Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

The average Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $92K annually. In the world of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $78K and $118K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Acute Care Nurse Practitioners making up 77 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$77,923 - $110,031
(Median)
$78K
$92K
$110K
MEDIAN: $91,737
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$38.69 - $65.89
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$39
$49
$66
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,923 - $110,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,078  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,132  
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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$78,498 - $117,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 684
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$38.69 - $65.89  
   
Overtime
$24.47 - $86.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,132  
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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$78,498 - $117,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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 Palliative Care, Surgery, Cardiology, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Emergency Medicine. Those familiar with Acute Care also tend to know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $91K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $97K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $101K. 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

National Average: $93,432

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

For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+8 percent) and Dallas (+5 percent). Dayton ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Cincinnati and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries




National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

Palliative Care
up arrow 8%

Surgery
up arrow 3%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

Critical Care
0%

Emergency/Trauma
0%

Neuroscience
0%

National Average
$93,000

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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