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

Earnings for Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners typically come in at around $79K annually. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners generally bottom out at around $61K and peak near $102K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. In this field, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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
(Median)
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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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MEDIAN: $40
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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  
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  
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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Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners, 21 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Houston, Chicago, and Washington, where Entry-Level Nurse Practitioners annually earn 17 percent, 12 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent more than the national average. With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Milwaukee is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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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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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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Extremely satisfied
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%