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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States pull down an average of $85K per year. Overall cash earnings for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners stretch from $66K 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 tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners are female. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$64,875 - $103,313
(Median)
$65K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,620
10%
50%
90%

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$30.24 - $51.55
(Median)
$30
$41
$52
MEDIAN: $41.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,875 - $103,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,098  
Profit Sharing
$675 - $90,000  
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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$65,807 - $109,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.24 - $51.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.95  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$675 - $90,000  
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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$65,807 - $109,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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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For Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Professional skills reported by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners are few in number. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Acute Care, Family Practice, and Women's Health are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Women's Health.

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

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $84K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners make a median salary of $90K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $94K.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

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 83 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: 47% employee benefits None: 25%
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