Most Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $86K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,186 - $109,510
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MEDIAN: $85,885
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$34.69 - $51.91
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MEDIAN: $43.67
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$67,186 - $109,510  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $39,149  
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$68,418 - $111,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Hourly Rate
$34.69 - $51.91  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,021 - $39,149  
   
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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$68,418 - $111,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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

  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.

Common Career Paths for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)


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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners sometimes move into a Nurse Practitioner role, where the salary is similar. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners most often move into positions as Family Nurse Practitioners or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners. Family Nurse Practitioners actually earn $6K less on average, however, and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners earn $10K less per year than Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners do.

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

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


For many Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $89K. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $100K.

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Key Stats for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$88,000


Skills That Affect Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 6%


National Average
$88,000


Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Women's Health
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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