Salaries are increasing for nurse practitioners, as there is an ominous shortage in physicians, and providers are relying more on "extender" staff to improve access to care. According to a report by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the average annual income for nurse practitioners has increased by 10% since 2011. Nurse practitioners who work more than 35 hours a week have seen their salaries increase to $97,000 from $91,000 in 2011.
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