Salaries for Utah’s MSN-Educated Nurses

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The Utah Department of Workforce Services assigned a 5 star rating to the professions of nurse practitioners and nurse educators. This designation indicates that these professions combine the strongest employment outlook of occupations in Utah with high wages. This Department assigned a 4 star rating to nurse anesthetists. This standard indicates that nurse anesthetists in Utah have a good employment outlook and relatively high wages.

The Department provided the salaries of three nursing professions that require an MSN as of 2015:

Nurse Anesthetists

  • Median–$122,340
  • Inexperienced–$108,850

Nurse Practitioners

  • Median–$91,840
  • Inexperienced–$70,730

Nurse Educators

  • Median–$70,680
  • Inexperienced–$48,080

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provided information on the salaries of nurse midwives in Utah as of 2014. The median salary among nurse midwives in Utah was $79,910. Nurse midwives in Utah in the bottom 10% (typically inexperienced) earned an average salary of $42,370.

MSN-Educated Nurses in Utah Earn At Least $29,000 More than Those with a Lesser Degree

Nearly 86% of nurse practitioners had a master’s degree in 2014 according to the Advance Healthcare Network. In contrast, very few RNs have earned an MSN. Comparing the median salary among nurse practitioners with the median salary among RNs demonstrates the financial advantages of earning an MSN:

Utah Area
Difference
RN Salary
Logan
$49970
$55950
George
$40680
$56940
Provo-Orem
$34370
$57230
Ogden-Clearfield
$32170$90
$58520
Salt Lake City
$29980
$62080
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$29700
$55020

The Utah Department of Workforce Services predicts an increase in the number of jobs for nurse educators of 5.5% a year between 2012 and 2022. This analysis predicts a 4.7% annual increase in the number of jobs for nurse practitioners. The number of nurse anesthetists should increase by 3.9% a year.

Salary Analysis for Nurse Practitioners in Utah

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provided a detailed analysis of the salaries of nurse practitioners throughout Utah as of 2014. Nurse practitioners in Logan earned an average salary that was substantially higher than that of NPs in other parts of Utah:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Logan UT-ID
Estimate not released
108630
Ogden-Clearfield UT
210
91520
Provo-Orem UT
240
91080
St. George UT
50
92050
Salt Lake City UT
830
93440
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
40
94550

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

Salaries for Nurse Anesthetists in Salt Lake City

Shown below is a detailed analysis of the salaries of nurse anesthetists employed in Salt Lake City as of 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Salt Lake City UT
Estimate not released
139510

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

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