Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

An average Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $97K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$82,494 - $119,179
$82K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,451
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$40.06 - $68.54
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$0$125K
Salary $82,494 - $119,179
Bonus $1,010 - $16,219
Profit Sharing $4,861
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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$82,991 - $125,154
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 630
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $40.06 - $68.54
Overtime $15.00 - $99.60
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $1,010 - $16,219
Profit Sharing $4,861
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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$82,991 - $125,154
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129

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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

  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.

Common Career Paths for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


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Acute Care Nurse Practitioners often transition into a Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner position. Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners report a slightly lower median income of $88K.

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Popular Skills for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


Survey results suggest that Acute Care Nurse Practitioners put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Oncology, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Emergency/Trauma and Neuroscience. For most people, competency in Acute Care indicates knowledge of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiology.

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

Pay by Experience for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 422 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 131 salaries. An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,762

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, New York offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above the national average. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+7 percent), Philadelphia (+6 percent), Dallas (+1 percent), and Atlanta (+1 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Dayton and 8 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)?

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) in Green Bay:
Pros: My patients appreciate my work.
Cons: The pay I made more as a staff nurse than an NP.

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Key Stats for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$99,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

Oncology
▲9%

Palliative Care
▲2%

Emergency Medicine
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$99,000

Critical Care
▼1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼1%

Cardiology
▼1%

Surgery
▼1%

Neuroscience
▼4%

Emergency/Trauma
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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