Where in the US do full-time advanced practice nurses earn the most?

The "Medscape Nurse Salary Report 2015," released Wednesday, revealed full-time advanced practice nurses — including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists — earn between $95,000 and $170,000, on average.

The Medscape survey includes responses from more than 8,250 nurses, including practical and vocational nurses, registered nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Here is a list of average full-time APN compensation by region, starting with where APNs make the most.

1. West (California and Hawaii) — $120,000

2. Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming) — $108,000

3. South Central (Arkansas, Kansas and Texas) — $105,000

4. Northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont) — $104,000

5. Southwest (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah) — $103,000

6. Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) — $98,000

7. Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) — $98,000

8. Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee) — $95,000

9. North Central (Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota) — $94,000



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