According to the 2017 Vermont Census of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Summary Report, there were 617 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in Vermont—an increase of 82 APRNs from just two years prior. Vermont’s APRNs in 2017 included:
- 498 Nurse Practitioners
- 54 Certified Nurse-Midwives
- 46 Certified Nurse Anesthetists
And while it’s promising that an increasing number of RNs in Vermont are choosing to pursue a career as an APRN, as of 2017, 25% of APRNs in primary care and 30% in specialty care were at least 60 years old.
A greater number of APRNs in Vermont will be needed in the coming years, and to replace the most experienced APRNs, today’s APRNs will need to be highly educated. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), the highest level of clinical education available in nursing, is being chosen as a route to a number of advanced nursing roles, including APRN roles.
In addition to opening up exciting professional opportunities, the DNP comes with its share of economic benefits, as well. According to a 2018 Advance Healthcare Network national survey, DNP-educated nurse practitioners earned, on average, $7,683 more than NPs who had an MSN as their highest degree.
Statewide Salary Data for DNP-Educated APRNs and More in Vermont
DNP-educated nurses in Vermont are recognized for earning top salaries (Vermont Department of Labor, 2018):
- Nurse Administrators: $116,620-$160,760
- Nurse Practitioners: $121,080-$139,800
- Nurse-Midwives: $102,950-$124,940
Salaries for DNP Nurses in Burlington
The Vermont Department of Labor provides salary information for DNP-educated advanced nursing professionals in Burlington (2018):
Nurse Administrators and Executives:
- Burlington: $120,510-$170,290
- Burlington: $120,660-$147,500
An Overview of Hourly Wages for Vermont’s DNP Nurses
A 2019 Medscape Compensation Report revealed that 78% of APRNs enjoy overtime wages, which therefore revealed that these nursing professionals are paid an hourly wage.
The Vermont Department of Labor provides hourly wages for DNP-educated nursing professionals, as of 2018:
- Nurse Practitioners: $58.21-$67.21
- Nurse-Midwives: $49.49-$60.07
- Nurse Administrators and Executives: $56.07-$77.29
Salary and employment data compiled by the Vermont Department of Labor in May of 2018 – (http://www.vtlmi.info/occupation.cfm). 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.