Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

Advance Practice Registered Nurses in the United States take home approximately $88K per year on average. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Advance Practice Registered Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$64,158 - $110,800
(Median)
$64K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,537
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$27.32 - $60.11
(Median)
$27
$42
$60
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,158 - $110,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,879  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$61,501 - $118,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$27.32 - $60.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.17  
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,879  
   
Commission
$3,000  
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).
)
$61,501 - $118,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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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. A lot of Advance Practice Registered Nurses advance their careers by becoming Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Family Nurse Practitioners. However, those positions offer $12K less and $8K less per year on average.

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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 21 percent, 17 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Palliative Care. A tool kit that includes Critical Care also typically contains 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $86K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $92K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Advance Practice Registered Nurses report making only $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries




National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 21%


Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 13%


Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

Pain Management
up arrow 4%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$88,000

Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Palliative Care
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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