Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salary

An average Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $98K annually. Cash earnings for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners — including $16K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $83K to $125K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Acute Care Nurse Practitioners like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$82,552 - $120,785
$83K
$98K
$120K
MEDIAN: $98,045
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$40.18 - $67.88
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$0$125K
Salary $82,552 - $120,785
Bonus $750 - $15,484
Profit Sharing $2,043 - $13,702
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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$83,020 - $125,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 684
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $40.18 - $67.88
Overtime $15.00 - $99.60
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $750 - $15,484
Profit Sharing $2,043 - $13,702
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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$83,020 - $125,899
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

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Job Description for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) are responsible for promoting the health of patients and providing acute care. They are in charge of administering acute care medicine, performing treatments, and assessing patient needs, vital signs, and other symptoms that could indicate changes in the patient's condition. ACNPs document the patient's care plan using identified diagnoses, following doctor's orders and administrative recommendations to reach expected patient outcomes. They interact with patients and families and explain treatments in a thoughtful manner, and they report their progress to the acute care nurse manager in their organization.

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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Tasks

  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients
  • Administer therapeutic procedures
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients

Common Career Paths for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


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Acute Care Nurse Practitioners who take on a higher-level position such as Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Cardiovascular Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners on average bring home $88K.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


Survey results suggest that Acute Care Nurse Practitioners use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oncology, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Emergency/Trauma and Neuroscience. Most people familiar with Acute Care also know Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Pay by Experience for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 422 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 131 salaries. An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,495

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+7 percent), Philadelphia (+6 percent), Dallas (+1 percent), and Atlanta (+1 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Dayton and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)?

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) in Green Bay:
Pros: My patients appreciate my work.
Cons: The pay I made more as a staff nurse than an NP.

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Key Stats for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

▲9%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$99,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Salaries

Oncology
▲9%

Palliative Care
▲1%

Emergency Medicine
▼0%

National Average
$99,000

▼1%

Critical Care
▼2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼2%

Cardiology
▼2%

Surgery
▼2%

Neuroscience
▼4%

Emergency/Trauma
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%
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