Salary for Nurse Practitioners

Also known as:  Acupuncturist, Homeopathic Doctor, Hypnotherapist, Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Physician

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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 usually receives a compensation of somewhere between 56000 - 84000 depending on seniority levels. Nurse Practitioners usually get wages of Seventy Seven Thousand Three Hundred dollars annually.

Nurse Practitioners can receive the highest pay in South Carolina, where they can get wages of about $121360. People who work inside these careers can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they receive average job salaries of $96890.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 16.29 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Nurse Practitioners tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $96,890
Public Administration $91,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $90,250
Other Services (except Public Administration) $83,680
Retail Trade $81,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $78,270
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $54,120
Educational Services $65,610
Finance and Insurance $72,880
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,590
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $78,270
Retail Trade $81,390
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