Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

The average Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $86K per year. Cash earnings for Advance Practice Registered Nurses — including $10K in bonuses and $18K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $60K to $116K depending on individual performance. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction for Advance Practice Registered Nurses is high. The vast majority of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$60,768 - $106,576
(Median)
$61K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,931
10%
50%
90%

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$26.19 - $59.28
(Median)
$26
$41
$59
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,768 - $106,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,958  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,879  
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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$59,729 - $115,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$26.19 - $59.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,958  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,879  
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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$59,729 - $115,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Job Description for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Advanced practice registered nurses are highly trained individuals with a higher degree of responsibility and specialization than others in the field. There are four types of advanced practice registered nurses: nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners. These specialties involve an expanded level of independence and responsibility for patient care compared to less trained nurses; they may be wholly responsible for patient care in their field, with only minimal consultation with or supervision by doctors. They identify patient needs, perform exams, order tests, and, in some cases, write prescriptions. For example, a nurse midwife may be responsible for all prenatal care and the in-home birthing process. A clinical nurse specialist may be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a psychiatric ward, with only some patient-specific doctor instructions to follow.

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) 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.

Common Career Paths for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)


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Advance Practice Registered Nurses sometimes move into a Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner role, where the salary is similar. Advance Practice Registered Nurses most often advance into Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner positions even though the median salaries are $11K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Psychiatry, Family Practice/Pediatrics, and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 14 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Palliative Care and Pediatrics. The majority of those who know Critical Care also know Cardiology and Clinical Education. For most people, competency in Acute Care indicates knowledge of Clinical Education and Cardiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $86K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Advance Practice Registered Nurses make a median salary of $92K. For some reason, Advance Practice Registered Nurses with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $89K.

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Experience Affects Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 23%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Psychiatric
up arrow 13%


Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Pain Management
up arrow 2%

Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
0%

National Average
$87,000

Oncology
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Cardiology
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Palliative Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 23%
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