Becoming a nurse practitioner (NP), certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) takes a lot of hard work and dedication, and Minnesota’s advancing RNs are glad to accept that challenge. Native Minnesotans don’t even blink in the face of unrelenting winter weather, bringing a unique kind of resolve to everything they do.
That comes in handy when you’re a nurse gearing up for an advanced practice internship on the other side of the state, commuting to work in downtown Minneapolis in the middle of February or helping a patient through the most difficult health episode of their life. It’s all in a day’s work for Minnesota’s advanced practice nurses, and thankfully that work comes with a respectable paycheck.
Minnesota’s NPs, CNMs and CRNAs work hard for the patients they care for, and earn every penny of the salaries they take home.
Salaries for NPs, CNMs, and CRNAs in Minnesota’s Major Metropolitan and Non-Metro Areas
Nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and nurse-midwives all work in distinct roles, and had to complete specialized training in those roles in order to be nationally certified for the unique skillset each one has. But what they have in common is that all three hold a master’s degree at minimum, and all are classified as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
With that kind of advanced training and licensure comes a respectable level of compensation in Minnesota, with all three earning average annual salaries that clear the six-figure mark:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses are in Demand in Minnesota
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics refers to ProjectionsCentral for state-level job growth projections. This US Department of Labor sponsored resource collects data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to show what kind of job growth is expected in Minnesota for nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and nurse anesthetists over the ten-year projection period leading up to 2028. Here’s what the latest information revealed.
- Nurse anesthetists – With a 19.2% job growth rate in Minnesota, an average of 150 annual openings are expected
- Nurse midwives – With a 17.9% job growth rate in Minnesota, an average of 20 annual openings are expected
- Nurse Practitioners – With a 23% job growth rate in Minnesota, an average of 330 annual openings are expected
Annual openings reflect both jobs being added and openings that result from nurses transitioning out of the nursing workforce due to retirement and normal attrition.
Data sourced from the US Department of Labor sponsored resource ProjectionsCentral, which is the source the US Bureau of Labor Statistics refers to for state job growth information. Figures represent state data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed September 2021.
Salaries for Nurse Practitioners in Urban and Rural Areas of Minnesota
Shown here are the salaries for Minnesota-based nurse practitioners in Duluth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Bloomington, Rochester and in non-metro areas throughout the state as of 2020:
Nurse Anesthetist Salaries Throughout Minnesota
Shown here are the salaries for Minnesota-based nurse anesthetists in Duluth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Bloomington, Rochester and in non-metro areas throughout the state as of 2020:
Salaries for Nurse Midwives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Area
Shown below is a detailed analysis of the salaries for nurse midwives in the Minneapolis area:
May 2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics job market and salary figures for Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse-Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners reflect state data not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed September 2021.