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Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Salary

How much do Critical Care NPs make?

What is the salary of a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in June of 2019. Survey respondents represent Critical Care Nurse Practitioners who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average Critical Care NP salary in 2018

$134,850

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender

Seventy five percent of Critical Care Nurse Practitioners are female.

LocumTenens.com Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Male Salary

Male

25%
LocumTenens.com Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Female Salary

Female

75%

Where do Critical Care NPs work?

These are three of the top work settings for Critical Care Nurse Practitioners in 2018.

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

81%

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Clinic or Community Center

Government

4%

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Group practice

Group practice 

4%

How much vacation time does a Critical Care NP receive?

On average, full-time employed Critical Care Nurse Practitioners received 19 paid vacation days in 2018. Some of these Critical Care NPs didn't take all their earned time, leading it to expire at the end of the year. Curious about how much money those particular NPs let go to waste by not using them before the end of the year? We calculated the average earnings those NPs might have made by doing locum tenens in those unused days.

Anesthesiology Salary Survey - Vacation Days

Paid vacation days

19

How old are Critical Care Nurse Practitioners?

Almost half of respondents are from Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1980).

Job Outlook

The future: What’s in store for locum tenens

Next job change

Almost 60% of respondents have no plans to make a job change.

Considering locum tenens

Seventy three percent of respondents said they had not worked locum tenens last year but would consider it in the future. 

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Respondent demographics

Critical Care Nurse Practitioners who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

Opinions about Healthcare Consolidation

Physician and Advanced Practitioners weigh in on Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions have been especially prevalent in the healthcare industry over the past few years. In this year's Compensation and Employment Survey, 41 percent of physicians and advanced practitioners disclosed they had been employed at an organization where there was a merger or acquisition. The motivation behind these types of healthcare consolidations typically involves a combination of the following: improving quality of care for patients and making additional resources and expertise available to staff, all while reducing costs.

More than 41 percent of clinicians acknowledged that consolidation brought their organization increased access to additional resources, technology and expertise. However, when asked if they felt valued by the larger organization post consolidation, a staggering 48 percent of providers indicated they disagreed, with 27 percent of these respondents strongly disagreeing.

Have you ever been employed at a facility where there was a merger or acquisition?

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 52% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 6% Unsure

Due to the merger or acquisition, were any members of the medical staff laid off?

No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 48% Yes
Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 36% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 16% Unsure

Due to the merger or acquisition, how were you affected by the layoff?

How long did it take to integrate and unify the facilities involved in the new partnership?

"It helps patients as we will now have specialties we didn't previously have, so patients don't have to travel so far" -NP Neurologist from Northeast

In my experience with healthcare consolidation, the cost of care for our patients has decreased.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 14% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 43% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 43% Unsure

In my experience with healthcare consolidation, the quality of care we provide has increased.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 23% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 35% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% Unsure

"It leads to fewer choices of physicians (out of network) and increased confusion about patient bills or appropriate contact people for information" - Hospitalist from Southwest

In my experience with healthcare consolidation, my hospital or practice has gained access to additional resources, technology and expertise.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 19% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 39% Unsure

Post consolidation, we've become more efficient as an organization.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 20% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 36% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 44% Unsure

In my consolidation experience, our leaders paid specific attention to and placed value on shared culture.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 19% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 39% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 42% Unsure

Post consolidation, I feel I am valued by the larger organization.

Yes icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 14% Yes
No icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 48% No
Unsure icon - LocumTenens.com Annual Salary Survey 38% Unsure

"There is a loss of culture and a lack of genuine care of employees" - Ophthalmologist from the southeast

Methodology

Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 150,000 healthcare professionals in August 2019. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. There was a total of 3,580 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states. Physician respondents included those from 15 medical/surgical specialties: radiology; psychiatry; family practice; critical care; neurology; obstetrics/gynecology; pediatrics; anesthesiology; general surgery; orthopedic surgery; urology; cardiology; hospitalist; internal medicine; and emergency medicine. Advanced practitioner respondents included those from eight medical specialties: emergency medicine physician assistants; primary care physician assistants; critical care nurse practitioners; psychiatric nurse practitioners; emergency medicine nurse practitioners; primary care nurse practitioners; hospitalist nurse practitioners; and CRNAs.

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