Salaries for New Hampshire’s MSN-Educated Nurses

Nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists in New Hampshire are exceptionally well paid compared to their colleagues in the rest of the country. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nurse anesthetists in New Hampshire earned the highest average salary in the country as of 2015. Nurse midwives in New Hampshire were the 5th most highly paid in the country.

Nurse anesthetists in New Hampshire fare well compared to other high level healthcare practitioners in the state. The New Hampshire Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau reported that nurse anesthetists had the 7th highest average salary of any occupation in the state in 2015. Nurse anesthetists earned a higher average wage than dentists and internists that year.

Salary Ranges for MSN-Educated Nurses in New Hampshire

Nurses in New Hampshire with an MSN earned an average salary ranging from $69,067 to $226,616 a year as of 2015 according to the state’s Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau. Experienced MSN-educated nurses earned even higher salaries:

Nurse Career
Experienced
Recent Graduates
Nurse Anesthetists
$245336
$150072
Nurse Midwives
$128024
$85946
Nurse Practitioners
$113298
$79602
Nurse Educators
$78005
$51191

Economic Benefits of Obtaining an MSN in New Hampshire

MSN-educated nurses in New Hampshire earned $29,000 more than nurses who lacked this degree in 2014. RNs rarely possess an MSN, while a master’s degree is required for the licensing of nurse practitioners.

A comparison of the median salary among nurse practitioners with that of RNs demonstrates the economic value that having an MSN can bring. Shown below is an analysis of salary data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2014:

Nurse Area
Difference
RNs Salary
Rochester-Dover
$50520
$59170
Portsmouth
$48420
$64220
Nashua
$34490
$62270
Manchester
$29720
$66870
Northern New Hampshire
$35620
$57110
Other New Hampshire
$29050
$62620

High Job Growth Levels for MSN-Educated Nurses in New Hampshire

The number of jobs for MSN-educated nurses in New Hampshire should increase two to three times faster than the rate for occupations as a whole according to the state’s Economic & Labor Market Information System. This agency predicts that the number of jobs for nurse educators will increase by 32.3% between 2012 and 2022. Advanced practice registered nurses should also see a dramatic increase in the number of jobs during this period:

  • Nurse Practitioners—30.8%
  • Nurse Midwives—29.8%
  • Nurse Anesthetists—21.1%

Nurse Practitioner Salaries Throughout New Hampshire

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provided an expanded analysis of the salaries of nurse practitioners in urban and rural New Hampshire as of 2014. Nurse practitioners in Portsmouth earned the highest average salary:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Manchester NH
100
100740
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
130
105140
Portsmouth NH-ME
30
114130
Rochester-Dover NH-ME
110
110550
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
70
95170
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
110
92260

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