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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary

Pay for Advance Practice Registered Nurses in the United States sits in the ballpark of $86K annually. In the world of Advance Practice Registered Nurses, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $59K and $116K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most Advance Practice Registered Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more female Advance Practice Registered Nurses who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,234 - $106,435
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,594
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$25.44 - $60.67
(Median)
$25
$41
$61
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,234 - $106,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,958  
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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$59,106 - $116,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.44 - $60.67  
   
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 - $9,958  
   
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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$59,106 - $116,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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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 significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. The two jobs pay about the same 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 $10K 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. People who know Critical Care usually also know Cardiology and Clinical Education. Those proficient in Acute Care are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $85K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. Advance Practice Registered Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $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%


Family Practice
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

Oncology
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
0%

National Average
$87,000

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Palliative Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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