Np Question Pay!!!

  1. I was wondering what kind of NP makes the most MONEY??? Please help and rank them according to salary.


    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Hmmm - not sure that is possible, since on the coasts, NPs get paid more overall than those of us in the south and midwest as a rule.
  4. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from Hawaii2LasVegas
    I was wondering what kind of NP makes the most MONEY??? Please help and rank them according to salary.


    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Advance for Nurse Practitioners usually publishes an annual report regarding NP salaries in different states as well as different practice settings. I have not been receiving my free issue of late but maybe the articles are available in their website.
  5. by   Scrubz
    Quote from Hawaii2LasVegas
    I was wondering what kind of NP makes the most MONEY??? Please help and rank them according to salary.


    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow, you must really like money..
  6. by   smile123
    Quote from pinoyNP
    Advance for Nurse Practitioners usually publishes an annual report regarding NP salaries in different states as well as different practice settings. I have not been receiving my free issue of late but maybe the articles are available in their website.

    Here's the article from the website of NP's wages for 2005:
    ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners | Editorial

    Geographic Hot Spots
    If salary is your only gauge and you're looking to move where the money is, consider the Pacific and Western regions of the United States, where salaries average more than $80,000 a year (Table 8). More specifically, contemplate California, Arizona or Nevada, where NPs report average salaries of $86,674, $83,986 and $83,754, respectively (Table 9). Across the country, Washington, D.C., is close behind, offering an average annual salary of $83,726. Salary averages for specific cities within certain states are provided in Table 10.

    When considering average salary by urban, suburban and rural settings, nurse practitioners working in cities earn the most-an average of $76,570 per year (Table 11). Practices in suburban areas pay a little less ($74,733), and rural areas once again provided the lowest average salaries to the NPs who work there ($71,725).

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    Note: I would say most NPs are not in it for the money. They like the NP role when caring for their patients. There are nurses who can make more money than NPs when you count the nights, weekends, overtime pay, etc. than NP's. Hope that helps.
  7. by   MJaneP, NP
    As a private practice NP in psychiatry some of my coworkers make 200,000 a year. But we are on the West Coast and we do not work under a physician.

    I work in the Health Department and make around 100,000
  8. by   ladylabor
    Omg MJaneP. What health dept do you work in. I work in a health dept and make around 60k.
  9. by   MJaneP, NP
    I work in Oregon...my base salary was 86,000 - but I work as an on-call manager as well...I should have clarified that.

    Are you in a state where NP's have to work under a physician...I heard that makes a big difference. Most of the NP's that work within public systems here make about 63.00 an hour.
    I actually make quite a bit less than that

    60,000 is highway robbery though - what is your case load like?
  10. by   ladylabor
    I do have to have a collaborative agreement with an MD for my RX other than that no restrictions. I cover four counties in southern ok. Most folks here Still ask when am I gonna finish school and be a PA I have thought a lot about moving to the west coast or another state without RX authority restrictions. If I chose to not write RX I can be without a DR but what's the point.

    The state average is around 80k. I decided to take such low pay in an effort to get my student loans paid for. Hope that works out
  11. by   maziemoo22
    Whoa, 200k a year for a psych np!! Looks like psych is the new CRNA.
  12. by   linearthinker
    You guys will love this: I got a google alert this morning about a job at the health department. There is one NP and s/he is the only provider in the clinic, and is responsible for all clinic activities. Pay is $24 an hour. But hey, state benefits.
  13. by   ladylabor
    Sounds like my job. The only reason I am staying for such a low pay is for loan repayment thru National Health service Corp. It helps to work in a non profit, low access to health care community.
  14. by   linearthinker
    I have heard from my classmates that NHSC positions are actually quite hard to get, so good for you! I think it matter more if you like what you do, where you do it and with whom. At least to me.

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