Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

The average Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the United States earns approximately $84K per year. Overall incomes of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners generally bottom out at around $66K and peak near $108K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $8K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$65,088 - $102,621

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$30.35 - $51.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,088 - $102,621  
   
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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$66,044 - $108,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 - $8,016  
   
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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$66,044 - $108,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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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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Survey results show that Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $83K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $90K. For Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $91K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience can earn $94K on average.

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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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
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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