Now that you understand the enormous opportunity and need for experienced nurses, especially those with graduate degrees, let’s take a look at the salary expectations and types of roles available to nurses with advanced degrees.
Here’s What You Could Make as a Nurse with a Graduate Degree
Although salaries for nurses vary from state to state and are dependent on levels of experience, nurses with graduate degrees who work in specialized roles like that of nurse practitioner make on average over $100,000 a year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to Nurse Journal, “the average salary of someone who holds a BSN degree is between $42,343 and $81,768” while the average salary of a nurse with an MSN is “between $62,281 and $195,743.”
Nurse practitioners with a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree make on average $5,000 more annually than their counterparts who only have a master’s degree.