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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in the United States take home an average $90K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Acute Care Nurse Practitioners. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$74,344 - $107,920
(Median)
$74K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,246
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90%

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$37.60 - $62.51
(Median)
$38
$47
$63
MEDIAN: $47.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,344 - $107,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,818  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $3,774  
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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$75,480 - $115,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$37.60 - $62.51  
   
Overtime
$43.63 - $82.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $3,774  
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).
)
$75,480 - $115,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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)


Acute Care Nurse Practitioners report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Emergency/Trauma, Cardiology, Intensive Care Unit, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Critical Care indicates knowledge of Acute Care 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $90K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $95K. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $100K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $102K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+8 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Philadelphia (+5 percent). In Dayton, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Cincinnati and 4 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries




National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Cardiology
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Emergency/Trauma
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Critical Care
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Acute Care
0%

Surgery
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National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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