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.
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).
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.