Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

Average Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States make around $84K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $8K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $66K and hits $108K on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. There are far more female Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. For the most part, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$65,166 - $102,884
(Median)
$65K
$84K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,283
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$30.29 - $51.75
(Median)
$30
$42
$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
$65,166 - $102,884  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,016  
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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$66,091 - $108,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$30.29 - $51.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,016  
   
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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$66,091 - $108,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.


For Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $83K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $90K. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 4%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
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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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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