Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

An average Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $91K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Acute Care Nurse Practitioners make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$75,442 - $109,194
(Median)
$75K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,685
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$38.34 - $62.98
(Median)
$38
$48
$63
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,442 - $109,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,800  
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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$76,528 - $115,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 566
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$38.34 - $62.98  
   
Overtime
$36.70 - $82.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,800  
   
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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$76,528 - $115,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Cardiology, Intensive Care Unit, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Acute Care are similarly competent 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $90K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $95K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $100K. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $102K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, New York provides a pay rate that is 14 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), Chicago (+6 percent), and Philadelphia (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dayton, 8 percent below the national average. Employers in Cincinnati and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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

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

Acute Care
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National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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