Nurse practitioner vs. CRNA compensation changes over the last 6 years

Nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists are among the top-recruited specialists in healthcare today. 

Here's how their average pay compares over the last six years, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives." The report includes base salary and does not account for bonuses or benefits. 

 

Nurse practitioner pay

CRNA pay

2021-22

$138,000

$211,000

2020-21

$140,000

$222,000

2019-20

$125,000

$215,000

2018-19

$124,000

$197,000

2017-18

$129,000

$194,000

2016-17

$123,000

$202,000

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