Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

An average Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $91K per year. Cash earnings of Nurse Practitioners can occasionally include $12K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $74K to almost $122K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Women make up the vast majority of Nurse Practitioners (90 percent) who answered the questionnaire. While roughly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The majority of Nurse Practitioners claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$73,218 - $116,122
$73K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,615
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$38.05 - $64.51
$38
$49
$65
MEDIAN: $49.19
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$0$122K
Salary $73,218 - $116,122
Bonus $996 - $14,899
Profit Sharing $1,003 - $13,395
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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$74,580 - $122,611
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,059
Hourly Data $0$88
Hourly Rate $38.05 - $64.51
Hourly Tips $3.31
Overtime $29.19 - $88.59
Annual Data $0$122K
Bonus $996 - $14,899
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,003 - $13,395
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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$74,580 - $122,611
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,066

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


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As Nurse Practitioners transition into upper-level roles like Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners earn the same amount as Nurse Practitioners on average. Many Nurse Practitioners choose to become Family Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $12K less and $17K less, respectively.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


United Healthcare Group, Emory Healthcare, Planned Parenthood, Family Practice Group, and OptumHealth, Inc. are all popular places to work. OptumHealth, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $123K.

Popular Skills for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Nurse Practitioners seem to exploit a large range 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 in pay of 5 percent. Those familiar with Internal Medicine tend to be well versed in Geriatrics and Acute Care. Those proficient in Family Practice are, more often than not, also skilled in 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: $94,502

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

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Nurse Practitioners in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), Washington (+6 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte. Employers also pay below the national average in 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 298 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$95,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

▲5%


▲3%


▲3%



▲1%

▼0%



National Average
$95,000

Gynecology
▼1%


Pediatrics
▼2%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 298 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 22%
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