Doctor of Nursing Practice Salary in Michigan

According to the State of Michigan’s report, Michigan’s Hot 50 – Michigan’s High-Demand, High-Wage Careers, both nurse practitioners and nurse administrators made the list of the state’s occupations with the most impressive outlook through 2026.

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Many times, these advanced practice nursing professionals hold the desirable Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree – the highest level of clinical training available to nurses. The Michigan Public Health Institute’s 2016 Executive Summary, Survey of Michigan Nurses revealed that the DNP remains the degree of choice for those seeking education at the doctorate level. Among nurses with a doctorate degree in nursing, 55.1% held a DNP degree, while just 42% held a PhD.

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Earning a DNP offers an assurance of high salaries, according to the Advance Healthcare Network survey of nurse practitioners in 2018. This national survey identified a 7% increase in the salary of DNP-educated NPs compared to those who held a master’s degree.

Statewide Salary Data for DNP-Educated APNs and More in Michigan

DNP-educated nurses in all their various roles are consistently recognized for earning top salaries (Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, 2018):

  • Nurse Administrators and Executives: $126,130-$191,890
  • Nurse Educators: $100,210-$120,060
  • Nurse Practitioners: $119,830-$130,710
  • Nurse-Midwives: $117,500-$128,520
  • Nurse Anesthetists: $202,860+

Salaries for DNP Nurses in Michigan’s Major Cities

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget provides salary information for DNP-educated advanced nursing professionals in the major cities of the state (2018):

Nurse Administrators and Executives:

  • Ann Arbor: $127,780-$178,880
  • Detroit: $131,230+
  • Flint: $132,480+
  • Grand Rapids: $122,230-$182,900
  • Jackson: $119,860-$148,820
  • Lansing: $139,280-$201,250

Nurse Educators:

  • Ann Arbor: $104,470-$127,220
  • Detroit: $106,970-$123,830
  • Grand Rapids: $92,100-$104,330

Nurse Practitioners:

  • Ann Arbor: $123,060-$130,920
  • Detroit: $121,530-$132,480
  • Flint: $114,350-$126,980
  • Grand Rapids: $112,950-$127,590
  • Jackson: $121,760-$131,690
  • Lansing: $120,630-$130,440

Nurse Midwives:

  • Ann Arbor: $123,810-$131,040
  • Detroit: $106,680-$121,190

Nurse Anesthetists:

  • Detroit: $201,130+
  • Grand Rapids: $179,150-$202,760
  • Lansing: $206,990+

An Overview of Hourly Wages for Michigan’s DNP-Educated Nurses

A 2019 Medscape Compensation Report found that 78% of APRNs are paid overtime, which means these professionals are paid hourly. A look at hourly wages for APRNs can be beneficial, as it may provide a clearer picture of what these professionals can earn, particularly when overtime hours are considered.

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The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget provides hourly wages for DPN-educated nursing professionals, as of 2018:

  • Nurse Anesthetists: $97.53+
  • Nurse-Midwives: $56.49-$61.79
  • Nurse Practitioners: $57.61-$62.84


Salary and employment data compiled by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget in May of 2018 – ( Salary data represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

All salary and job growth data accessed in December 2019.

This page includes salaries that fall within the 75th and 90th percentiles for each nursing role to account for the fact that DNP-educated nurses are recognized as earning more than master’s-prepared nurses in the same roles.

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