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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 $125,820, Alaska is the highest paying state for nurse practitioners. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $123,430). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$125,820
$81,000 440
2 Hawaii
$123,430
$90,680 410
3 California
$122,840
$87,290 13,570
4 New Jersey
$118,010
$90,640 4,840
5 Massachusetts
$116,760
$85,780 6,280
6 New York
$115,030
$83,860 13,450
7 Connecticut
$113,130
$84,540 2,220
8 Oregon
$112,950
$82,680 1,570
9 Minnesota
$112,000
$84,280 3,900
10 Washington
$111,620
$80,160 3,110
11 Wyoming
$111,270
$81,430 230
12 Texas
$109,620
$80,290 10,730
13 Rhode Island
$109,320
$79,190 640
14 New Mexico
$108,430
$74,020 960
15 District of Columbia
$108,070
$83,940 700
16 New Hampshire
$107,300
$80,300 1,150
17 Arizona
$106,130
$59,230 3,120
18 Maryland
$104,280
$73,800 3,620
19 Colorado
$103,610
$77,370 2,810
20 Delaware
$103,360
$82,140 650
21 Nevada
$102,910
$83,800 680
22 Idaho
$101,830
$59,480 590
23 Iowa
$101,570
$81,120 1,660
24 North Dakota
$101,150
$82,240 420
25 Vermont
$100,900
$82,120 440
26 Wisconsin
$100,280
$83,020 2,900
27 North Carolina
$99,510
$79,550 4,130
28 Michigan
$99,460
$81,000 3,970
29 South Dakota
$99,430
$76,230 470
30 Illinois
$99,390
$72,960 4,610
31 Indiana
$99,380
$70,800 4,120
32 Nebraska
$99,200
$73,030 1,020
33 Virginia
$99,180
$74,030 4,500
34 Ohio
$99,110
$82,740 7,460
35 Maine
$98,920
$73,890 1,150
36 Georgia
$98,660
$73,820 5,200
37 Mississippi
$98,470
$75,140 2,480
38 Montana
$98,280
$67,770 530
39 Utah
$98,260
$69,880 1,520
40 Oklahoma
$98,220
$41,600 1,600
41 Pennsylvania
$97,020
$67,570 5,730
42 Kansas
$96,770
$61,330 2,010
43 Florida
$96,490
$70,550 10,380
44 Missouri
$95,500
$69,850 4,150
45 South Carolina
$95,130
$73,990 2,000
46 Tennessee
$94,720
$64,880 6,550
47 Louisiana
$94,430
$63,620 2,420
48 Arkansas
$94,270
$52,420 1,830
49 Kentucky
$93,850
$68,840 3,110
50 Alabama
$93,040
$59,440 3,230
51 West Virginia
$93,040
$72,230 1,040
52 Guam
$45,420
$32,560 30
53 Puerto Rico
$19,440
$16,390 1,190
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