Nurse Practitioner Salaries in Massachusetts - MA

Because nurse practitioners must complete schooling beyond the undergraduate level, it stands to reason that their salaries would be higher than registered nurses (RNs). As advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), nurse practitioners (NP) have more duties and responsibilities, and are compensated accordingly. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) groups advanced practice RNs, including NPs, among Registered Nurses when compiling salary statistics. Therefore, the BLS’s figure for the average nurse practitioner salary in Massachusetts may not be exact. According to the BLS, the average annual salary for any RN licensed in Massachusetts, including an NP, is $81,780. Massachusetts is the second-highest paying state in which all RNs, including APRNs, may work, per the BLS.

According to salary figures from indeed.com, however, nurse practitioners in Massachusetts make considerably more than the average RN salary published by the BLS. Indeed.com reports that the average NP licensed in Massachusetts makes $96,000 annually. This figure rises with any specialization an NP may have. For example, indeed.com reports the following salaries for specialized NPs in Massachusetts:

  • Nurse Practitioner Correctional Facility:  $121,000
  • Nurse Practitioner Cardiology:  $110,000
  • Nurse Practitioner Primary Care:  $123,000
  • Nurse Practitioner Regional Manager:  $106,000
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner:  $99,000
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner:  $111,000

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