Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, annual average wages total $90K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are female. For the most part, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$73,913 - $107,798
(Median)
$74K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,160
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50%
90%

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$37.37 - $62.03
(Median)
$37
$47
$62
MEDIAN: $47.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,913 - $107,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,806  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $4,913  
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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$75,149 - $114,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 513
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$37.37 - $62.03  
   
Overtime
$35.00 - $82.55  
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
$992 - $4,913  
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).
)
$75,149 - $114,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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 show that Acute Care Nurse Practitioners use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Emergency/Trauma, Intensive Care Unit, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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 Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $89K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $95K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $100K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $102K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Acute Care Nurse Practitioners will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+9 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Philadelphia (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dayton, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Cincinnati and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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

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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Surgery
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National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%