Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Highest Paid Specialties and Regions

Utilizing data from SullivanCotter’s 2022 Advanced Practice Provider Compensation and Productivity Survey, Becker’s Hospital Review has listed the top 20 highest-paid specialties for both nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It has also listed median total cash compensation by region.

This year’s report reflects total cash compensation data from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021, and includes information from nearly 700 organizations on more than 100,000 individual APPs.

The survey also provides detailed insight into CRNA compensation and pay practices. As the demand for the anesthesiology workforce continues to increase but provider supply remains flat or even starts to decline, hospitals and health systems are looking to reevaluate their CRNA compensation programs in order to remain competitive and address challenges related to recruitment and retention.

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