Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Total annual pay for Nurse Practitioners is approximately $93K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — slightly less than three-fifths on average. Overall cash earnings for Nurse Practitioners stretch from $73K on the lower end to $120K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. For the most part, Nurse Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$72,068 - $113,463
$72K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,398
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$36.36 - $63.30
$36
$48
$63
MEDIAN: $48.31
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,068 - $113,463  
   
Bonus
$977 - $14,837  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $19,271  
Commission
$52,500  
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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$73,196 - $120,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,571
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$36.36 - $63.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.31  
Overtime
$19.18 - $86.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$977 - $14,837  
   
Commission
$52,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $19,271  
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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$73,196 - $120,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 881

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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 make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Acute Care Nurse Practitioner position pays around the same amount as the Nurse Practitioner job on average. Nurse Practitioners most frequently advance into Family Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner roles even though the median salaries are $11K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Known for taking on a considerable number of Nurse Practitioners, United Healthcare Group, Emory Healthcare, Planned Parenthood, Family Practice Group, and OptumHealth, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, OptumHealth, Inc. offers the most; Nurse Practitioners earn $123K on average there.

Popular Skills for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, Emergency Room, Medicine / Surgery, and Oncology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. For most people, competency in Family Practice indicates knowledge of Acute Care. People who know Internal Medicine usually also know Geriatrics and Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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


Nurse Practitioners with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $90K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $97K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $101K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $104K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,031

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

Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Nurse Practitioners in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), Washington (+7 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Milwaukee (4 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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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 233 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

▲12%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$93,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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