Wound Care NP Salary Guide

How much do wound care nurse practitioners (NPs) make? And how does the salary for wound care NPs compare across states and between perm and temp work? Follow along to learn more!

Explore our wound care NP salary guide to discover:

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

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NP salary guide

How Much Do Wound Care NPs Make?

According to NurseProcess.org, the average annual salary for occupational medicine NPs is $114,504. The Bureau of U.S. Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for nurse practitioners will increase by 38% over the next decade, making this a high in demand career path. 

How Much Do Locum Tenens Wound Care NPs Make?

Locum tenens wound care NPs can make upwards of $79 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 $164,320

That means locum tenens wound care NPs can make up to 43% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm wound care NPs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens wound care NPs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

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

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

Wound Care 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 wound care 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 wound care NPs.

How Do Wound Care NP Salaries Compare Against Other NP Specialties?

Wound care 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 Wound Care 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 $116,504 in 2024. 

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