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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) is $82,314 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$62,992 - $102,382
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MEDIAN: $82,313
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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$31.07 - $56.81
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,992 - $102,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,304  
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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$64,472 - $108,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,738
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$31.07 - $56.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,869  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $10,304  
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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$64,472 - $108,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 607
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Job Description for Nurse Practitioner (NP)

An advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who holds a master's degree in nursing. To become a nurse practitioner requires a minimum of 6 years of education, part of which includes hands-on didactic training. A national certification exam in the ARNP's specialty area must be passed, and state licensing must be obtained before a nurse practitioner may legally practice. Specialty areas available to the ARNP include but are not limited to: acute care, psychiatry, pediatric and women's health nursing. ARNPs generally work under a supervising physician; however, some states allow ARNPs to work independently. The work of a nurse practitioner generally includes performing a health assessment, diagnosing health disorders, prescribing medications as indicated, and following and managing patients over a life span. ARNPs complete physical exams and may order and interpret laboratory, radiologic and other diagnostic tests as needed to diagnose and treat a patient in conjunction with the physician. ARNPs may also order medications and other therapeutic procedures as needed. ARNPs serve to educate patients and promote health. Some nurse practitioners also serve as first assistants to the supervising physician during surgical and medical procedures. Nurse practitioners may work with a variety of patient populations, including pediatric, adult and elderly clients. Practice settings can include inpatient and outpatient health clinics, hospitals, jails and prisons, and private practice offices. Working conditions can include contact with contagious diseases and bodily fluids. Working hours are generally weekdays, but may include nights, weekends and holidays, as needed. With the increased access to medical care, the role of the nurse practitioner as a provider has increased.
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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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$85,000
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Experience Affects Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

National Average
$85,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Internal Medicine
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Oncology
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Operating Room / OR
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Acute Care
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Geriatrics
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Medicine / Surgery
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Cardiology
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Case Management
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National Average
$85,000
Family Practice
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Gynecology
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 492 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%