Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (United States)

A little over a half of Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $81,028 annually on average. Pay starts at $63,295 and can approach $102,158 per year on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 26 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Work is enjoyable for Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$61,083 - $95,170
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MEDIAN: $77,782
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Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$30.89 - $55.14
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$61,083 - $95,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,944  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,139  
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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$63,295 - $102,158  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 567
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.89 - $55.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,944  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,139  
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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$63,295 - $102,158  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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Job Description for Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A pediatrics nurse practitioner (pediatrics NP) is a medical professional who works with patients in a pediatrics ward of a hospital or other medical facility. In many ways, a nurse practitioner may serve as a primary point of contact or primary care provider, usually in close consultation with physicians.
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Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.

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Popular Skills for Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Survey results imply that Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners put a diverse skill set to use. Emergency Room (ER) and Acute Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 5 percent respectively. The majority of those who know Acute Care also know Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Skill sets containing Pediatrics also tend to include Family Practice and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Pay by Experience Level for Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Salaries start at $78K, which grows to $83K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $88K. As Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 14 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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New York
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Philadelphia
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Minneapolis
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Milwaukee
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Chicago
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Baltimore
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Buffalo
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National Average
$81,000
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With a pay rate for Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Pediatrics Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+13 percent), New York (+12 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Minneapolis (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Workers in Boston and St. Louis earn less than others in this profession; their -6 percent and -3 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$81,000

Skills That Affect Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
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Acute Care
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$81,000
Family Practice
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
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