Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners can expect to earn an average of $82K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $64K to approximately $106K. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The vast majority of Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,000 - $100,137
(Median)
$63K
$82K
$100K
MEDIAN: $81,516
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90%

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$30.49 - $55.58
(Median)
$30
$42
$56
MEDIAN: $41.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,000 - $100,137  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,840  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $16,483  
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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$64,084 - $105,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 948
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$30.49 - $55.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,840  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $16,483  
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).
)
$64,084 - $105,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%

Oncology
up arrow 5%

pain management
up arrow 4%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$84,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Gynecology
up arrow 6%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Obstetrics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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