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Highest Paying States for Nurse Practitioners

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $122,000, Alaska is the highest paying state for nurse practitioners. It is followed by California (average annual salary $120,530). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Nurse Practitioners

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$122,000
$77,190 450
2 California
$120,530
$83,950 12,740
3 New Jersey
$116,510
$86,930 3,840
4 Hawaii
$115,570
$84,620 330
5 Massachusetts
$113,950
$82,320 6,190
6 Oregon
$113,070
$85,000 1,650
7 New York
$111,360
$80,400 13,060
8 Texas
$107,820
$73,980 8,890
9 Connecticut
$107,810
$84,600 2,310
10 Washington
$107,170
$77,630 2,660
11 Minnesota
$106,870
$82,600 3,430
12 Rhode Island
$106,150
$76,940 630
13 New Hampshire
$104,800
$77,770 990
14 Arizona
$104,770
$70,010 2,420
15 District of Columbia
$104,450
$84,610 560
16 Wyoming
$103,740
$68,940 210
17 New Mexico
$103,590
$68,590 850
18 Maryland
$102,100
$77,930 2,960
19 Nevada
$101,070
$82,420 660
20 Colorado
$100,940
$75,750 2,620
21 Utah
$100,060
$70,290 1,390
22 Delaware
$98,950
$81,020 610
23 North Carolina
$97,690
$75,750 4,400
24 Virginia
$97,530
$71,500 4,630
25 Mississippi
$97,310
$73,530 2,350
26 Maine
$97,310
$73,880 1,130
27 Michigan
$97,210
$74,440 3,520
28 Ohio
$97,070
$79,570 6,650
29 Illinois
$97,010
$69,290 4,030
30 Wisconsin
$96,910
$80,650 2,540
31 Indiana
$96,900
$68,150 3,890
32 South Dakota
$96,810
$73,540 450
33 Kansas
$96,800
$69,970 1,760
34 Idaho
$96,080
$66,410 600
35 Iowa
$96,020
$75,520 1,510
36 Georgia
$95,930
$68,270 4,260
37 Louisiana
$95,120
$65,480 1,780
38 North Dakota
$94,820
$68,950 440
39 Pennsylvania
$94,360
$65,790 5,070
40 Nebraska
$94,210
$67,150 1,080
41 Florida
$94,190
$69,460 8,940
42 South Carolina
$93,510
$70,080 1,920
43 Tennessee
$93,430
$66,840 5,230
44 Montana
$93,220
$63,350 480
45 Kentucky
$92,480
$69,520 2,980
46 Missouri
$92,420
$68,310 3,900
47 West Virginia
$92,070
$69,800 960
48 Vermont
$91,040
$68,250 530
49 Alabama
$90,460
$55,110 2,820
50 Arkansas
$90,180
$47,770 1,620
51 Oklahoma
$90,180
$36,850 1,320
52 Puerto Rico
$20,880
$16,510 2,020
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