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Nurse Practitioners Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for nurse practitioners in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nurse practitioners amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Nurse Practitioners in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$87,290
25th Percentile Wage
$107,000
50th Percentile Wage
$122,840
75th Percentile Wage
$149,720
90th Percentile Wage
$183,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $183,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $122,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $87,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nurse practitioners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$122,840
1.88% 17.70%
2016
$120,530
2.10% -
2015
$118,000
3.36% -
2014
$114,040
3.95% -
2013
$109,540
7.70% -
2012
$101,100
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in state of California ranges from $96,390 to $159,290. The highest paying area for nurse practitioners in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $159,290. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $146,050). The lowest paying area is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $96,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$159,290
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$146,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$131,430
Madera-Chowchilla
$130,030
Vallejo-Fairfield
$129,040
Stockton
$127,330
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$127,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$125,700
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$125,680
Salinas
$123,190
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$123,130
Modesto
$121,740
Bakersfield-Delano
$121,740
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$121,510
Yuba City
$120,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$120,200
Napa
$119,690
El Centro
$119,600
Visalia-Porterville
$119,190
Merced
$116,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$116,250
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$113,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$113,980
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$113,900
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$112,710
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$112,230
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$111,270
Hanford-Corcoran
$109,090
Fresno
$105,740
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$104,770
Chico
$103,620
Redding
$102,490
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$96,390




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