About 54% of the 2015 Contraceptive Technology Update Salary Survey respondents identified themselves as nurse practitioners (NPs), with about 17% of survey respondents identifying themselves as registered nurses, and about 4% identifying themselves as nurse-midwives.
Administrators comprised about 21% of the current year’s responses. About 2% identified themselves as physicians.
The Contraceptive Technology Update survey was mailed in September 2015 to 414 subscribers with 48 responses, for a response rate of 11.6%.
About 52% of all CTU survey respondents reported salaries between $60,000 and $99,999; about 38% of survey respondents indicated that they made $59,999 or less. About 10% of survey respondents said they earned a six-figure salary. (See the graphic titled “What is your salary level?")
About 46% of CTU survey respondents say they received a 1-3% increase in pay in 2014, while a similar percentage reported no change in salary levels. Six percent of survey respondents received a 4-6% raise. About 2% of respondents reported a decline in pay. (See the graphic titled “In the past year how has your salary changed?”)
About 35% of respondents said staffing levels dropped in the last year, while 38% said staffing levels stayed steady. About one-quarter of respondents (27%) saw an increase in staff positions.
Extra hours don’t enter into the picture for most survey respondents. About 60% of respondents reported working 40 hours or less a week. (See the graphic titled “How many hours a week do you work?”)
More than half (57%) of respondents said they supervise between 1-3 people. (See the graphic titled “How many people do you supervise?”)
Does location make a difference in pay? About half (43%) of CTU survey respondents reported working in a rural area, with about 25% in an urban location. About 20% said they worked in a medium-sized city, with 11% in a suburban location.
While most survey respondents said they worked in a public health agency, some 29% of respondents reported clinic employment. About 17% of survey respondents said they worked in a college health service environment, with 6% at an agency.