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

With about two-thirds 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. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary (?
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$71,927 - $106,560
(Median)
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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)

Job skills reported by Acute Care Nurse Practitioners are limited. Cardiology is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 4 percent. 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.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioners do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Salary growth is weak for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners during their first decade in the field; typical pay starts at $88K and turns to only $100K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $100K. As Acute Care Nurse Practitioners reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $112K. 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. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Baltimore
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Houston
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Dallas
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Boston
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National Average
$90,000
Columbus
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Nashville
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St. Louis
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Cincinnati
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Atlanta
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Phoenix
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Dayton
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Minneapolis
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For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, working in the bustling city of Baltimore has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Chicago, top-paying markets where Acute Care Nurse Practitioners rake in more than the national norm (+8 percent, +6 percent, +6 percent, and +5 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dayton (-9 percent) and Phoenix (-8 percent).

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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

National Average
$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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Acute 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%
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