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What is the average salary of a gerontology professional?

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Average or median salaries for gerontology professionals, including nurses, social workers, care managers, nurse practitioners and physicians, range from about $47,000 to about $179,000. Physicians generally earn more than the other professionals.

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Most physicians in gerontology earn between $151,000 and $211,000, with a median salary of $178,000. Nurse practitioners in gerontology usually earn between $70,000 and $90,000 per year. Social workers specializing in gerontology earn an average of about $50,000 per year, from $31,000 up to $73,000. The average salary of gerontology care managers, who are administrators, is about $47,000 per year. Annual salaries of geriatric nurses range from $40,000 to more than $70,000.

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