year of employment and at X's sole and absolute discretion, Base Salary may be increased or decreased during your employment. When considering adjustments to Base Salary, X may consider a number of factors including, but not limited to, the results of your performance reviews, productivity, X's salary administration policy, and X's financial performance. Any Base Salary adjustment made as the result of an annual performance review will be effective on the date specified by X. Nothing in this paragraph limits X's discretion to make adjustments to Base Salary at a time other than in connection with an annual performance review, with such adjustments taking effect immediately"
I am currently awaiting a hard copy of a verbal offer given for a general surgery position. One of my preceptors told me to ask for a higher salary no matter what the original offer was. As a new grad, I am unsure how to go about asking for a higher salary. I was wondering if anyone had any general advice on how to approach this situation.
I'm trying to get thoughts on what I should counter for a non-benefited W2 position in retail medicine.
A little background: I'm young in my PA career and have been in rural family medicine for 1.5 years. I've been seeking per diem positions for a while now (I'm single with no kids in a VERY small town and I'm starting to get cabin fever LOL) and was finally offered one at a nearby hospital that has these types of clinics. These are the same ones you would find at a pharmacy with a very limited list of conditions that patients can come in for e.g. URIs, UTIs, Imms. The patients make the appts at least 1 day ahead of time so there are no walk-ins and the schedule is scrubbed by the MA and by provider to do the best possible in making sure more complex cases go to their urgent care or ER. So, compared to me following chronic conditions and multiple co-morbidities at my FT job, I imagined that this would be relatively easy peasy.
Weekends 8AM-8PM with a one hour paid lunch.
No benefits (NBD because my FT job has excellent bennies)
Patients are scheduled on 20 minute slots
Work with one MA who will work the front and back office
Salaried. About $53.40 per hour
Hospital was bought a few years ago by a bigger entity located in 3 states. I was told they are planning to get about 50 more clinics instituted across those areas in the next few years. I mention this because on the phone interview the recruiter said the salary was set across the organization. So I'm a little hesitant to ask for more but the practice manager on the in-person interview verbalized to me how badly they need providers.
I think I will be asking for more (worse they could do is say no, right?) but what would be a fair counter offer? As a comparison, I make significantly more than this at my FT job but that's because of my bonuses. This is in the PNW with low COL.