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

Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners pull down an average of $80K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners stretch from $62K on the lower end to $103K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. The majority of Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. While close to one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$60,861 - $97,949
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MEDIAN: $79,835
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Entry-Level Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$30.20 - $54.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,861 - $97,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $11,635  
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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$62,243 - $102,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$30.20 - $54.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $75.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $11,635  
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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$62,243 - $102,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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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
$82,000
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Denver
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Indianapolis
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Nashville
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Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners, 21 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Nashville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Indianapolis and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.
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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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Acute Care
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Emergency Room (ER)
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pain management
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Medicine / Surgery
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Case Management
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National Average
$82,000
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
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%