A Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) earns an average salary of $79,656 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) Total Pay (?
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$62,327 - $99,037
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,656
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Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) Total Pay (?
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$31.61 - $53.66
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,327 - $99,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,908  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $10,416  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$64,552 - $105,684  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$31.61 - $53.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,908  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $10,416  
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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$64,552 - $105,684  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,151
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Job Description for Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a specialty certification in family practice. To become a FNP, one must first be licensed as a registered nurse. A minimum of a master’s degree in nursing is required, which generally takes 6 years of continuous studies. Some college programs have begun requiring a minimum of a doctorate degree for entry into practice. Most master’s degree programs have strict requirements for entrance, including experience, volunteer work and excellent references. The program is intense, requiring both classroom and clinical components. It is ideal not to maintain employment for the duration of the program. Family Nurse Practitioners are nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and individually licensed by each individual state board of nursing. The scope of practice of an FNP/ARNP varies by state. In general, an FNP provides primary care services to men, women and children under the supervision of a physician. The FNP role includes assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common conditions, as well as preventative care services. FNPs may order laboratory work, medical tests, and prescriptions. They may also assist physicians during surgery or complicated medical procedures. FNPs work in a variety of settings, including physicians' offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and urgent care clinics. Working conditions are very favorable. Generally, FNPs work a constant schedule of Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nights, holidays and weekends are rare for the FNP. A career as an FNP is a great choice for those interested in both medicine and nursing.
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$83,000
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Experience Affects Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

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$83,000

Skills That Affect Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

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Family Practice
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Gender
Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%
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