Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

For Advance Practice Registered Nurses, yearly average wages total $86K annually. Total cash earnings of Advance Practice Registered Nurses range from $59K on the low end to $116K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $18K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (85 percent) of Advance Practice Registered Nurses who took the survey are female. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$60,382 - $106,607
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,846
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$25.72 - $59.33
(Median)
$26
$41
$59
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,382 - $106,607  
   
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).
)
$59,351 - $115,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.72 - $59.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.36  
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.
)
$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).
)
$59,351 - $115,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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)


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


Advance Practice Registered Nurses sometimes move into a Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner role, where the salary is similar. Many Advance Practice Registered Nurses go on to become Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners or Family Nurse Practitioners despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $10K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Palliative Care and Pediatrics. Most people familiar with Acute Care also know Clinical Education and Cardiology. Most people skilled in Critical Care are similarly competent in Cardiology and Clinical Education.

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

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $85K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Advance Practice Registered Nurses make a median salary of $92K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $89K on average.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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 15%

Psychiatric
up arrow 14%

Family Practice
up arrow 6%


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 90 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%
ADVERTISEMENT