Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

Advance Practice Registered Nurses in the United States can expect wages of $85K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Advance Practice Registered Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Advance Practice Registered Nurses are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$60,187 - $106,436
(Median)
$60K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,447
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$25.19 - $60.82
(Median)
$25
$41
$61
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,187 - $106,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$366.25 - $16,705  
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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$58,982 - $116,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.19 - $60.82  
   
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 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$366.25 - $16,705  
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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$58,982 - $116,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214

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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 move into positions as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners or Family Nurse Practitioners. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners actually earn $10K less on average, however, and Family Nurse Practitioners earn $7K less per year than Advance Practice Registered Nurses do.

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Popular Skills for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)


Survey results imply that Advance Practice Registered Nurses deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Psychiatry, Psychiatric, and Family Practice/Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Palliative Care. Those familiar with Acute Care also tend to know Clinical Education and Cardiology. Skill sets containing Critical Care also tend to include 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $85K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Advance Practice Registered Nurses bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Advance Practice Registered Nurses who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $88K.

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Experience Affects Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 25%

Psychiatric
up arrow 16%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 15%

Family Practice
up arrow 7%


Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 2%

Oncology
0%

National Average
$86,000

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Palliative Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 23%