In a perfect world everyone would get paid fairly for the work they do without any problem. But unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and it’s not uncommon for someone to get unfair wages for the work they perform. This even applies to educated professionals in the medical field such as nurses. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual wage for registered nurses was $81,220 in May of 2022. However, this amount can be greatly influenced by other factors such as location and training. It’s important that you stay aware of how much would be a fair wage and benefits for your position. Here are a few tips to help you always be aware of what’s right.

Do Your Research

It’s always your responsibility to do the research to ensure you’re getting paid fairly. It would be easy to just take your employer’s word for it, but unfortunately, you can’t always rely on that. You should do extensive research into the position you hold, and factor in the training and extra certifications you might have. You should also factor in the experience level you have. All of these will affect the amount you should be paid as well as the benefits you should be offered as well.

Consult With the Department of Labor

To get detailed information on your position, training, and experience for your job you might want to contact the Department of Labor in your area. The experts here will be able to provide you with deeply researched information to help you determine if you’re being paid fairly.

Talk With Your Employer

If your research leads you to believe that you’re not being paid fairly, you’ll want to schedule a meeting with your employer. This is a serious situation. You need to address this earlier rather than later. The longer you stay in a position that isn’t being paid fairly, the more your employer may think that you’re ok with what you’re being paid for medical administration positions.

If you think that the meeting will be challenging then you should plan to have someone come with you, or plan to have it recorded.

These are just a few tips on how to ensure you’re getting paid fairly for medical administration positions or other positions. If you’re in need of medical staffing issues, please contact us.

Posted 4/30/24