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Latest 2020 Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary Details


Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who have graduated from accredited Nurse Practitioner programs at the master’s or doctorate level. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, they are recognized by all fifty states and provide high-quality, patient-centered care across many populations and settings. In this article, we will look at Nurse Practitioner salary ranges and predicted growth, industries where they work, and a brief overview of twenty-five states that employ the highest number of Nurse Practitioners.

What is the Starting Salary of a Nurse Practitioner?


The average income of a newly graduated Nurse Practitioner is approximately $81,830, which is around $25,000 less than the national average. Many Nurse Practitioners will enter a fellowship or residency after which their salary usually increases, and after a few years of experience, most will be earning close to the national average.

Type Salary
Hourly$39.34
Monthly$6,820
Annual$81,830
(Source: Compiled using data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


What is the Average Nurse Practitioner Salary as per the Latest BLS Data?


Nurse Practitioner salary per hour is $51.68 on average, and the annual income is $107,480. Some factors that affect the average range are location, specialty, and industry.

Type Salary
Hourly$51.68
Monthly$8,960
Annual$107,480
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Nurse Practitioner Salary Survey


A salary survey performed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that approximately 50% of Nurse Practitioners report an income range from $88,810 to $123,070.

Number of Nurse Practitioner Workers Percent of Nurse Practitioner Workers Hourly Wage Monthly Salary Annual Salary
16,628 10% Under $35.98 Under $6,240 Under $74,840
24,942 15% $35.98 - $42.70 $6,240 - $7,400 $74,840 - $88,810
41,570 25% $42.70 - $49.94 $7,400 - $8,660 $88,810 - $103,880
41,570 25% $49.94 - $59.17 $8,660 - $10,260 $103,880 - $123,070
24,942 15% $59.17 - $70.01 $10,260 - $12,140 $123,070 - $145,630
16,628 10% Above $70.01 Above $12,140 Above $145,630
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


What Factors Play a Role in How much a Nurse Practitioner Earns?


Several factors affect how much a Nurse Practitioner can make. For example, Nurse Practitioners who decide to pursue a fellowship will generally earn more than those who choose to go straight to practice. The area a Nurse Practitioner specializes in is also a factor affecting income; as is the institution and location where the Nurse Practitioner chooses to practice. Additionally, the number of years the Nurse Practitioner has been practicing also affects the rate of pay.

How Much Has the Average Salary Grown in The Last 5 Years (2013-2017)?


The average Nurse Practitioner income has grown by nearly 18% in the last five years. This increase is primarily due to the increased utilization of Nurse Practitioners in almost all sectors.

Year Salary Growth
Number %
2013 $95,070 $3,620 3.96%
2014 $97,990 $2,920 3.07%
2015 $101,260 $3,270 3.34%
2016 $104,610 $3,350 3.31%
2017 $107,480 $2,870 2.74%
Overall Growth in Past Five Years $16,030 17.53%
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


How Much will the Average Salary Grow in The Next 5 Years (2018-2022)?


Nurse Practitioner income is projected to increase by 16.27% over the next five years. This high rate coincides with the greater number of Nurse Practitioners being utilized mainly in the primary care community.

Year Salary Growth
Number %
2018 $110,450 $2,970 2.76%
2019 $113,960 $3,510 3.18%
2020 $117,200 $3,240 2.84%
2021 $121,390 $4,190 3.58%
2022 $124,970 $3,580 2.95%
Overall Growth in Next Five Years $17,490 16.27%
(Source: Compiled using data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Total Nurse Practitioner Compensation in the Private Sector as per Latest BLS Data


Nurse Practitioner income in the private sector is approximately $107,640 for base pay with a full benefits package of $32,720. The total combined income is $173,080 between salary and benefits.

Compensation Component Private Industry
Compensation % Salary
Wages and Salaries 69.60% $107,640
Total Benefits 30.40% $32,720
Paid leave 7.00% $7,530
Supplemental Pay 3.80% $4,090
Insurance 8.00% $8,610
Retirement and Savings 3.80% $4,090
Legally required 7.80% $8,400
Total Compensation 100.00% $173,080
(Source: Compiled using data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Total Nurse Practitioner Compensation in the Government Sector as per Latest BLS Data


Nurse Practitioner income in the government sector is approximately $105,790 for base pay, which is less than the base pay in the private sector; however, the benefits package totals $39,570, which is more than the private sector benefits. The total combined income of $184,930 ultimately comes out to be more than the private sector.

