Doctor of Nursing Practice Salary in North Dakota

According to 2018 statistics from the North Dakota Labor Market Information Center, the state’s advanced nursing professionals are enjoying exceptional job growth. The following reveals the projected rise in employment between 2016 and 2026 for these advanced nursing professionals, many of whom hold a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), the highest clinical degree for nurses:

  • Nurse Administrators: 22.2%
  • Nursing Instructors: 22.2%
  • Nurse-Midwives: 100%
  • Nurse Practitioners: 36.4%
  • Nurse Anesthetists: 16.7%

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According to the American Association of College of Nursing, between 2008 and 2017, the number of DNP enrollments jumped 752 percent across the country. And, in 2018, Advance Healthcare Network reported that NPs with a DNP earned 7% more than NPs with a master’s degree, thus highlighting the value of this practice-based doctorate.

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Statewide Salary Data for DNP-Educated APRNs and More in North Dakota

DNP-educated nurses in all their various roles are consistently recognized for earning top salaries (North Dakota Labor Market Information Center, 2018):

  • Nurse Anesthetists: $207,150+
  • Nurse Administrators and Executives: $126,860-$169,840
  • Nurse Practitioners: $120,800-$131,080

Salaries for DNP Nurses in North Dakota’s Major Cities

The North Dakota Labor Market Information Center provides salary information for DNP-educated advanced nursing professionals in the most populated cities in the state (2018):

Nurse Administrators and Executives:

  • Bismarck: $125,420-$169,810
  • Fargo: $131,090-$173,730
  • Grand Forks: $116,890-$151,140

Nursing Instructors:

  • Bismarck: $75,320-$87,460

Nurse Practitioners:

  •  Fargo: $113,700-$125,780

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

A 2019 Medscape Compensation Report found that more than three-quarters (78%) of APRNs are paid overtime for their work, revealing that hourly wages in this field are common.

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The North Dakota Labor Market Information Center provides hourly wages for DPN-educated nursing professionals, as of 2018:

  • Nurse Anesthetists: $99.59+
  • Nurse Administrators: $60.99-$81.66
  • Nurse Practitioners: $58.08-$63.02


Salary and employment data compiled by the North Dakota Labor Market Information Center 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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