Orthopedic NP Salary Guide
How much do orthopedic nurse practitioners (NPs) make? And how does the salary for orthopedic NPs compare across states and between perm and temp work? Let’s get started!
Explore our orthopedic NP salary guide to discover:
- Orthopedic NP Salary
- NP Salary by State
- How Do Orthopedic NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?
- How Much Will Orthopedic NPs Make in 2024?
Looking for orthopedic NP jobs? Check out our open orthopedic NP assignments nationwide.
How Much Do Orthopedic NPs Make?
The average annual orthopedic NP salary is $100,040 per year in the U.S., according to NurseJournal. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for nurse practitioners is growing by 6% over the next decade, faster than the national average, making this a viable employment opportunity.
How Much Do Locum Tenens Orthopedic NPs Make?
Locum tenens orthopedic NPs can make upwards of $114 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 $237,120.
That means locum tenens orthopedic NPs can make up to 137% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm orthopedic NPs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens orthopedic NPs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year.
Furthermore, because locum tenens orthopedic NPs are paid by the hour, the hours they work are directly reflected in their pay, while a salaried orthopedic NPs additional hours may not be reflected in their salary.
Finally, paid time off and insurance may be reflected in the perm orthopedic NPs salary structure, but locum tenens providers do have options when it comes to health insurance.
NPs Salary by State
The most recent state breakdown of NPs salaries 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 was unable to report on orthopedic 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 orthopedic NPs.
How Do Orthopedic NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?
Orthopedic NPs were not listed amongst the NP specialties featured 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 Orthopedic 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 $102,040 in 2024.
Explore Our Open Orthopedic NP Jobs
Ever wanted to visit California? Now you can with this locum tenens opportunity! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in orthopedics to begin coverage immediately. Hours include 7:30a - 4:30p shifts from Mondays - Fridays. The selected locum will be handling pre/post op care, joint injections, biopsies,... View This Job
Another locum tenens opportunity has arrived in Florida! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in orthopedics to begin coverage immediately. Hours include 8a - 5p shifts for 3 days per week. The selected locum will be handling injections, splints, casting, and other orthopedics cases. There is a... View This Job
California is the site of your next locum tenens opportunity! Our client is looking for a nurse practitioner specializing in orthopedics to begin coverage in early March. Hours include 7:30a - 4:30p shifts from Mondays - Fridays. The selected locum will be handling pre/post op care, splints, casts, joint injections,... View This Job
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