SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Nurse Practitioner Week, Doximity, the leading professional network for clinicians, launched Career Navigator, the first interactive salary map for nurse practitioners by specialty and county.
Career Navigator was built using Doximity's extensive nurse practitioner network, which includes 25% of all US nurse practitioners. Every nurse practitioner has the opportunity to submit his or her salary and access the full map for free. Nurse practitioners can scroll through the interactive map to investigate salary differences by geography and specialty. The nurse practitioner profession is expected to grow rapidly by 31% within the next decade - much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will occur mainly due to an aging population, as well as an increased emphasis on preventative care. As the nurse practitioner profession grows, they can utilize Career Navigator to view regional and specialty-specific salary trends across the country. Key findings from 2016 Nurse Practitioner Career Navigator:Gender discrepancies exist across specialties While 87% of nurse practitioners are female, men make 11% more than women on average. The specialty with the largest pay gap is Geriatrics, where men make about 13% more than women. The smallest pay gap exists in Acute Care, where men make 2% more than women.