Nurse Practitioner Salary

Nurse Practitioner Salary

Nurse Practitioners (NP) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are Registered Nurses (RN) with more education and experience in the medical sector. Therefore, Nurse Practitioners Salary is the highest salary in the nursing career. Nurse Practitioners in U.S.A. earns an average of $91,000 annually. But the income of each NPs vary widely based on numerous conditions such as performance, experience, industry etc. Also, the bonus, profit sharing, and commission makes a considerable change to the salary. which varies from $74K on the low end and $121K on the high end.

 

Average salaries of Nurse Practitioners paid by each state in USA.

 

State Hourly Wage Annual Salary
Alabama $42.03 $87,430
 Alaska $53.89 $112,090
 Arizona $46.65 $97,030
 Arkansas $41.30 $85,890
 California $47.58 $98,970
 Colorado $43.36 $90,190
 Connecticut $45.53 $94,700
 Delaware $44.07 $91,670
 Columbia $33.39 $69,440
 Florida $41.75 $86,840
 Georgia $40.83 $84,930
Hawaii $50.33 $104,690
Idaho $47.18 $98,140
Illinois $38.73 $80,550
Indiana $41.15 $85,590
Iowa $41.11 $85,500
Kansas $38.81 $80,720
Kentucky $40.82 $84,910
Louisiana $45.02 $93,640
Maine $41.85 $87,060
Maryland $43.83 $91,160
Massachusetts $49.20 $102,340
Michigan $41.78 $86,910
Minnesota $45.35 $94,330
Mississippi $44.20 $91,940
Missouri $41.67 $86,680
Montana $42.25 $87,880
Nebraska $39.71 $82,600
Nevada $46.65 $97,040
Hampshire $45.42 $94,470
Jersey $48.57 $101,030
Mexico $45.45 $94,530
New York $46.98 $97,730
Carolina $43.15 $89,760
North Dakota $41.09 $85,480
Ohio $42.30 $87,990
Oklahoma $40.32 $83,870
Oregon $49.66 $103,280
Pennsylvania $39.77 $82,720
Puerto Rico $10.65 $22,150
Rhode Island $48.55 $100,990
South Carolina $42.20 $87,780
South Dakota $42.49 $88,380
Tennessee $42.65 $88,720
Texas $46.97 $97,710
Utah $40.33 $83,880
Vermont $41.52 $86,370
Virginia $41.78 $86,900
Washington $45.80 $95,260
West Virginia $37.79 $78,590
Wisconsin $41.46 $86,240
Wyoming $41.58 $86,480

 

Highest/Lowest Paid States for a Nurse Practitioner

The highest earning Nurse Practitioners live in Alaska with an hourly rate of $53.89 followed by Hawaii ($50.33) and Oregon ($49.66). The lowest paid state is Columbia ($33.39); subsequently went Virginia ($37.79) and Illinois ($38.73).

As you can see, there is a huge gap between the highest hourly rate and the lowest hourly rate in U.S.A. This gap occurs mainly due to supply and demand changes in each state. However, it is recommended to consider cost of living of each state before coming to conclusion regarding which state provides the optimum financial benefits for Nurse Practitioners.

 

Skills affecting Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Most of the time, Nurse Practitioners who work at the same hospital may not earn the same salary despite the fact they are in the same state. That is due to different set of skills each Nurse Practitioner has been working on from the beginning of their career. Specially, Acute Care, Emergency Room, Medicine / Surgery, and Psychiatric are associated to pay that is above average, with increases in pay of 6%. Hence, most Nurse Practitioners advance their career into above-mentioned specialties.

Specific skill Median salary
Emergency Room $99,000
Family Practice $93,000
Internal Medicine $95,000
Geriatrics $96,000
Acute Care $99,000

 

Nurse Practitioner Salary by Industry

Given below are some of the major industries which have the highest employment of Nurse Practitioners in U.S.A. The wages are given in terms of the median of each industry, meaning, actual salary of NPs varies depending on other criteria including what we discussed throughout this article.

Industry Hourly Median Wage Annual Median Wage
Cross-industry, Private, Federal, State, and Local Government $48.52 $100,910
Cross-industry, Private Ownership Only $48.60 $101,080
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $38.24 $79,540
Health and Personal Care Stores $55.13 $114,670
Pharmacies and Drug Stores $55.18 $114,770
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities $47.18 $98,130
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers $47.83 $99,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $46.92 $97,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $51.43 $106,970
Scientific Research and Development Services $46.94 $97,630
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences $46.25 $96,200
Educational Services $45.77 $95,200
Elementary and Secondary Schools $30.69 $63,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $45.92 $95,510
Health Care and Social Assistance $48.66 $101,220
Ambulatory Health Care Services $47.82 $99,470
Offices of Physicians $47.45 $98,700
Offices of Dentists $57.13 $118,840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $47.72 $99,250
Offices of Chiropractors $50.12 $104,260
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians) $48.31 $100,490
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists $47.60 $99,010
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners $47.58 $98,960
Outpatient Care Centers $49.91 $103,820
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers $50.57 $105,180
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $46.50 $96,720
Home Health Care Services $47.74 $99,290
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $48.48 $100,840
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $48.33 $100,520
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) $50.96 $106,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $50.85 $105,770
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $47.90 $99,630
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals $55.63 $115,720
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities $42.06 $87,480
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $40.15 $83,510
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $48.77 $101,450
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities $43.00 $89,450
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities $49.77 $103,530
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $29.11 $60,550
Other Residential Care Facilities $48.02 $99,870
Social Assistance $47.30 $98,380
Individual and Family Services $47.43 $98,660
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities $51.37 $106,860
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $47.40 $98,600
Personal Care Services $56.44 $117,400
Federal, State, and Local Government $44.07 $91,660
Federal, State, and Local Government, including government owned schools and hospitals $47.72 $99,250
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals $40.91 $85,090
State Government, including schools and hospitals $46.50 $96,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals $45.78 $95,210
Local Government, including schools and hospitals $48.86 $101,630

 


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