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

A relatively young group of workers, more than three-quarters of Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this young group is around $81,407 annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $9,875 and $10,304, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $60,447 or peak near $97,414. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and 44 percent get vision plans. Most Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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National Average
$81,000
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Milwaukee
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For Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Houston, Chicago, and Washington, where Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners typically earn around 17 percent, 12 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent more than usual. The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Milwaukee.

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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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
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Common Health Benefits

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