Geriatric NP Salary Guide

Ever wonder how much geriatric nurse practitioners (NPs) make? And how does the salary for geriatric NPs compare across states and between perm and temp work? Let’s get find out!

Explore our geriatric NP salary guide to discover:

  • Geriatric NPs Salary
  • NP Salary by State
  • How Do Geriatric NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?
  • How Much Will Geriatric NPs Make in 2024?

Looking for geriatric NP jobs? Check out our open geriatric NP assignments nationwide.

NP salary guide

How Much Do Geriatric NPs Make?

The average annual geriatric NP salary is $69,212 per year in the U.S., according to a survey conducted by NurseJournal. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the population of 65-and-over U.S. citizens has increased over ⅓ in the past decade, increasing the demand for this specialty.

How Much Do Locum Tenens Geriatric NPs Make?

Locum tenens geriatric NPs can make upwards of $92 per hour on average, however, there are many factors that impact rates including location, years of experience, and the level of demand.

If you were to extrapolate that rate over a year (at 40 hours per week), the average locum salary comes out to around $191,360

That means locum tenens geriatric NPs can make up to 176% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm geriatric NPs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens geriatric NPs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

Furthermore, because locum tenens geriatric NPs are paid by the hour, the hours they work are directly reflected in their pay, while a salaried geriatric NPs additional hours may not be reflected in their salary.

Finally, paid time off and insurance may be reflected in the perm geriatric NPs salary structure, but locum tenens providers do have options when it comes to health insurance

NP Salary by State

The most recent state breakdown of NPs comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, though the BLS was not able to collect enough data for all 50 states. While the BLS did not record data for geriatric NPs specifically, the top 5 highest paying states for NPs salary are:

  • California (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • New Jersey (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • Massachusetts (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • Oregon (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)
  • Nevada (Average NP Salary between $125,780-$158,130)

This information can provide insight into the possible highest paying states for geriatric NPs.

How Do Geriatric NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?

Geriatric NPs were not featured amongst the NP specialties listed on the 2021 Becker’s Hospital Review report. The top 5 highest paid NP specialties report an annual income over $128,480.

How Much Will Geriatric NPs Make in 2024?

According to the Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report, the average nurse increased their earnings by $2000 this past year. If this trend continues, the average family practice NP can expect to make $71,212 in 2024.

Find Your Next Geriatric NP Job with Barton

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We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle licensing, credentialing, and travel arrangements before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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