Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, over four-fifths of Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $81,407 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$60,447 - $97,414
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MEDIAN: $79,454
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Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$29.65 - $52.95
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,447 - $97,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $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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$61,466 - $102,012  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,090
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$29.65 - $52.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $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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$61,466 - $102,012  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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Houston
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Chicago
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Washington
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Detroit
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Boston
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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National Average
$81,000
Indianapolis
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Milwaukee
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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like New York, Houston, Chicago, and Washington, top-paying markets where Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners rake in more than the national norm (+17 percent, +12 percent, +7 percent, and +6 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Milwaukee is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Oncology
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Operating Room / OR
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Internal Medicine
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Cardiology
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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pain management
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Acute Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Case Management
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$81,000
Geriatrics
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Family Practice
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Pediatrics
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Gynecology
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Obstetrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 232 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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