Salary for Nurse Practitioners

Also known as:  Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner, Family Health Nurse Practitioner

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These registered nurses receive additional graduate education which allows them to gain licensing and certification in order to prescribe medications and work independently of doctors and physicians, although many work in collaboration with these medical professionals. They treat common illnesses, diagnose and treat acute health problems and infections, recommend behavior modification to reduce the risk of illness or injury, and order diagnostic testing as necessary. Although not doctors, they are highly trained medical professionals.

A Nurse Practitioner will normally get salaries ranging from $82,960 and $156,160 depending on levels of tenure. will normally get average salaries of one hundred and fourteen thousand five hundred and ten dollars on a yearly basis.

have the highest average potential salary in California, where they can earn an average salary rate of approximately $145,970. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Wholesale Trade, where they earn job pay of $115,690.

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Nurse Practitioners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
$115,690
Health Care and Social Assistance
$115,030
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$113,400
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$111,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$111,120
Public Administration
$111,100

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$103,700
Educational Services
$106,200
Finance and Insurance
$107,170
Retail Trade
$108,140
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,230
Public Administration
$111,100