Not too long ago, we reported that physician assistants practicing in urgent care are among the most well-compensated PAs in the U.S. healthcare workforce. Now, with the release of more data in the 2022 Advanced Practice Provider Compensation and Productivity Survey as reported by Becker’s Hospital Review from SullivanCotter, we can tell you that while nurse practitioners don’t rank quite as high as PAs compared with their peers in other settings (sixth vs third, respectively), the gap between PAs and NPs in urgent care is relatively narrow; urgent care NPs earn $127,320, on average, while PAs in urgent care make $134,663. The SullivanCotter data show that, overall, compensation for NPs and PAs grew 4.5% during the 2021 calendar year. Ranking above urgent care NPs on the compensation scale are those working in neonatal–perinatal medicine ($144,461), emergency medicine ($137,280), hospitalist–internal medicine ($128,483), psychiatry–general ($128,480), and oncology–hematology and oncology ($128,264).
Like PA’s, Urgent Care NP’s Earn Relatively More Than Peers in Other Settings