12 statistics to know about nursing salaries, practice settings

Advanced practice registered nurses earn the most on the East and West Coasts, according to Medscape's 2019 APRN compensation report.

Medscape fielded responses from 3,545 APRNs to compile its report, including 2,001 nurse practitioners, 460 certified registered nurse anesthetists, 626 clinical nurse specialists and 458 nurse midwives.

Twelve statistics to know:

How gross income for APRNs compares between regions

1. Pacific (includes Alaska and Hawaii): $130,000
2. New England: $121,000
3. West South Central: $119,000
4. Mountain: $118,000
5. South Atlantic: $118,000
6. East North Central: $116,000
7. Mid Atlantic: $115,000
8. East South Central: $115,000
9. West North Central: $112,000

How income compares between practice settings

10. Employed by a medical group or hospital: $118,000
11. Employed by private practice: $103,000
12. Self-employed/independent contractor: $124,00

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