Nurse Practitioner Salary

nurse-practitioner-salary-chart.jpgNurse practitioners work as part of a healthcare team and specialize in treating and diagnosing episodic, acute, and/or chronic illness. They give health advice and perform, order, and interpret diagnostic tests (x-rays, lab work, etc.). They can also prescribe medicine. They are registered nurses with specialized graduate education.

Salary

The average annual salary of a nurse practitioner is $91,450. The bottom 10% earns at most $64,100 yearly while the top 10% earns at least $120,500 a year. The median salary is $89,960 annually.

The best industries for employment are offices of physicians (48,690 employed, $91,020 average); general medical and surgical hospitals (27,760 employed, $95,470 average); and outpatient care centers (7,610 employed, $92,510 average). The top paying industry is management, scientific, and technical consulting services, paying $106,620 average (150 employed).

The top three paying states are Alaska ($112,090 average), Hawaii ($104,960), and Oregon ($103,280).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of a nurse practitioner is expected to increase by 34% between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than average.

Nurse Practitioner Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $58,950 $86,320 $118,820 $88,320
Alaska $75,240 $106,300 $147,070 $111,800
Arizona $77,980 $97,400 $134,820 $100,590
Arkansas $67,900 $89,490 $133,410 $94,220
California $78,190 $109,540 $149,050 $110,590
Colorado $60,300 $95,250 $141,300 $95,730
Connecticut $60,180 $93,430 $121,410 $97,590
Delaware $75,760 $92,090 $119,770 $94,020
Florida $62,230 $88,080 $117,810 $91,070
Georgia $56,220 $87,900 $117,750 $88,840
Hawaii $72,020 $103,030 $148,670 $106,770
Idaho $63,440 $88,840 $132,620 $94,720
Illinois $39,450 $86,460 $112,680 $81,400
Indiana $69,500 $87,510 $114,560 $92,400
Iowa $60,380 $86,970 $113,250 $85,290
Kansas $53,820 $83,170 $109,100 $81,550
Kentucky $66,770 $86,700 $116,440 $89,170
Louisiana $64,020 $91,720 $119,220 $92,230
Maine $72,490 $91,270 $117,570 $92,480
Maryland $60,030 $92,590 $119,760 $90,530
Massachusetts $78,250 $101,100 $144,550 $105,010
Michigan $63,940 $88,760 $117,450 $89,290
Minnesota $76,540 $95,690 $123,040 $97,120
Mississippi $65,390 $91,850 $133,970 $95,890
Missouri $71,210 $89,470 $114,720 $90,090
Montana $66,720 $88,210 $118,450 $92,700
Nebraska $65,950 $86,970 $120,380 $89,020
Nevada $64,070 $90,830 $129,960 $92,130
New Hampshire $71,690 $96,650 $122,190 $98,790
New Jersey $79,270 $103,460 $130,730 $102,060
New Mexico $64,220 $94,230 $144,270 $100,500
New York $74,270 $100,570 $135,660 $100,420
North Carolina $70,890 $91,490 $119,390 $94,910
North Dakota $65,840 $85,330 $114,670 $87,500
Ohio $72,020 $88,780 $114,050 $89,530
Oklahoma $27,720 $81,240 $118,820 $76,370
Oregon $79,350 $104,320 $144,870 $107,560
Pennsylvania $46,230 $86,840 $116,200 $85,150
Rhode Island $68,190 $99,560 $121,400 $98,000
South Carolina $59,380 $85,130 $112,890 $84,480
South Dakota $66,360 $87,020 $113,800 $88,130
Tennessee $67,040 $90,130 $118,410 $92,400
Texas $74,420 $99,340 $138,990 $101,490
Utah $66,030 $89,600 $119,690 $91,640
Vermont $63,760 $88,870 $114,200 $88,050
Virginia $65,700 $88,220 $116,130 $89,330
Washington $74,250 $95,860 $122,990 $97,090
West Virginia $61,650 $83,230 $107,640 $84,220
Wisconsin $69,990 $89,440 $115,220 $89,560
Wyoming $53,470 $88,740 $119,350 $88,600