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

With three-fifths of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $89,880 annually. Compensation generally starts at $73,185 and does not exceed $113,171 per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and most earn dental coverage. Most Acute Care Nurse Practitioners report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary (?
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$71,927 - $106,560
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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)

Acute Care Nurse Practitioners generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Cardiology is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 4 percent. Most people who know Acute Care also 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.
For many Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Early in their career, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners do not see a dramatic shift in salary; typically starting at $88K, pay reaches $100K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $100K. Six-figure salaries surface only after two decades on the job—these experienced workers bring in an estimated $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 15 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

Baltimore
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Houston
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Dallas
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Boston
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$90,000
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Nashville
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St. Louis
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Cincinnati
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With a pay rate for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners that is 11 percent greater than the national average, Baltimore offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Chicago, top-paying cities where Acute Care Nurse Practitioners see paychecks higher than average (+8 percent, +6 percent, +6 percent, and +5 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Dayton and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-9 percent and -8 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

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$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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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%