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NP Salaries Continue to Rise

2014 National Salary Survey Results

Professional Issues
As in their practice scope and public stature, nurse practitioners made further strides in salary in 2014. According to the National Salary Survey of Nurse Practitioners, conducted annually by Nurse Practitioner Perspective and ADVANCE for NPs & PAs, full-time salaries for nurse practitioners rose by an average of almost $3,000 last year.

We conducted our annual survey using an online questionnaire created and processed on the Fluid Surveys platform. Fluid Surveys specializes in online data collection.

The survey was live from June 1 through Nov. 30, 2014, and collected 1,836 responses from practicing NPs. Because the survey is focused on NPs, respondents who self-identified as nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists or clinical nurse specialists were not tabulated.

ADVANCE has gathered salary data on nurse practitioners since 1997. In that year, the average full-time salary for an NP was $52,532.

Salary Results
Our survey determined that in 2014, the average nurse practitioner working full time earned a salary of $101,621. Compared to 2013 earnings, full-time salaries for NPs rose by $2,804 - an increase of 2.8%.

For NPs working part time or being paid an hourly rate, the increase in pay was 7.02% - an increase of $3.61 per hour from 2013. NPs who are paid hourly reported earning $55.02 per hour in 2014.

See the table for an overview of this data and how it compares to national averages over the past 5 years.

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Experience Changes
The average number of years in practice decreased from 8.9 in 2013 to 7.29 in 2014, reflecting the rapid rise of new NP graduates entering the profession.

Our past surveys had collected information about gender and age, but an error in survey design prevented our ability to accurately capture this information in 2014. We will collect more complete demographic data on respondents in the 2015 survey.

What's Next?
We will share additional data from the 2014 National Salary Survey of Nurse Practitioners on our website in February, March and April. Visit often to view and download detailed reports on salary by practice setting, state and academic degree.

To receive notification of these focused reports as they become available, sign up for our free e-newsletter using the form posted in the upper right corner of our homepage.

A Note About Privacy
Nurse Practitioner Perspective values reader and respondent privacy, and we will never share or inappropriately use personal data obtained during the salary survey data collection process.

We collect city, state, geographic setting and specialty information to present an accurate view of the demographics of the respondents. Our goal is to provide the most accurate and representative data about salary and workplace issues for NPs.

We thank the respondents who took the time to complete the 2014 survey, and we hope for even higher participation in 2015. Please share these results with your colleagues and encourage them to participate in our next annual salary survey. Data collection for the 2015 survey opens June 1 at

Kristen Hopf is a freelance writer who lives in Denver.


NP here. While I sympathize with all of your complaints, I have one question to ask. Why don't you all apply and go to medical school to earn the salary and practicing authority as a physician? Oh wait, it's because you guys were not qualified for it or simply didn't want to make the sacrifice of spending 4 years of learning and an additional 3 years of training. We knowingly took the shortcut and became NPs. My online course was all about writing papers, fluffy materials, and we even had open book exams. I know my place in this field and I acknowledged the education that physicians have over us. I am happy with my salary working in primary care. If I was greedy and wanted a physicians salary, I would have went to medical school. Unfortunately, I was not cut out for it because of my scores and I accept it.

Ryan May 25, 2016

I am a new grad and I was offered a contract that does not look nothing appealing to me. I know that to pay a lawyer to review and make changes to my contract it will be very expensive. Any a dice what to do?


Norka Perez,  ARNPMarch 08, 2016
Brooklyn, NY

I completely agree with Terri Squires, Alex Genty, and Don. 33% of what you produce, & 180K starting base for specialties. Why are we collectively leaving this money on the table? 100K is to low, even for newbies. New doctors don't accept that. They bill for our services, and make significant money off of us. My specialty is Family Practice, boarded with ANCC, willing to go rural, and they offered 100K base. No thanks. I made more as a critical care traveler RN.

LATANYUA March 03, 2016

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