Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

Advance Practice Registered Nurses in the United States take home approximately $91K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women make up the vast majority of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Advance Practice Registered Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$73,238 - $119,410
$73K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,578
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$33.01 - $74.09
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MEDIAN: $46.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,238 - $119,410  
   
Bonus
$760 - $14,933  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$73,077 - $123,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$33.01 - $74.09  
   
Overtime
$12.77 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$760 - $14,933  
   
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).
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$73,077 - $123,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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

  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.

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Advance Practice Registered Nurses' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. On average, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners get paid about the same as Advance Practice Registered Nurses do. Many Advance Practice Registered Nurses advance into roles as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners or Family Nurse Practitioners, but the median salaries are $16K lower and $11K 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 Psychiatric, Psychiatry, and Pain Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 14 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Clinical Education. The majority of those who know Acute Care also know Clinical Education and Cardiology. A tool kit that includes Critical Care also typically contains 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $88K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $99K. Advance Practice Registered Nurses bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $100K.

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Key Stats for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$93,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries

▲25%

Psychiatry
▲14%

Pain Management
▲11%

▲9%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▲7%

Internal Medicine
▲7%

▲3%

▲3%


▲1%

Palliative Care
▼0%

Geriatrics
▼0%

National Average
$93,000

Orthopedics
▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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