Compensation Component State and Local Government
Compensation % Salary
Wages and Salaries 62.60% $105,790
Total Benefits 37.40% $39,570
Paid leave 7.60% $8,040
Supplemental Pay 1.00% $1,060
Insurance 11.80% $12,480
Retirement and Savings 11.50% $12,170
Legally required 5.50% $5,820
Total Compensation 100.00% $184,930
(Source: Compiled using data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Earnings in 4 Industries Employing the Highest Number of Nurse Practitioners


1. Offices of Physicians: Nurse Practitioners working in the office of Physicians have full authority to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and prescribe. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) states 75% of all nurse practitioners currently practice in primary care. Nurse Practitioners usually choose practice areas within primary care such as; Acute Care, Adult, Family, Gerontological, Neonatal, Oncology, Pediatric, Psychiatric/Mental Health or Women’s Health. Nurse Practitioners working full-time in these offices can expect to make around $107,315 annually.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary
$35.18 - $68.00 $73,180 - $141,450


2. Hospitals: Nurse Practitioner’s in hospitals may be the sole provider for the patient, this is usually in more rural settings, but it is becoming more common in all hospitals. The Nurse Practitioner may take a team approach with a physician; or they may be responsible for a particular-part of care, such as admissions or discharges, others work with surgical patients in pre/post operation. Nurse Practitioners in hospitals can expect to make around $117, 420 annually.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary
$40.71 - $72.19 $84,680 - $150,160


3. Outpatient Care Centers: Nurse Practitioners working in the outpatient care setting may work in places such as; minute clinic, urgent care, schools, prisons, and community health centers. Nurse Practitioners treat acute illnesses or take care of minor wellness needs such as minor wounds, sore throats, hives, vaccinations, and physicals. Nurse practitioners in this role are organized and efficient in meeting their patient’s healthcare needs and providing wellness counseling. Nurse Practitioners in outpatient care can expect to make around $116,460 annually.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary
$38.00 - $73.98 $79,050 - $153,870


4. Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools: Nurse Practitioners fill many roles in the academic community; some are full-time professors with very little clinical time while others choose to spend most of their time in clinical and fulfill a part-time didactic role. Nurse Practitioners may also prefer to take an administrative position with the university, while others opt to further their education by pursuing a post-doctorate. Nurse Practitioners in didactics earn approximately $101,125, which is close to the national average.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary
$34.12 - $63.11 $70,980 - $131,270


Industry Wise Nurse Practitioner Salary – Highest to Lowest


Below we have listed various industries where nurse practitioners work based on the average earnings from highest to lowest.

Industry Hourly Wage Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Pharmacies and Drug Stores $51.04 $8,850 $106,170
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers $45.38 $7,870 $94,390
Other Insurance Related Activities $52.77 $9,150 $109,770
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $32.23 $5,590 $67,030
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences $46.97 $8,140 $97,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises $50.33 $8,720 $104,680
Temporary Help Services $57.21 $9,920 $118,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned $32.74 $5,680 $68,100
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned $48.31 $8,370 $100,490
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned $47.80 $8,290 $99,420
Offices of Physicians $50.83 $8,810 $105,730
Offices of Chiropractors $50.43 $8,740 $104,900
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians) $54.74 $9,490 $113,860
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists $51.06 $8,850 $106,200
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners $50.59 $8,770 $105,220
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers $54.41 $9,430 $113,180
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $50.61 $8,770 $105,260
Home Health Care Services $55.60 $9,640 $115,650
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $50.58 $8,770 $105,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned $55.59 $9,640 $115,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned $54.50 $9,450 $113,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned $53.56 $9,280 $111,400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned $46.02 $7,980 $95,730
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned $53.28 $9,240 $110,830
Specialty hospitals - State government owned $56.85 $9,860 $118,260
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned $53.03 $9,190 $110,300
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $41.20 $7,140 $85,690
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities $42.78 $7,420 $88,990
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities $53.14 $9,210 $110,540
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $34.95 $6,060 $72,690
Other Residential Care Facilities $49.45 $8,570 $102,860
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities $44.83 $7,770 $93,240
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $48.23 $8,360 $100,320
Personal Care Services $67.05 $11,620 $139,460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) $43.17 $7,480 $89,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) $47.08 $8,160 $97,920
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


