Nurse practitioners made an average of $8,000 more per year in 2013 than they did in 2011.
NP salaries averaged $98,817 in 2013, according to nearly 3,000 responses to the 2013 National Salary Survey of NPs and PAs, an annual survey conducted by ADVANCE for NPs and PAs. That number is up from $93,032 in 2012 and $90,583 in 2011.
Of course, average salary is affected by a large number of factors, and these numbers take into account responses from a wide demographic. NP survey respondents averaged 47 years old with 8.9 years of experience in the field, and 90 percent were women.
The survey also found that the average salary for male NPs was $107,065, while the average for females was $97,797 — a 9.48 percent difference. This was slightly less than the 2012 difference between male and female NP average salary, which was $11,781, or 12.86 percent.
As for patient loads, responses were positive! NPs saw an average of 56.28 patients per week, which is down nearly 10 percent from 62.24 patients per week in 2012. The number of years of experience of NPs, however, also has declined, from 9.3 years in 2012 to the aforementioned 8.9 last year.
Nurse practitioners, how do these numbers stack up against what you’ve seen in the field? Share your thoughts in the comments below!