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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salary

Average Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States make around $84K annually. Total cash compensation to Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners bottoms out near $66K and approaches $109K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $90K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part.
$65,332 - $102,525
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MEDIAN: $84,496
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$30.29 - $51.82
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,332 - $102,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,090  
Profit Sharing
$1,212 - $89,700  
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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$66,494 - $109,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$30.29 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.09  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,212 - $89,700  
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).
)
$66,494 - $109,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
United States (change)

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 transition into an upper level Family Nurse Practitioner position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Family Nurse Practitioner makes $79K a year.

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Job skills reported by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners are limited. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Family Practice, Acute Care, 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Acute Care to be familiar with Cardiology as well.

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

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $91K. Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $92K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

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%

Family Practice
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$87,000

Women's Health
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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