The 2011 National NP Compensation Survey conducted by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners shows NPs in the southeastern United States, including North Carolina, earning an average base salary of $87,653 and an average total income of $96,916 when benefits and bonuses were factored in. Advance for NPs & PAs, a peer reviewed industry journal, conducts an annual salary survey as well. Their 2011 results showed nurse practitioners in Winston-Salem earning an average of $87,175. NPs in Charlotte reported some of the highest incomes in North Carolina, earning $89,753 on average each year.
Registered Nurse Salary
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners Salary
Nursing Instructors and Teachers Salary
Nurse Administrator Salary
(Includes Nurse Managers, Directors, and Chief Nursing Officers)
These tables provide salary and employment information compiled by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2011. The data contained herein does not include self-employed nurses in independent practice.
When responding to the salary survey, some advanced practice registered nurses identified themselves as RNs while others identified themselves as health diagnosing and treating practitioners. When available, both sets of data were included for comparative purposes.
* These figures represent earnings that are at or above $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish earnings beyond $90.00 hourly or $187,199 yearly.