NP Salary in 25 States Employing the Highest Number of Nurse Practitioners


1. California: The average income for Nurse Practitioners in California is $126,670, well above the national average of $107,480. Additionally, San Francisco is the second highest paying metropolitan area in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report. If you're looking for residencies, you’ll find two in California; the surgery residency at UCSF and the primary care residency at UCLA/UCSF/Glide/Union Rescue Mission. To top it off, USA Today ranks California second in the nation for overall happiness.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$41.97 - $88.43 $87,290 - $183,930 35.11% 1,200


2. New York: New York Nurse Practitioners earn $117,210 annually, which is higher than the national average; however, New York has the highest cost of living in the nation, according to Sperling’s Best Places. Job growth is much higher than average; and if you’re looking for a residency, you’ll find three in New York; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center offers a Palliative Care residency, Rochester Medical offers an Emergency Medicine residency, and Columbia offers a residency in Acute Care.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$40.32 - $77.99 $83,860 - $162,230 41.58% 1,450


3. Texas: Texas is a growing state, and by 2024 Nurse Practitioner jobs will nearly double in number. According to Sperling’s Best Places, Texas has a cost of living equal to that of the national average, with lower home prices that range around $189,000. The average income of Nurse Practitioners is approximately $10,000 higher than the national average, and you can find an Oncology residency at the famed MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$38.60 - $73.35 $80,290 - $152,560 43.82% 930


4. Florida: Nurse Practitioner salaries in Florida average $99,930, which is approximate to the national average. However, this is location-based, and according to US News & World Report, Palm Bay, Florida is the highest paying metropolitan area for Nurse Practitioners. Jobs will be plentiful since the employment growth rate projects a near doubling in positions, and there is one Oncology residency program in the state hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$33.92 - $61.35 $70,550 - $127,610 44.65% 950


5. Ohio: Nurse Practitioners in Ohio average around $101,710 for income, which is comparable to the national average. A nice perk of living in Ohio is that the cost of living is well under the national average according to Sperling’s Best Places. The job growth rate is less than the national average, but it’s still a solid 29.59%. Ohio also hosts Cleveland Clinic, a nationally ranked and high performing system according to US News & World Report.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$39.78 - $61.30 $82,740 - $127,500 29.59% 570


6. Tennessee: The average nurse practitioner salary in Tennessee is $93,970, only slightly lower than the national average income. The employment growth rate is expected to be around 40.15%, roughly 5% higher than the national average. For Nurse Practitioners hoping to specialize there are two residency programs available through Robbie Simpson Fellowship one for pediatrics and the other for oncology.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$31.19 - $60.43 $64,880 - $125,690 40.15% 520


7. Massachusetts: Nurse Practitioners working in Massachusetts can expect to make around $120,140 on average, which is about $12,000 above the national average. The cost of living in Massachusetts is higher than the national average according to U.S. News & World Report. However, it does boast several nationally ranked public school systems for those with families. Massachusetts also offers four residency programs in primary care, palliative care, dermatology, and pediatrics through the famed Boston’s Children’s Hospital.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$41.24 - $78.89 $85,780 - $164,090 27.46% 520


8. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Nurse Practitioners average $98,260 for income, which is only slightly lower than the national average. According to US News & World Report, Pennsylvania is approximate to the nation regarding the cost of living expenses, and the projected job growth rate is near the national average at 30.54%. For Nurse Practitioners wishing to specialize in surgery, there is also a residency offered through St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$32.49 - $61.45 $67,570 - $127,810 30.54% 440


9. Georgia: Nurse practitioner income in the state of Georgia is approximately $103,890, and the employment growth rate is 38.46%, both are close to the national averages. Georgia is also home to Emory University Hospital, a nationally ranking hospital system in Georgia and their nursing program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, is the 5th ranking nursing program in the nation and one of the few that offers a post-doctorate fellow position.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$35.49 - $62.98 $73,820 - $131,000 38.46% 410


