Salaries for New York’s MSN-Educated Nurses

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According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nurses that earn an MSN degree in preparation for advanced clinical practice are rewarded with much higher salaries. For example, in 2014 the United States Department of Labor reported that New York’s registered nurses with a BSN earned an average annual salary of $77,100. Comparatively, the average annual salaries for MSN-educated advanced practitioners in New York were much higher:

  • Nurse anesthetists: $158,970
  • Nurse midwives: $97,460
  • Nurse practitioners: $104,510

Salary Highlights for New York’s MSN-Educated Nurses

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor reported that New York employers offered some of the highest salaries in the country to MSN-educated nurses. For example:

  • Rochester was the third highest paying metropolitan area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the country. These generously compensated MSN-educated nurses earned an average annual salary of $104,020.
  • The Capital/Northern nonmetropolitan district was the third highest paying nonmetropolitan area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the country. This region awarded postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers an average annual salary of $74,770.
  • The New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ metropolitan division was among the top ten highest paying metropolitan areas for nurse midwives in the country. Nurse midwives practicing here took home an impressive average annual salary of $101,850.

Experience Contributes to Higher Salaries for APRNs and Other MSN-Educated Nurses in New York

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor published the following data for MSN-educated nurses in New York based on their experience in various roles:

Nursing Instructor and Teacher, Postsecondary

  • Recent Graduate: $36,000
  • Mid-career: $71,200
  • Experienced: $133,000

Nurse Anesthetist

  • Recent Graduate: $127,800
  • Mid-career: $157,800
  • Experienced: $187,200+

Nurse Midwife

  • Recent Graduate: $72,200
  • Mid-career: $98,200
  • Experienced: $123,700

Nurse Practitioner

  • Recent Graduate: $76,800
  • Mid-career: $104,100
  • Experienced: $141,400

Nurse Anesthetist Salaries in New York

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor reported that the Nassau-Suffolk, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, and New York-White Plains-Wayne metropolitan areas were the highest paying regions for nurse anesthetists in the state. Nurse anesthetists in these three districts earned an average annual salary of over $160,000:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY
200
144180
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY
Estimate Not Released.
158110
Nassau-Suffolk NY Metropolitan Division
Estimate Not Released.
167750
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-PA
1420
163110
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
520
166080
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown NY
100
143880
Syracuse NY
40
149790

*These salaries are equal to or greater than $90 an hour or $187,199 a year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salary data higher than these values.

A Closer Look at Salaries for New York’s Nurse-Midwives

Nurse midwives in New York typically earn salaries within the range of $70,000-$100,000 annually. The data table found below was first published by the United States Department of Labor in 2014 to provide a detailed breakdown of nurse midwife salaries across several major areas throughout New York:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Nassau-Suffolk NY Metropolitan Division
Estimate Not Released.
97040
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-PA
360
100820
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
260
101850
Syracuse NY
30
71340

Nurse Practitioner Salaries in New York

According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2014 the top paying locations for nurse practitioners in New York included the Nassau-Suffolk, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, and New York-White Plains-Wayne metropolitan regions. These urban divisions awarded nurse practitioners an average annual salary of over $110,000:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY
580
102030
Binghamton NY
130
90470
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY
720
92480
Elmira NY
60
94080
Glens Falls NY
50
88270
Ithaca NY
70
86610
Kingston NY
60
97570
Nassau-Suffolk NY Metropolitan Division
1460
116190
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-PA
8350
110760
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
5510
110690
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown NY
200
102370
Rochester NY
920
87350
Syracuse NY
380
89160
Utica-Rome NY
260
93080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
220
99110
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
160
88310
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
210
88570

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