I originally wrote this post for The Barton Blog. Read the entire article on their site, and check out the open locum tenens nurse practitioner positions. :)
Most employers play their cards close to their vests when negotiating salary and benefits. If you are a nurse practitioner (NP) who is approaching a new position, it is typically your responsibility to negotiate a fair wage. Well, fortunately, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recently published their fourth iteration of the National Nurse Practitioner Compensation Survey, which includes salary and employment benefits data on NPs across all specialties and practice settings in the United States. Now, nurse practitioners can use this information to ensure they are receiving a fair wage, and if not, to open a dialogue with the leadership at their organization.
This study surveyed 34,425 NPs across the United States regarding their compensation and benefit packages as it relates to their education, experience, region, setting, and specialty.
Without a doubt, this survey can help nurse practitioners start a dialogue with their hiring managers about their annual income and benefits packages. I urge my fellow nurse practitioners to use this survey to negotiate fair wages for themselves. Click HERE to send a Thank You tweet to the AANP for conducting the latest nurse practitioner compensation and benefits survey!
Continue reading on The Barton Blog. Spoiler alert: the average total income for nurse practitioners in the U.S. is $108,000, with the two highest paid specialities being psychiatry ($132,000/year) and neonatology ($123,000)