Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Salary in Idaho - ID

Psychiatric nurse practitioners not only get more autonomy and in their practice, but they also command better salaries than nurses without graduate level training. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported for some years now that the nursing profession in general is expected to see very good growth in the coming years. The latest statistics made available by the BLS reaffirm this and point out the fact that the number of new jobs for registered nurses (including advanced practice professional nurses such as psychiatric nurse practitioners) would outpace the national average for other occupations by a good margin between 2008 and 2018.

The Idaho Nursing Workforce Advisory Council states that the number of graduate level nurses (including APPNs) is projected to grow from roughly 140 in 2007 to nearly 160 by 2016. These numbers indicate that Idaho is expected to experience good growth in the number of APPNs working in the state.

Currently, www.indeed.com reports that psychiatric nurse practitioners in Idaho fetch a salary of $81,000. Within metro areas of the state including Boise, Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello, Meridian leads the pack with annual salaries reported to be as high as $97,000 as of February 9, 2011.

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