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Nurse Practitioner Salary

Nurse Practitioner Salary By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.82 $37.70 $43.25 $51.21 $57.93
Annual Wage $64,100 $78,400 $90,000 $106,500 $120,500

How much do nurse practitioners make? Nurse practitioners, who are also called advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), are charged with providing advanced health care services to patients. In most states, nurse practitioners are allowed to diagnose health problems, order advanced medical tests and write medical prescriptions.

Nurse Practitioner Salary

The median annual salary, which is the salary amount where the same number of nurse practitioners earned less than that amount and the same number earned more, is $96,460. The lowest 10% of nurse practitioners earn less than $66,330, whereas the top 10% of nurse practitioners earn more than $161,030.

Hours and Work Environment

Most nurse practitioners work 40 hours per week. They work in hospitals, urgent care centers, doctors’ offices, nursing homes and other medical facilities. Some nurse practitioners holding doctoral degrees may work in research facilities or universities. Nurse practitioners are often required to work overtime, nights and weekends.

Factors Impacting Salary

There are a variety of factors that impact salary including educational background, specialized certifications and experience. Nurse practitioners entering the field may necessarily expect to earn less than experienced practitioners who have worked in the field for years.

  • Education

Nurse practitioners must obtain a master’s degree, become a registered nurse, pass a national certification exam and complete additional licensing requirements. Some nurse practitioners obtain their Doctor of Nursing Practice or a Ph.D. Nurse practitioners who have earned an advanced doctoral degree may substantially enhance their earnings capacity.

  • Specialty Certifications

Nurse practitioners may obtain additional certifications in order to enhance their marketability and increase their knowledge base in a specialized field of practice.

Job Outlook

The outlook for employment of nurse practitioners is excellent. Employment is expected to increase by 34% between 2012 and 2022. It is estimated that the need for nurse practitioners will lead to new nurse practitioner positions during that time period. This increase in nurse practitioner jobs is due to the expectation of increased medical needs in an aging population as well as an increased emphasis on preventive care.

Salary Data

Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
Personal Care Services 180 0.03 $56.39 $117,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,920 0.80 $52.81 $109,850
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $51.61 $107,350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 30 <.005 $50.17 $104,360
Employment Services 1,250 0.04 $50.00 $104,010

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $59,000 $70,400 $84,600 $100,600 $117,600 42,890 55,050 +28%
Alaska $77,600 $87,900 $104,700 $123,800 $156,200 200 260 +31%
Arizona $77,300 $83,400 $93,400 $110,400 $122,900 45,080 59,020 +31%
Arkansas $62,200 $76,500 $84,900 $95,800 $113,500 24,160 26,490 +10%
California $61,700 $80,700 $101,100 $117,200 $138,200 251,800 306,100 +22%
Colorado $53,600 $77,000 $91,100 $108,700 $122,900 42,910 58,840 +37%
Connecticut $61,100 $78,700 $91,600 $107,600 $119,200 37,370 44,510 +19%
Delaware $76,200 $81,800 $90,000 $100,800 $115,300 10,430 12,930 +24%
District of Columbia $36,300 $47,400 $70,800 $89,000 $103,800 10,080 12,150 +21%
Florida $62,200 $78,000 $86,700 $95,600 $114,500 165,400 202,190 +22%
Georgia $61,500 $72,700 $84,700 $95,700 $114,500 69,190 90,020 +30%
Hawaii $69,900 $87,100 $105,500 $119,600 $147,500 10,450 12,640 +21%
Idaho $65,800 $78,700 $92,600 $111,700 $133,700 11,530 16,190 +40%
Illinois $43,800 $70,200 $84,900 $96,000 $111,100 124,100 140,750 +13%
Iowa $48,500 $76,000 $86,300 $97,000 $114,700 32,460 40,110 +24%
Kansas $51,400 $69,400 $82,700 $92,100 $107,300 29,480 36,960 +25%
Kentucky $62,000 $72,200 $84,500 $95,300 $114,300 47,450 59,370 +25%
Louisiana $64,000 $81,300 $92,600 $108,900 $120,900 42,440 52,020 +23%
Maine $63,700 $77,100 $87,200 $97,900 $113,500 15,340 18,360 +20%
Maryland $64,400 $77,800 $90,300 $107,900 $122,700 49,340 62,420 +27%
Massachusetts $77,200 $85,300 $99,900 $117,200 $140,400 87,520 110,100 +26%
Michigan $60,900 $76,000 $87,500 $100,900 $116,700 87,170 104,000 +19%
Minnesota $75,500 $81,200 $92,500 $108,100 $119,900 57,080 69,660 +22%
Mississippi $57,600 $76,400 $90,700 $111,100 $132,700 20,090 23,600 +17%
Missouri $66,800 $78,000 $86,400 $94,900 $110,800 67,850 80,040 +18%
Montana $66,000 $77,500 $86,100 $95,100 $114,100 8,700 12,060 +39%
Nebraska $62,100 $70,800 $82,400 $92,700 $109,000 22,000 24,690 +12%
Nevada $72,200 $82,100 $92,700 $117,100 $139,100 17,410 20,370 +17%
New Hampshire $69,500 $81,000 $92,200 $108,000 $119,600 13,960 17,060 +22%
New Jersey $79,200 $89,200 $103,000 $114,300 $121,700 81,590 90,640 +11%
New Mexico $63,600 $71,500 $87,100 $106,600 $123,700 15,150 19,070 +26%
New York $69,500 $82,500 $97,700 $114,100 $131,600 178,470 203,360 +14%
North Carolina $68,000 $78,300 $88,400 $101,600 $115,200 92,540 109,790 +19%
North Dakota $64,800 $71,400 $83,000 $94,200 $111,100 7,140 8,700 +22%
Ohio $70,100 $79,400 $87,300 $95,200 $111,500 126,130 152,380 +21%
Oklahoma $49,600 $71,500 $84,800 $95,500 $118,500 29,480 38,140 +29%
Oregon $76,400 $85,100 $100,000 $117,800 $140,200 31,300 39,400 0%
Pennsylvania $43,200 $66,400 $83,400 $95,400 $116,300 136,470 159,610 +17%
Rhode Island $65,600 $79,600 $97,800 $114,200 $155,700 12,960 15,000 +16%
South Carolina $61,700 $75,100 $86,100 $96,900 $117,400 42,330 53,180 +26%
South Dakota $69,500 $79,300 $88,200 $98,100 $112,700 6,400 7,920 +24%
Tennessee $65,800 $78,100 $88,200 $101,100 $115,600 56,290 69,010 +23%
Texas $71,900 $83,000 $95,500 $111,700 $127,600 184,700 245,870 +33%
Utah $59,600 $69,700 $82,600 $96,100 $114,400 19,850 26,380 +33%
Vermont $58,700 $77,000 $88,200 $101,200 $113,500 6,470 7,360 +14%
Virginia $63,300 $74,300 $85,700 $96,800 $114,600 63,120 77,860 +23%
Washington $70,100 $82,100 $94,200 $109,800 $120,300 55,400 67,520 +22%
West Virginia $58,600 $68,700 $80,600 $90,500 $97,700 19,260 23,720 +23%
Wisconsin $67,300 $78,500 $86,700 $94,800 $110,200 57,760 71,540 +24%
Wyoming $62,400 $72,600 $86,200 $101,400 $116,600 5,130 6,460 +26%


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