Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

Pay for Advance Practice Registered Nurses in the United States sits in the ballpark of $86K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $18K, overall incomes of Advance Practice Registered Nurses spread between $60K and $115K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Advance Practice Registered Nurses is high. The vast majority of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$61,083 - $106,388

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$26.19 - $59.12

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,083 - $106,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,017  
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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$60,022 - $114,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$26.19 - $59.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.22  
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 - $10,017  
   
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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$60,022 - $114,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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As Advance Practice Registered Nurses transition into upper-level roles like Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners earn the same amount as Advance Practice Registered Nurses on average. Advance Practice Registered Nurses most frequently advance into Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner roles 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 results imply that Advance Practice Registered Nurses deploy a deep pool of skills 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, 15 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Palliative Care and Pediatrics. Those familiar with Critical Care tend to be well versed in Cardiology and Clinical Education. Those familiar with Acute Care also tend to know 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $86K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $90K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. Advance Practice Registered Nurses who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $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 15%

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 85 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 23%
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