The average Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $96K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Acute Care Nurse Practitioners survey respondents are women (79 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$81,143 - $117,904
$81K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,225
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$39.61 - $67.96
$40
$50
$68
MEDIAN: $50
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$81,143 - $117,904  
   
Bonus
$1,026 - $15,781  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$81,748 - $123,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 582
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$39.61 - $67.96  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $95.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,026 - $15,781  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$81,748 - $123,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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)


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Many Acute Care Nurse Practitioners move into a Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners on average bring in a similar salary to Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


Acute Care Nurse Practitioners seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Oncology, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency/Trauma. Most people skilled in Acute Care are similarly competent 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.


Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $94K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $102K. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $107K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $106K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,404

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, 10 percent above the national average. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+8 percent), Philadelphia (+6 percent), Atlanta (+3 percent), and Phoenix (+3 percent). In Dayton, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Milwaukee and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries




National Average
$97,000


Skills That Affect Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

Oncology
up arrow 11%

Palliative Care
up arrow 3%

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 2%


Critical Care
0%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

Cardiology
0%

Surgery
0%

National Average
$97,000

Neuroscience
up arrow 1%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
ADVERTISEMENT