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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary (United States)

Advance Practice Registered Nurses in the United States typically take home $84K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Just over one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority (86 percent) of Advance Practice Registered Nurses are female. For the most part, Advance Practice Registered Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary (?
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$59,405 - $106,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $83,524
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary (?
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$24.86 - $61.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,405 - $106,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,576  
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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$58,063 - $117,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$24.86 - $61.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,576  
   
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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$58,063 - $117,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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. Many Advance Practice Registered Nurses go on to become Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners or Family Nurse Practitioners despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $10K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Survey results show that Advance Practice Registered Nurses use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Psychiatry, Psychiatric, and Family Practice/Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 17 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice, Palliative Care, and Oncology. It is often found that people who know Acute Care are also skilled in 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.
The average beginner in this position makes around $83K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $89K. Advance Practice Registered Nurses bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $88K by contrast. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Advance Practice Registered Nurses typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago
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National Average
$85,000
Louisville
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Atlanta
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Cleveland
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Surpassing the national average by 12 percent, Advance Practice Registered Nurses in Hartford receive some of the highest pay in the country. Advance Practice Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries in New Haven (+5 percent) and Chicago (+2 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Louisville (12 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries

National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 28%
Psychiatric
up arrow 17%
Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 17%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
Critical Care
up arrow 2%
Clinical Education
up arrow 2%
National Average
$85,000
Cardiology
up arrow 3%
Oncology
up arrow 4%
Palliative Care
up arrow 4%
Family Practice
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%