Nurse Practitioner Salaries in Montana - MT
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) classifies advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) with all registered nurses (RN) for salary purposes. This includes nurse practitioners (NP). Therefore, the BLS quotes the average nurse practitioner salary in Montana to be $56,380. However, one would surmise that the average salary for any APRN, including NPs, would be higher due to the advanced graduate education and specialized clinical experience necessary for the position.
Indeed.com, another site that lists salaries of various positions, pinpoints the average nurse practitioner salary in Montana at $95,000. This seems more in keeping with the education and experience required to become an NP in Montana. Specialized NPs may earn more, or less, than this average annual salary. For example, a family practice NP earns about $70,000 in Montana; a cardiology NP earns about $111,000; a NP at a correctional facility can expect about $120,000; a pediatric NP, $98,000; an adult NP, $88,000; and a psychiatric/mental health NP, $96,000. One of the newer specialties in Montana is family psychiatric mental health NP, established because Montana has scored among the top three states for suicide, and surveys indicate that is has been difficult to access primary mental health or psychiatric care here. This position brings an average yearly salary of $111,000.