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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary (United States)

Close to three-fifths of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $89K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (81 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary (?
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$71,927 - $106,560
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $88,564
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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary (?
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$35.65 - $60.39
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,927 - $106,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$73,185 - $113,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$35.65 - $60.39  
   
Overtime
$43.63 - $82.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$73,185 - $113,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) are responsible for promoting the health of patients and providing acute care. They are in charge of administering acute care medicine, performing treatments, and assessing patient needs, vital signs, and other symptoms that could indicate changes in the patient's condition. ACNPs document the patient's care plan using identified diagnoses, following doctor's orders and administrative recommendations to reach expected patient outcomes. They interact with patients and families and explain treatments in a thoughtful manner, and they report their progress to the acute care nurse manager in their organization.
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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Tasks
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.

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Popular Skills for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Survey results imply that Acute Care Nurse Practitioners put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Intensive Care Unit , Critical Care, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Acute Care are also skilled in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $88K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $92K. On average, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners make $100K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $112K — the plum median salary in this group. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise nearly one in seven, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

Baltimore
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Houston
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Dallas
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Boston
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National Average
$90,000
Columbus
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Nashville
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St. Louis
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Cincinnati
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Atlanta
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Phoenix
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Dayton
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Minneapolis
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, Baltimore provides a pay rate that is 11 percent greater than the national average. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+8 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), Philadelphia (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Minneapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dayton and Phoenix (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

National Average
$90,000

Skills That Affect Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

Cardiology
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Critical Care
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Acute Care
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National Average
$90,000
Surgery
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%