Nurse Practitioner Salaries in Rhode Island - RI
The AANP conducted a 2010 survey of nurse practitioners and reported an impressive 13,562 respondents. They noted that those in the New England region had higher than average salaries, behind only the far western part of the nation. Nationally those at the 25th percentile reported $39.00 per hour and those at the 75th reported $50.00. Various factors determined earnings. Total income (including bonuses) was about $10,000 higher for those with 16 - 20 years of experience than for those with just 1 - 5 years in the field. Those with a nursing doctorate had wages about four dollars an hour higher than those with a master's in nursing.
Nurse practitioners enjoy salaries higher than those of most registered nurses. Indeed, salary is one reason a registered nurse may pursue advanced training. While the BLS does not list salaries for NPs, it does tell what RNs at the 50th and 90th percentile are making in different metropolitan regions. While there is no guarantee of wages, nurses with high levels of education are nationwide more likely to be found in that upper 10%.
For Rhode Island as a whole, the mean wage for an RN is $69,470. 10% earn more than $89,960 per year. Prospects look good for nurse practitioners in Rhode Island cities like Providence, Warwick, Cranston and Pawtucket.