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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

The average Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $86K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of Advance Practice Registered Nurses who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. Most Advance Practice Registered Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$60,271 - $106,697
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,907
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$25.41 - $60.72
(Median)
$25
$41
$61
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,271 - $106,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,975  
Profit Sharing
$1,180 - $10,810  
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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$59,118 - $116,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.41 - $60.72  
   
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 - $9,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,180 - $10,810  
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).
)
$59,118 - $116,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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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 make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner position pays around the same amount as the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse job on average. Many Advance Practice Registered Nurses advance into roles as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners or Family Nurse Practitioners, but the median salaries are $11K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)


Advance Practice Registered Nurses seem to wield many 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Palliative Care. Most people who know Acute Care also know Clinical Education and Cardiology. Most people familiar with Critical Care also know 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $85K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $89K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Advance Practice Registered Nurses make $92K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $89K by contrast.

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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%

Family Practice
up arrow 9%


Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

Oncology
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
0%

National Average
$87,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Cardiology
up arrow 3%

Palliative Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 23%
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