APRN pay by the numbers 

Medscape laid out pay statistics for advanced practice registered nurses Nov. 11 in its "APRN Compensation Report 2022."

Medscape surveyed 2,618 advanced practice registered nurses between May 2 and July 26. 

Here's how APRN earnings stack up: 

Nurse practitioner:

Total: $118,000

Base compensation: $111,000

Clinical nurse specialists:

Total: $114,000

Base compensation: $107,000

Certified registered nurse anesthetists:

Total: $217,000

Base compensation: $197,000

Nurse midwives:

Total: $120,000

Base compensation: $111,000

Compensation among salaried APRNs:

NP: $120,000

CNS: $117,000

CRNA: $225,000

NM: $120,000

Change in income from 2020 to 2021:

Increase:

NP: 60 percent

CNS: 59 percent

CRNA: 66 percent

NM: 52 percent

Remain the same:

NP: 29 percent

CNS: 33 percent

CRNA: 26 percent

NM: 38 percent

Decrease:

NP: 11 percent

CNS: 8 percent

CRNA: 8 percent

NM: 10 percent

Do APRNs feel fairly compensated?

NP:

Yes: 48 percent

No: 52 percent

CNS:

Yes: 52 percent

No: 48 percent

CRNA:

Yes: 67 percent

No: 33 percent

NM:

Yes: 51 percent

No: 49 percent

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