Adult Nurse Practitioners in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $92K annually for pay. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Adult Nurse Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,106 - $116,704
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$78K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,431
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$37.22 - $60.83
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$37
$49
$61
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$78,106 - $116,704  
   
Bonus
$993 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$78,477 - $119,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$37.22 - $60.83  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $110.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$993 - $14,899  
   
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).
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$78,477 - $119,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Job Description for Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

The main job of a adult nurse practitioner is to provide healthcare to individuals over the age of 21. One usually works with a supervisor and medical staff.

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Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Tasks

  • Prescribe medications or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
  • Collaborate with the physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan as necessary.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Perform physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of the physician.
  • Record physical findings, and formulate plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition.

Common Career Paths for Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)


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Adult Nurse Practitioners who take on a higher-level position such as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners on average bring home $77K.

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Popular Skills for Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)


Adult Nurse Practitioners seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Urology. People who know Palliative Care usually also know Oncology and Acute Care. Most people skilled in Geriatrics are similarly competent in Acute Care and Oncology.

Pay by Experience Level for Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Adult Nurse Practitioners with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $90K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $97K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $105K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $106K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,458

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

Adult Nurse Practitioners will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Adult Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent) and Boston (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (8 percent lower) and Buffalo (7 percent lower).

Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Reviews

What is it like working as an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)?

Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Minneapolis:
"Great job, I visit the frail elderly."
Pros: Visiting the frail elderly to make a difference in their last years of life, for improved quality of life.
Cons: Driving an hour each way.

Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Harrisburg:
"Rewarding Career."
Pros: Specialty environment, independence, collegiality with other providers, developing relationships with patients, making a difference in lives.
Cons: Long hours, unrecognized efforts, daily office operations.

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Experience Affects Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Salaries




National Average
$94,000


Skills That Affect Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Salaries

Gastroenterology
up arrow 7%


Pain Management
up arrow 6%

Orthopedics
up arrow 6%

Palliative Care
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Diabetes Educator
up arrow 2%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Surgery
up arrow 1%

Nephrology
up arrow 1%

Endocrinology
up arrow 2%

Urology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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