Salary Survey Report

What is the average salary of an advanced practice provider? undertook its Annual Salary and Employment Survey during August and September of 2022. The survey participants encompass physicians and advanced practice providers engaged in locum tenens work, as well as those holding permanent positions. The compensation findings exclusively focus on full-time, permanent employees and take into account their annual salary and bonuses.

To get more detailed insights into APP trends, view the full salary report at, which drills down into data points such as work setting, region, years in practice, employment status and clinician age.

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Average Advanced Practitioner Salary


How does this year's average advanced practice salary compare to other years?

The average advance practice provider’s salary has increased 13% since the beginning of the pandemic, and now resides at its highest point in recent years.

For more insights on the shifting landscape in the U.S. healthcare industry, we encourage you to explore the Future of Work Survey Report on which delves into the current trends affecting advanced practice providers as well as physicians, offering in-depth insights into the evolving nature of their roles and responsibilities.

Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

Average certified nurse anesthetist salary in 2022


How does this year's salary for CRNAs compare to other years?

The average CRNA salary has steadily been increasing over the years, and despite the pandemic, CRNA salary continued to increase, unlike anesthesiologists who reported a decreased salary in 2020. However, more than a third (36%) stated their salary decreased last year due to the pandemic and 37% said they were laid off or furloughed in 2020.

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Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

Average nurse practitioner salary


How does this year's salary for nurse practitioners compare to other years?

The average nurse practitioner’s salary has been steadily climbing for years, and 2022 saw a new high water mark. Contrary to many medical specialties, 35% of NPs stated that their workload actually increased due to COVID-19 (2020). However, burnout accompanied that workload and remains a serious consideration for NPs and other clinicians.

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Physician Assistants (PAs)

Average Physician Assistant salary


How does this year's salary for physician assistants compare to other years?

In 2022, the average physician assistant’s salary returned to its steady increase after drifting downward during the pandemic, beating its previous peak in 2018. During the pandemic, some PAs experienced layoffs and furloughs, and others reported burnout (43% in 2020) and plans for a job change (44% in 2020). As a critical part of the patient experience, the urgent need to create a good work environment and cultivate job satisfaction for PAs cannot be overstated.

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