Advance Practice Registered Nurses in the United States take home an average $90K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Advance Practice Registered Nurses who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — approximately one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$72,406 - $118,191
(Median)
$72K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,112
10%
50%
90%

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$31.52 - $65.50
(Median)
$32
$44
$65
MEDIAN: $44.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,406 - $118,191  
   
Bonus
$962 - $14,758  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$70,700 - $121,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 329
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$31.52 - $65.50  
   
Overtime
$31.32 - $84.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$962 - $14,758  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$70,700 - $121,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners on average make about as much as Advance Practice Registered Nurses do. Advance Practice Registered Nurses most frequently advance into Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner roles even though the median salaries are $15K lower and $10K 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 Psychiatric, Psychiatry, and Pain Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 16 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Clinical Education. Those educated in Acute Care tend to be well versed in Clinical Education and Cardiology. Most people who know 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.


For many Advance Practice Registered Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $87K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $96K. For Advance Practice Registered Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $99K.

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Experience Affects Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries




National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salaries


Psychiatry
up arrow 16%

Pain Management
up arrow 11%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 9%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 8%

Oncology
up arrow 7%


Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Palliative Care
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Family Practice
0%

National Average
$92,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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