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Highest Paying Cities for Nurse Practitioners

The top 100 highest paying cities for nurse practitioners (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of nurse practitioners in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $170,380, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for nurse practitioners. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $151,000). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of nurse practitioners in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Nurse Practitioners

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$170,380
880
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$151,000
780
3 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$146,400
210
4 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$141,030
140
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$136,750
1,940
6 Honolulu, Hawaii
$131,980
190
7 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$128,920
210
8 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$128,510
70
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$127,950
2,830
10 Columbus, Indiana
$127,620
50
11 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$126,450
50
12 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$125,640
910
13 Ocean City, New Jersey
$124,120
80
14 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$123,720
620
15 Visalia-Porterville, California
$121,610
160
16 Napa, California
$120,980
50
17 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$120,390
200
18 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$120,350
30
19 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$120,330
2,050
20 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$119,840
120
21 Salinas, California
$119,490
70
22 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$119,320
130
23 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$118,980
490
24 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$118,440
950
25 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$118,160
3,520
26 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$117,760
100
27 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$117,680
11,480
28 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$116,770
1,900
29 Duluth, Wisconsin
$116,420
200
30 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$116,030
1,050
31 Peabody, Massachusetts
$115,940
190
32 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$115,560
4,510
33 Worcester, Massachusetts
$114,520
590
34 Boulder, Colorado
$114,380
170
35 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$114,310
40
36 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$114,210
1,070
37 Kingston, New York
$114,190
60
38 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$113,980
3,420
39 Medford, Oregon
$113,880
120
40 Stockton, California
$113,430
80
41 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$113,400
120
42 Salisbury, Maryland
$113,360
170
43 Fairbanks, Alaska
$112,990
40
44 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$112,990
100
45 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$112,920
80
46 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$112,810
90
47 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$112,710
1,130
48 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$112,690
200
49 Camden, New Jersey
$112,580
540
50 Modesto, California
$112,080
110
51 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$111,930
190
52 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$111,800
60
53 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$111,640
170
54 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$111,330
1,430
55 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$111,290
5,510
56 Texarkana-Texarkana, Texas
$111,030
70
57 Waco, Texas
$111,000
n/a
58 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$110,850
1,370
59 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$110,710
1,590
60 Merced, California
$110,650
60
61 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$110,310
40
62 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$110,190
40
63 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$110,160
70
64 El Paso, Texas
$110,100
160
65 Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$109,790
180
66 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$109,690
110
67 Longview, Washington
$109,250
40
68 Manchester, New Hampshire
$109,150
250
69 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$109,090
50
70 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$109,040
130
71 Springfield, Massachusetts
$108,780
580
72 Lawrence, Kansas
$108,460
50
73 Tyler, Texas
$108,310
100
74 Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$108,060
30
75 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$107,960
1,670
76 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$107,940
740
77 Gadsden, Alabama
$107,920
60
78 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$107,800
930
79 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$107,540
2,480
80 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$107,450
90
81 Albany, Georgia
$107,370
60
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$107,320
2,810
83 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$107,310
40
84 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$107,290
90
85 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$107,240
810
86 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$107,180
70
87 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$107,070
120
88 Cleveland, Tennessee
$106,870
100
89 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$106,620
50
90 Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$106,620
100
91 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$106,590
100
92 Anchorage, Alaska
$106,560
210
93 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$106,180
80
94 Nashua, New Hampshire
$106,060
110
95 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$105,980
360
96 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$105,890
90
97 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$105,800
370
98 Greeley, Colorado
$105,750
50
99 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$105,710
1,750
100 Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$105,660
70
See also: Highest paying industries for nurse practitioners.