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Family Nurse Practitioner Salaries in Washington - WA

Average family nurse practitioner salaries in Washington are about 11 percent lower than the national average, at $82,000 annually as of January 2011.  However, this figure is higher than it was in January 2009.  Various factors influence salaries, including the location and type of nursing facility, the number of years of experience a family nurse practitioner (FNP) has, along with his or her level of training.  While most general FNPs in Washington state earn between $62,000 to $94,000 annually, some primary care and lead FNPs go over the six-figure mark, earning within the range of $109,000 to $225,000. 

Reviewing actual job listings, current as of January 2011, may provide insight into how the influential determinants mentioned above can affect FNP salaries.  A community health center in central Washington posted an opening for an FNP and welcomed new graduates, with a minimum salary starting at $70,000.  In contrast, a Seattle-based family practice and outpatient clinic posted an FNP position beginning at $45/hour, representing an annual full time salary of $93,600.  Responsibilities included seeing between 15-20 patients daily, Monday through Friday, between 8am-5pm.  Another FNP opening in a Spokane medical facility offered a salary, commensurate with experience, in a range from $73,000 to $104,000. 

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring family nurse practitioners in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane and Bellevue, Washington may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of careers with some of the best hospitals and healthcare facilities in the country including the University of Washington Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

Job data has been provided for information purposes only and in no way represents a job offer or assurance of employment.

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