Practice setting

In a near duplication of last year’s results, office-based NPs (Table 5) and PAs (Table 6) were best represented in our survey. While hospital-based NPs earned higher salaries than office-based NPs, the opposite was true for PAs.

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Practice location

Urban clinicians earned slightly higher salaries than their suburban and rural counterparts. Among NP respondents, 40.8% described their work environment as urban (average salary $91,295), 35.0% as suburban (average salary $87,561), and 24.2% as rural (average salary $85,579). The PA audience broke down as 40.7% urban (average salary $96,087), 40.4% suburban (average salary $94,734), and 18.9% rural (average salary $95,042).

Job mobility

The proportion of NPs (Figure 3) and PAs (Figure 4) who move from job to job throughout the week was nearly ­identical to what was shown in last year’s survey.

History and the future

Overall, clinicians remain optimistic about their financial future. In a slight uptick from last year’s results, just over 46% of NPs (Figure 5) and 50% of PAs (Figure 6) reported an increase in income over last year.