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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

The average Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $84K per year. In the world of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $90K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $66K and $109K. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners. Female Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$64,896 - $102,634
(Median)
$65K
$84K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,485
10%
50%
90%

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$30.74 - $51.57
(Median)
$31
$42
$52
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$64,896 - $102,634  
   
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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$66,101 - $108,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.74 - $51.57  
   
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.
)
$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).
)
$66,101 - $108,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $84K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $91K. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $94K.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

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
29%
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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