10. New Jersey: New Jersey Nurse Practitioners, on average, bring home $117,630 per year and can expect an employment rate of approximately 30.6%. While the income range is better than the national average, the cost of living in New Jersey is much higher as well. However, families can find nationally ranked public-school systems such as West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. Additionally, Capital Health in New Jersey offers a residency for Nurse Practitioners interested in Neurology.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$43.58 - $72.83 $90,640 - $151,480 30.66% 440


11. Illinois: Illinois Nurse Practitioners have an average yearly income of $101,960 and an employment growth rate of 38.31%. The cost of living is approximately similar to the national average, according to US News & World Report. Nurse Practitioners will enjoy the fact that Illinois is home to two well-respected school districts Naperville Community School District 203 and Morton Community School District 709.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$35.08 - $62.06 $72,960 - $129,080 38.31% 760


12. Virginia: There will be no shortage of jobs for Nurse Practitioners wishing to make a move to Virginia. With an expected employment growth of 43.71%, the number of available jobs will be plentiful. Virginia Nurse Practitioners bring home approximately $102,240; however, this number does vary depending on location within the state. Cost of living in Virginia is higher than that of the national average; this is likely due to the proximity to Washington D.C.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$35.59 - $62.50 $74,030 - $129,990 43.71% 480


13. Missouri: Missouri Nurse Practitioners can expect to make an average of $96,490, which is below the national average of $107,480. However, according to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living in Missouri is much less than that of the national average. The Missouri Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners has an active website complete with job openings and conference announcements.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$33.58 - $60.66 $69,850 - $126,160 27.97% 330


14. North Carolina: North Carolina Nurse Practitioners are pushing the boundaries and advancing care with Atrium Health's Center for Advanced Practice, a curriculum-based clinical training and fellowship in seven areas including; Cardiology, Emergency, Psychiatry, Acute Care, Surgery, and Palliative care. Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina can expect to make an average of $106,320 and expect an employment growth of 35.81% which is in line with the national average.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$38.25 - $63.45 $79,550 - $131,980 35.81% 410


15. Indiana: According to Sperling’s Best Places, Nurse Practitioners will find a very affordable cost of living in Indiana, and it still comes close to the national average in terms of income, with average earnings of $101,780 a year. The expected employment growth is higher than the national average, with approximately 390 current job openings per year. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana University Health Center as the premier hospital system in Indiana.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$34.04 - $61.93 $70,800 - $128,810 38.65% 390


16. Michigan: The average pay of a Nurse Practitioner in Michigan, $102,250, is very close to the national average; with an estimated employment growth rate of 34.37%, also within the average range. According to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living in Michigan is lower than the national average. Two fellowships are offered in Michigan, the first is a ten-week trauma fellowship at Hurley Medical Center and the second is a Hospice & Palliative Care fellowship at Michigan Medicine.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$38.94 - $61.18 $81,000 - $127,250 34.37% 350


17. Minnesota: In a survey done by WalletHub, Minnesota placed 3rd on the list of Happiest States in America, so if you’re looking for a positive community, Minnesota might be your place. Minnesota Nurse Practitioners make approximately $116,150 a year, which is higher than the national average. The employment growth rate, 27.81%, is slightly lower than the national average. You can also find great fellowship opportunities in the areas of Emergency, Psychiatric, and Acute Care at Mayo Clinic

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$40.52 - $71.35 $84,280 - $148,400 27.81% 290


18. Maryland: The average income of Nurse Practitioners in Maryland is $109,840, which is near the national average. However, Maryland does have a high cost of living index according to Sperling’s Best Places. Maryland is a non-restricted practice state meaning that Nurse Practitioners have full authority to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and prescribe without input from another healthcare provider. The employment growth rate is 24.38%, which is a little below average, but still a good number.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$35.48 - $73.60 $73,800 - $153,090 24.38% 220


19. Alabama: Alabama is lowest on our list in terms of average income with a yearly average of $94,880. However, according to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living in Alabama is also very affordable. The employment growth rate is near the national average with a current rate of 240 job openings a year. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the top hospital system in Alabama.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$28.58 - $61.94 $59,440 - $128,840 30.43% 240


