Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

The average Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $84K per year. Overall cash earnings for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners stretch from $67K on the lower end to $109K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $90K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners is high. The vast majority (89 percent) of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$65,216 - $102,714
(Median)
$65K
$84K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,328
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$30.74 - $51.57
(Median)
$31
$41
$52
MEDIAN: $41.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,216 - $102,714  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,087  
Profit Sharing
$1,212 - $89,700  
Total Pay (?
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$66,541 - $108,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.74 - $51.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,212 - $89,700  
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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$66,541 - $108,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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Job Description for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) are in charge of providing high-quality, timely care to patients. They are responsible for evaluating patients, managing their needs, and performing procedures as needed. One of the certified registered nurse practitioner's main responsibilities includes performing an appropriate history and physical examination based on the patient's presenting complaint. They document relevant information in the medical record, assess the patient's condition quickly, and help determine the best course of treatment. Some nurse practitioners work with a physician or physicians and must collaborate with them as well.

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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) 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 Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)


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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who transition into an upper level Family Nurse Practitioner position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Family Nurse Practitioner makes $79K a year.

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Job skills reported by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners are limited. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Acute Care, Family Practice, and Women's Health are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Women's Health. Employees educated in Acute Care are typically practiced in Cardiology, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $84K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $90K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $93K.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$87,000

Family Practice
up arrow 2%

Women's Health
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 25%