Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $91K annually. Geographic location 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. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$75,292 - $109,332
(Median)
$75K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,705
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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
$75,292 - $109,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,806  
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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$76,435 - $115,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 570
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$38.34 - $62.98  
   
Overtime
$36.99 - $83.54  
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 - $9,806  
   
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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$76,435 - $115,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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)


Survey results suggest that Acute Care Nurse Practitioners put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Cardiology, Intensive Care Unit, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those 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.


Acute Care Nurse Practitioners with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $90K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $95K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $101K. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $102K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 percent above 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). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Dayton is the market with the smallest paychecks. 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
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Acute Care
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National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
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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