20. Arizona: Nurse Practitioners salaries in the state of Arizona average around $104,970, which is close to the national average. However, the employment growth rate is nearly double the average at 57.74%. Arizona is also a full practice state meaning Nurse Practitioners can practice at the top of their license. Additionally, The Mayo Clinic in Arizona offers one of the few cardiology fellowships in the U.S. for practitioners interested in the field.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$28.48 - $68.23 $59,230 - $141,920 57.74% 370


21. Kentucky: Kentucky is a very competitive state in terms of cost of living. The average income is approximately $95,450; this is lower than the national earnings. However it is reasonable considering the cost of living. The employment growth rate of 32.78% is slightly lower than the average. In terms of possible employers, The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky is nationally ranked and high-performing, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$33.10 - $59.82 $68,840 - $124,420 32.78% 270


22. Washington: Washington state is close to the top averages in terms of annual income with an average of $115,250; however, the cost of living is also higher than the national standards, according to Sperling’s Best Places. The employment growth rate is close to average at 30.45%. Washington is also a full practice state, allowing Nurse Practitioners to practice at the top of their license, and you can also find fellowships in primary and community care.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$38.54 - $73.57 $80,160 - $153,020 30.45% 270


23. Wisconsin: Wisconsin has an average income of $105,220, which is close to the national average. The employment growth of 26.64% is lower than the national average. However, there are still about 190 job openings each year. For Nurse Practitioner’s desiring to go into critical care, The Medical College of Wisconsin has programs for both adults and pediatric critical care environments.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$39.91 - $61.26 $83,020 - $127,420 26.64% 190


24. Colorado: The state of Colorado allows Nurse Practitioners to operate at the top of their license; this is known as a full practice authority state. Colorado is also an attractive state in terms of average income, $111,525, and expected employment growth of 45.62%, both of which are higher than the national average. There are three types of fellowships offered in Colorado; a Rural Fellowship, a Clinical Care Emergency Department Fellowship, and a Hospitalist Fellowship.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$37.20 - $70.04 $77,370 - $145,680 45.62% 290


25. Mississippi: Mississippi has a very low cost of living, according to Sperling’s Best Places, and an average income, $107,280, that is greater than the national average. The employment growth rate, 21.69%, is lower than the rest of the nation, but there are still 190 annual job openings. Nurse Practitioners desiring to sharpen their skills can check out the one year-long Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship Program offered by North Mississippi Health Services.

Hourly Wage Annual Salary Employment Growth 2016-2026 Annual Job Openings
$41.97 - $88.43 $75,140 - $149,020 21.69% 190


Nurse Practitioner Salary by State in Alphabetical Order


The table below lists Nurse Practitioner income by state and is further broken down to exhibit an hourly, monthly, and annual salary in each respective state.

