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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

An average Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the United States can expect to take home roughly $84K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,982 - $106,237
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,276
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$25.17 - $61.58
(Median)
$25
$41
$62
MEDIAN: $41.00
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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
$59,982 - $106,237  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,877  
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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$58,877 - $117,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.17 - $61.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.23  
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 - $9,877  
   
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).
)
$58,877 - $117,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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 tend not to experience a change in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. That job pays about the same on average. 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 suggest that Advance Practice Registered Nurses use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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, 18 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice, Palliative Care, and Cardiology. Those proficient in Acute Care are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $84K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $89K. Advance Practice Registered Nurses bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $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 18%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 16%


Critical Care
up arrow 2%

Clinical Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$86,000

Oncology
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
up arrow 4%

Palliative Care
up arrow 5%

Family Practice
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%