Many BSN registered nurses in Idaho opt to further their careers, and earn larger salaries, by completing a MSN degree. In 2014, the United States Department of Labor found that BSN-educated nurses in Idaho received an average annual salary of $60,320, while MSN-educated nurses such as nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners were paid between $94,040 and $171,340 annually. In that same year, these high salary averages qualified nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners among the Idaho’s top 30 highest paid professionals in the state.
Employment Outlook for MSN-Educated Nurses in Idaho
The United States Department of Labor reported 2012-2022 occupational projections for the following MSN nurse professions in Idaho:
- The number of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers working in Idaho to expand from 270 in 2012 to 370 in 2022. This 38% employment growth is likely to create 10 annual job openings through 2022.
- In 2012 there were 270 nurse anesthetists working in Idaho. By 2022, this number is projected to reach 330, which indicates a 20% occupational growth rate. As a result, nurse anesthetists may experience 10 annual jobs openings through 2022.
- The number of nurse practitioners working in Idaho to swell from 560 in 2012 to 720 by 2022. These projection figures equate to a 30% employment hike, which is anticipated generate 30 annual job openings through 2022.
Jobseeking nurse anesthetists may find especially good job prospects in the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area, as this district held the sixth highest concentration of nurse anesthetist jobs compared to all other metropolitan areas in the country as of 2014. The 340 nurse anesthetists working here at that time received an annual average salary of $170,340.
Salaries for MSN-Educated Nurses in Idaho According to Experience
In 2014, the United States Department of Labor found that MSN nurse salaries in Idaho were largely influenced by an individual worker’s level of experience. For example, here are the experience-based salary averages for major MSN nurse professions through Idaho in that year:
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
- Entry-Level: $23,300
- Mid-Career: $53,800
- Experienced: $81,200
- Entry-Level: $128,700
- Mid-Career: $148,800
- Experienced: $187,200
- Entry-Level: $69,400
- Mid-Career: $91,300
- Experienced: $118,900
Salaries for NPs and Other APRNs throughout Idaho
According to the Idaho Department of Labor, over 40% of state residents lived in the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area in 2014. By 2015, this major cultural region was named the 20th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country. As a result, the need for more education services continues to increase alongside the growing population.
The table below was constructed by the United States Department of Labor in 2014 to provide nurse practitioner salary information for the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area and four other major regions:
In 2014, the federal government released the following salary and wage information for nurse anesthetists working in the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area: