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Nurse Practitioner Salary

How much does a Nurse Practitioner make today? This page will show all the information you need about a Nurse Practitioner’s salary – average salaries, highest paid cities, states and industries. For a more detailed breakdown of the figures for any particular state – you can go to the Nurse Salary by State page. Here you can get an in depth look at Your state figures.

We also have a main Nurse Practitioner Guide – lots of information for anyone considering becoming a NP and now a detailed guide for Nurse Practitioner Training programs.

The U.S. Average Nurse Practitioner Salary is $91,450

The latest figures show that the average annual salary for a Nurse Practitioner working in the United States is around $91,450 which works out as $43.97 per hour, $1,758 per week and $7,620 per month.

The table below shows how this compares to the national average wage.

Hourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Nurse Practitioner Average Salary$43.97$1,758$7,620$91,450
U.S. National Average Salary$22.01$880$3,815$45,790

Salary Range

Earnings for a Nurse Practitioner can vary quite a bit from state to state and according to experience, service and further education. They are also employed across a variety of “industries” and sectors – influencing the average salaries. The chart below gives you a good idea of the range between the 10th percentile and the 90th percentile. This is just a clever way of saying the difference between the top and bottom earners in this specialty.

Highest Paid States for a Nurse Practitioner

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Variation in wages across the states can be explained by supply and demand influences and by costs of living in the state. Typically states with higher costs of living – housing etc. – will have higher average wages across all nursing related careers.

The highest paid states for a Nurse practitioner are Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon – great news if you live there! The lowest paid are District of Columbia ($69,440), West Virginia ($78,590) and Illinois ($80,550).

You can click on the map to view more detailed Nurse Practitioner Salary information for all states – you can select each state for full details of earnings, industry and employment rates.

StateHourly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Alaska $53.89 $9,341 $112,090
Hawaii $50.33 $8,724 $104,690
Oregon $49.66 $8,607 $103,280
Massachusetts $49.20 $8,528 $102,340
New Jersey $48.57 $8,419 $101,030
Rhode Island $48.55 $8,416 $100,990
California $47.58 $8,248 $98,970
Idaho $47.18 $8,178 $98,140
New York $46.98 $8,144 $97,730
Texas $46.97 $8,143 $97,710

Highest Paying Cities or Metropolitan Areas

Metropolitan AreaHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA $60.31 $2,413 $10,454 $125,450
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR $59.94 $2,398 $10,390 $124,680
Stockton CA $58.27 $2,331 $10,100 $121,200
Deltona-Daytona-Ormond Beach FL $58.12 $2,325 $10,073 $120,880
Anchorage AK $56.15 $2,246 $9,732 $116,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City CA $55.98 $2,239 $9,703 $116,430

Highest Paid Non-Metropolitan Areas for Nurse Practitioner

Non Metropolitan AreaHourly WageWeekly WageMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
Eastern New Mexico $56.28 $2,251 $9,755 $117,060
New Iberia $54.67 $2,187 $9,477 $113,720
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska $51.29 $2,052 $8,890 $106,680
Coastal Oregon $49.32 $1,973 $8,549 $102,590
South Florida $48.90 $1,956 $8,476 $101,710
North Central Oregon $48.64 $1,946 $8,431 $101,170

Number of Nurse Practitioners Employed in the United States

The total number of Nurse Practitioners employed in the U.S. stands at 105,780. This does not include further specialties such as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner etc. The chart below lists the top ten states by employment numbers.

Highest Paying Industries for Nurse Practitioner

IndustryHourly WageAnnual Salary
Management Scientific and Technical Consulting $51.26 $106,620
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals) $50.26 $104,550
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners $49.91 $103,810
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities $48.19 $100,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government $47.24 $98,250
Hospitals - Local government owned $47.20 $98,180
Employment Services $46.74 $97,220
Hospitals - Privately owned $46.13 $95,940
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse $46.12 $95,930
Hospitals (including private state and local government) $46.09 $95,870

Nurse Practitioner Career Outlook

Career prospects are extremely good for Nurse Practitioners with expected growth of 31% (all careers growth is estimated at 11%). According to the projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2022 there will be an increase in numbers of 47,600. Again this does not take into account the expected growth for specialist types of nurse practitioners – so the outlook is indeed very promising.

Don’t forget to check out our pages for Registered Nurse salary, LVN or LPN salary  and general nursing careers salary information.

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