Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

Average Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in the United States make around $91K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Acute Care Nurse Practitioners survey respondents are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$75,744 - $109,080

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$38.41 - $62.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,744 - $109,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,912  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $3,774  
Total Pay (?
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$76,757 - $116,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 582
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$38.41 - $62.86  
   
Overtime
$37.50 - $83.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,912  
   
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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$76,757 - $116,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Cardiology, Intensive Care Unit, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Acute Care indicates knowledge of 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $90K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $95K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $100K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $102K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+7 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), Philadelphia (+5 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dayton, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Cincinnati and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, 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

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Cardiology
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Critical Care
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National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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