SPECIALTY-CERTIFIED NURSES ARE PAYED MUCH HIGHER THAN THEIR NON-CERTIFIED CO-WORKERS
Nurses with areas of specialty were reported to have higher salary compared to their non-specialized co-workers, in this year’s salary survey.
In an article published in Advance Healthcare Network, the average salary is 23% higher for a professional with a certification based on the first top-20 specialties.
Upon comparing two groups (specialty-certified vs. non-specialty-certified nurses) of responses, positive remarks were found for certified specialists.
Under the said survey, respondents (nurses) were asked for their areas of specialty, and in any case had a certification within that specialty.
Within the addressed top 20 specialties, Medical/Surgical was the most commonly reported specialty with 877 responses.
About 30% (259) respondents reported holding a specialty certification, and their salaries were 17% higher on average.
Out of 68 specialty areas offered in the survey, only three did not show a positive correlation between specialty certification and salary level.
Outside the top 20, great differences were shown in groups:
- Dermatology — 52% higher salary for certified professionals
- Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat — 49%
- Neurology/Neuroscience — 49%
- Clinical Nurse Specialist — 48%
- Urgent Care — 47%
To see the full survey result, click here.
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