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Salary Survey: How to Make $25,000 More as an NP or PA

Posted on November 1, 2018   |   by   |   Job Seekers, Salary for APRNs and PAs

Salary Survey Overview: Over the first ten years of your career, it’s likely that your annual salary will grow by $25,000 – $30,000 if you’re a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

Wondering when your skills and clinical experience will pay off? Let’s break down all the increases you can look forward to.

NP PA Salary with Experience InfographicOur 2018 Advanced Practice Salary Guide surveyed over 970 APRNs and PAs from across the country. The aggregated data suggests that APRNs and PAs, trend toward the following incremental increases, regardless of specialty area.

  • During the first two years on the job, expect your salary to go up by $3,000
  • As you reach five years of experience, your salary could grow by an additional $6,000
  • Between five and ten years of experience, you can look forward to $10,000 more
  • Then, with ten years experience, you can expect an additional $8,000 to be added to your salary

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.

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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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