Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $84K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners vary widely between $66K and $108K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$65,088 - $102,962
(Median)
$65K
$84K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,485
10%
50%
90%

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$30.35 - $51.73
(Median)
$30
$42
$52
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,088 - $102,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,006  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $8,129  
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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$66,044 - $108,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$30.35 - $51.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $8,129  
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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$66,044 - $108,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Family Nurse Practitioner. Median pay for Family Nurse Practitioners is $80K.

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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Acute Care, Family Practice, and Women's Health are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $83K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $90K. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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 3%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 4%

National Average
$87,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Family Practice
up arrow 2%

Women's Health
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

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: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%
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