New York’s stellar history of providing some of the most optimal employment prospects to DNP-prepared nurses makes the state an excellent place to develop a career. As an added bonus, states that demand a substantial number of nursing professionals incentivize employers to offer better salaries to encourage staff nurses to return to school to earn advanced degrees.
In 2018, the United States Department of Labor shared the following employment highlights for New York’s advanced practice nurse occupations. These facts exemplify the value placed on nursing professionals with advanced degrees in New York:
- New York’s nurse-midwives have the second highest employment level in the nation, at 450 jobs.
- Nurse practitioners in New York have the highest employment level in the nation, at 13,710.
- New York’s nurse practitioners earn the fifth highest mean salary in the nation, at $120,970.
- New York nursing administrators and executives have the third highest employment level in the nation, at 25,830.
- New York nursing administrators are the second highest mean salary in the nation, at $143,030.
Statewide Salary Data for DNP-Educated APRNs and More in New York
DNP-educated nurses in all their various roles are consistently recognized for earning top salaries (New York State Department of Labor, 2018):
- Nurse Administrators and Executives: $164,210+
- Nursing Educators: $114,680-$154,590
- Nurse Practitioners: $137,270-$164,200
- Nurse Midwives: $126,030-$139,420
Comparing DNP-Educated Nurse Salaries in New York
The New York State Department of Labor provides salary information for DNP-educated advanced nursing professionals in the major cities of the state (2018):
Nurse Administrators and Executives:
- Albany: $128,260-$170,150
- Buffalo: $128,580-$168,640
- New York City: $160,890+
- Rochester: $138,920+
- Syracuse: $128,590-$191,260
- Albany: $77,020-$96,380
- Buffalo: $98,350-$111,800
- New York City: $124,870-$154,880
- Rochester: $103,740-$194,540
- Syracuse: $96,860-$118,580
- Albany: $128,850-$178,380
- Buffalo: $119,480-$129,690
- New York City: $142,470-$165,370
- Ithaca: $102,840-$125,600
- Rochester: $114,870-$128,440
- Syracuse: $118,450-$129,290
- Buffalo: $126,050-$132,590
- New York City: $127,440-$146,220
- Syracuse: $187,630-$207,230
- Rochester: $201,810
- Syracuse: $187,630-$207,230
An Overview of Hourly Wages for DNP-Educated Nurses in New York
A 2019 Medscape Compensation Report found that 78% of APRNs are paid overtime for their work, revealing that hourly wages in this field are quite commonplace.
The New York State Department of Labor provides hourly wages for DPN-educated nursing professionals, as of 2018:
- Nurse Midwives: $60.59-$67.03
- Nurse Practitioners: $66.00-$78.94
- Nurse Administrators: $78.95+
Salary and employment data compiled by the New York State Department of Labor in May of 2018 – (https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/). 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.