November 13, 2009, Newsletter Issue #22: Tips for Negotiating your Nurse Practitioner Salary

Tip of the Week

Getting a nurse practitioner employment offer is exciting news. However, before you sign on the dotted line, make sure to evaluate what your worth. Depending on your level of experience and employment sector, you may have the potential to earn more than the initial offer. Read on to learn tips for negotiating your salary.

Evaluate your experience level. During your first few years of practicing, you can expect to earn $66,960 - $72,461. However, as you gain more experience, your salary range should climb to $85,000 or higher.

Consider the employment sector. Nurse practitioners who work for private practices can expect to earn about $73,593 annually, while those who work for school districts or are self-employed earn $55,000-$66,250. Hospitals often pay the best, at about $76,391 or higher each year.

Partner with a recruiter. Companies that specialize in nursing jobs can help you find positions that meet both your professional and income goals.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Nursing Jobs Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Jolyn Wells-Moran