Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in the United States take home an average $95K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Acute Care Nurse Practitioners can bottom out near $81K or peak near $123K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Acute Care Nurse Practitioners make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$80,114 - $116,582
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MEDIAN: $95,316
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$39.59 - $71.12
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,114 - $116,582  
   
Bonus
$1,526 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $5,142  
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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$80,933 - $122,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 576
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$39.59 - $71.12  
   
Overtime
$22.00 - $91.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,526 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $5,142  
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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$80,933 - $122,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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

  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.

Common Career Paths for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


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For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Acute Care Nurse Practitioners earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

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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 Oncology, Palliative Care, Acute Care, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency Medicine and Emergency/Trauma. It is often found that people who know Acute Care are also skilled 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $93K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $102K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $104K. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,732

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

Home to some of the best pay for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, New York offers exceptional salaries, 11 percent above the national average. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+6 percent), Philadelphia (+3 percent), Cincinnati (+2 percent), and Phoenix (+1 percent). In Dayton, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus and Milwaukee (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries




National Average
$97,000


Skills That Affect Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

Oncology
up arrow 10%

Palliative Care
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
0%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

Surgery
0%

National Average
$97,000

Cardiology
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Neuroscience
up arrow 2%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 3%

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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