Would you pack your bags and move to a different city if it meant you’d get a great job as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant AND a higher salary?
How far would you go to get an extra $10,000 or $20,000? It depends, right? Housing prices vary widely across the US, as do state income taxes. The true value depends on differences in the cost-of-living between your current location and the one you’re considering. So, the question you should be asking is just how far that extra cash will go for you.
Check out page 8 of our 2018 Advanced Practice Salary Guide for a snapshot of average salaries across the nation:
- In general, the highest salaries in the country are found in the West due to a higher cost of living along the coast.
- Salaries in the Midwest and Northeast are likely to fall around the national average.
- In the Mid-Atlantic region, we often see salaries that are higher than the national average.
- The Southern states (except Texas) are a bit below the national average.
For an inside look at national salary averages for eight Advanced Practice Roles- including starting salaries – download our 2018 Advanced Practice Salary Guide! It’s free when you participate in this year’s anonymous salary survey.
Job Satisfaction is More than Just a Great Salary
When looking for a new job, financial rewards are important. But, a truly satisfying job will also support your career development, allow you to practice to the full extent of your capabilities, and help you achieve your desired quality-of-life.
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Jill Gilliland is President of Melnic an APRN and PA national recruiting company. Jill is a speaker and publicist on areas such as job strategies, branding and marketing, pediatric critical care needs, and additional topics relevant to pediatric nursing and the recruitment business. She has over 12 years of experience in the recruiting industry coupled with a strong sales, healthcare, and technology background. Jill holds a BS degree in Business from the University of Southern California and an MBA from The University of Virginia, Darden Business School. Connect with Jill Gilliland on LinkedIn.