Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Median pay for Nurse Practitioners in the United States is around $91K annually. Total cash compensation to Nurse Practitioners varies from $74K to $121K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K each. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. Nurse Practitioners who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. Job satisfaction for Nurse Practitioners is high. While close to a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$72,843 - $114,925
$73K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $91,208
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50%
90%

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$37.08 - $63.34
$37
$49
$63
MEDIAN: $48.77
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$0$121K
Salary $72,843 - $114,925
Bonus $998 - $12,358
Profit Sharing $1,003 - $12,880
Commission $10,000
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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$74,034 - $121,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,937
Hourly Data $0$86
Hourly Rate $37.08 - $63.34
Hourly Tips $3.31
Overtime $29.09 - $86.47
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $998 - $12,358
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,003 - $12,880
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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$74,034 - $121,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,030

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Job Description for Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who perform many of the same functions as licensed physicians and generally pursue ongoing education into the post-graduate level of medical study. These practitioners are able to treat and diagnose diseases and conditions and prescribe medicines, and for some insurance companies they serve as primary care providers (PCPs) for patients.

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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks

  • Prescribe medications and therapy measures.
  • Diagnose and treat common acute injuries and illnesses.
  • Conduct complete physicals and counsel patients on health needs and improvements.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of prescribed treatments.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


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Nurse Practitioners may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners on average make about as much as Nurse Practitioners do. Nurse Practitioners most frequently become Family Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners even though median compensation is $12K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Many Nurse Practitioners can be found at United Healthcare Group, Emory Healthcare, Planned Parenthood, Family Practice Group, and OptumHealth, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Nurse Practitioners flock to OptumHealth, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $123K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Nurse Practitioners report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, Emergency Room, Medicine / Surgery, and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Family Practice also know Acute Care. Those proficient in Internal Medicine are, more often than not, also skilled in Geriatrics and Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Practitioner (NP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 2,267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Practitioner (NP) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 816 salaries. An experienced Nurse Practitioner (NP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 723 salaries. A Nurse Practitioner (NP) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 260 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,914

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Nurse Practitioners in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Nurse Practitioners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), Washington (+6 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 10 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Milwaukee and Detroit (3 percent lower).

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Monticello:
"Average NP salary."
Pros: The people I work with and vacation time.
Cons: Inconsistency.

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Key Stats for Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

▲12%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$94,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

▲6%



▲3%

▲3%


▲2%


▲1%



National Average
$94,000


Pediatrics
▼1%

Gynecology
▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%
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