Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

The average Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the United States earns approximately $85K annually. Overall incomes of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners generally bottom out at around $67K and peak near $109K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $8K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority (89 percent) of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,430 - $103,748
(Median)
$66K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,700
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$31.41 - $51.83
(Median)
$31
$43
$52
MEDIAN: $42.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,430 - $103,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,008  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $8,109  
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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$67,482 - $108,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$31.41 - $51.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $8,109  
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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$67,482 - $108,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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 go on to become Family Nurse Practitioners may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Family Nurse Practitioner, an upper-level role, pays $81K.

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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 and Family Practice.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $83K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $90K. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $92K. 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 $95K.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 6%

National Average
$88,000

Acute Care
up arrow 2%


Women's Health
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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