State Hourly Wage Monthly Salary Annual Salary Annual Salary Range
Alabama $45.62 $7,910 $94,880 $59,440 - $128,840
Alaska $60.16 $10,430 $125,140 $81,000 - $165,300
Arizona $50.47 $8,750 $104,970 $59,230 - $141,920
Arkansas $45.79 $7,940 $95,230 $52,420 - $128,820
California $60.95 $10,560 $126,770 $87,290 - $183,930
Colorado $53.10 $9,200 $110,440 $77,370 - $145,680
Connecticut $56.97 $9,880 $118,500 $84,540 - $158,900
Delaware $50.66 $8,780 $105,380 $82,140 - $136,700
District of Columbia $51.90 $9,000 $107,950 $83,940 - $136,810
Florida $48.04 $8,330 $99,930 $70,550 - $127,610
Georgia $49.95 $8,660 $103,890 $73,820 - $131,000
Hawaii $58.93 $10,220 $122,580 $90,680 - $158,560
Idaho $49.40 $8,560 $102,760 $59,480 - $150,350
Illinois $49.02 $8,500 $101,960 $72,960 - $129,080
Indiana $48.93 $8,480 $101,780 $70,800 - $128,810
Iowa $50.06 $8,680 $104,130 $81,120 - $134,670
Kansas $47.05 $8,160 $97,870 $61,330 - $129,630
Kentucky $45.89 $7,950 $95,450 $68,840 - $124,420
Louisiana $47.49 $8,230 $98,780 $63,620 - $133,030
Maine $48.13 $8,340 $100,100 $73,890 - $129,610
Maryland $52.81 $9,150 $109,840 $73,800 - $153,090
Massachusetts $57.76 $10,010 $120,140 $85,780 - $164,090
Michigan $49.16 $8,520 $102,250 $81,000 - $127,250
Minnesota $55.84 $9,680 $116,150 $84,280 - $148,400
Mississippi $51.58 $8,940 $107,280 $75,140 - $149,020
Missouri $46.39 $8,040 $96,490 $69,850 - $126,160
Montana $46.86 $8,120 $97,470 $67,770 - $127,380
Nebraska $48.04 $8,330 $99,930 $73,030 - $128,200
Nevada $50.73 $8,790 $105,520 $83,800 - $129,890
New Hampshire $54.06 $9,370 $112,440 $80,300 - $146,820
New Jersey $56.55 $9,800 $117,630 $90,640 - $151,480
New Mexico $52.56 $9,110 $109,330 $74,020 - $147,940
New York $56.35 $9,770 $117,210 $83,860 - $162,230
North Carolina $51.11 $8,860 $106,320 $79,550 - $131,980
North Dakota $49.75 $8,620 $103,470 $82,240 - $128,840
Ohio $48.90 $8,480 $101,710 $82,740 - $127,500
Oklahoma $45.96 $7,970 $95,590 $41,600 - $139,450
Oregon $54.27 $9,410 $112,870 $82,680 - $154,870
Pennsylvania $47.24 $8,190 $98,260 $67,570 - $127,810
Rhode Island $52.23 $9,050 $108,630 $79,190 - $147,610
South Carolina $46.70 $8,100 $97,140 $73,990 - $124,650
South Dakota $48.09 $8,340 $100,030 $76,230 - $127,810
Tennessee $45.18 $7,830 $93,970 $64,880 - $125,690
Texas $53.53 $9,280 $111,330 $80,290 - $152,560
Utah $48.06 $8,330 $99,960 $69,880 - $128,820
Vermont $49.96 $8,660 $103,920 $82,120 - $131,070
Virginia $49.15 $8,520 $102,240 $74,030 - $129,990
Washington $55.41 $9,600 $115,250 $80,160 - $153,020
West Virginia $45.67 $7,920 $95,000 $72,230 - $122,520
Wisconsin $49.00 $8,490 $101,930 $83,020 - $127,420
Wyoming $54.48 $9,440 $113,310 $81,430 - $157,780
Puerto Rico $10.05 $1,740 $20,900 $16,390 - $28,940
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Salary of a Nurse Practitioner Compared to Other Nursing Jobs


Compared to other nursing professions, Nurse Practitioners are ranked third highest income within the community. Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Midwives rank higher within the advanced practitioner role and Registered Nurses rank just below the income of a Nurse Practitioner.

Occupation Hourly Wage Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Nurse Anesthetist $81.47 $14,120 $169,450
Nurse Midwife $49.83 $8,640 $103,640
Nurse Practitioner $51.68 $8,960 $107,480
Registered Nurse $35.36 $6,130 $73,550
Nursing Instructor and Teachers, Postsecondary $37.19 $6,450 $77,360
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse $21.98 $3,810 $45,710
Nursing Assistant $13.72 $2,380 $28,540
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Salary of a Nurse Practitioner Compared to Similar Healthcare Jobs


Nurse Practitioner average salaries are close to middle in ranking amongst other highly specialized practitioners. The range varies based upon work setting and area of practice.

Occupation Hourly Wage Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Dentist $83.71 $14,510 $174,110
Podiatrist $71.38 $12,370 $148,470
Pharmacist $58.52 $10,140 $121,710
Optometrist $57.26 $9,930 $119,100
Nurse Practitioner $51.68 $8,960 $107,480
Physician Assistant $50.37 $8,730 $104,760
Veterinarian $48.81 $8,460 $101,530
Physical Therapist $42.34 $7,340 $88,080
Occupational Therapist $40.69 $7,050 $84,640
Chiropractor $40.07 $6,950 $83,350
Audiologist $38.48 $6,670 $80,040
Speech-Language Pathologist $38.35 $6,650 $79,770
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


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