Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

The median salary for Nurse Practitioners in the United States is approximately $88K annually, but employers pay the most in San Francisco, offering around $109K on average. Nurse Practitioners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+6 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,245 - $108,775
(Median)
$68K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,507
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50%
90%

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$34.95 - $60.87
(Median)
$35
$46
$61
MEDIAN: $45.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,245 - $108,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,051  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $16,638  
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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$69,584 - $116,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,875
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$34.95 - $60.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $79.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $16,638  
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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$69,584 - $116,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 594
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Adult Nurse Practitioner. The two jobs pay about the same on average. A lot of Nurse Practitioners advance their careers by becoming Family Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners. However, those positions offer $9K less and $13K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Emergency Room, Acute Care, Intensive Care Unit, and Palliative Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Obstetrics. Most people skilled in Acute Care are similarly competent in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nurse Practitioners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $86K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $94K. Nurse Practitioners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $99K. 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 $102K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,890

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Experience Affects Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries




National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries



Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Palliative Care
up arrow 4%

pain management
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
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Oncology
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Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%

Internal Medicine
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Pediatrics
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Geriatrics
0%

Cardiology
0%

National Average
$90,000

Family Practice
up arrow 1%

Gynecology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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