Income For Full-time Nurse Practitioners Up 10%

AANP Releases 2015 National Nurse Practitioner Compensation Survey

Overall compensation for full-time nurse practitioners is on the rise, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), which today released data from its 2015 National Nurse Practitioner Compensation Survey. The findings demonstrate that nurse practitioners who work 35 hours or more per week have seen average base salaries increase 6.3%, rising from $91,310 in 2011 to $97,083 in 2015, with total annual income increasing 10.0%, rising from $98,760 to $108,643. More than 2,200 nurse practitioners participated in the 2015 survey.

The National Nurse Practitioner Compensation Survey has been conducted by AANP periodically since 2007, providing a snapshot of nurse practitioner compensation as it relates to education, experience, region, setting and specialty.

"The 2015 National Nurse Practitioner Compensation Survey is an invaluable resource for nurse practitioners and employers alike to establish fair employment arrangements, based on a variety of factors," said AANP President Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP.

Nurse practitioners provide patients with high quality, comprehensive, patient-centered primary, acute and specialty health care services. In addition to diagnosing and managing acute episodic and chronic illness, nurse practitioners also focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling, guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices. Among their many services, nurse practitioners order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays; diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries; prescribe medications and other treatment; and manage a patient's care.

The full 2015 National Nurse Practitioner Compensation Survey report is free for AANP members. Non-members can purchase the report in the online AANP research store.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of more than 205,000 NPs, including approximately 61,000 individual members and 200 organizations, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. The organization provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NP patients and other health care consumers.

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