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Nurse Practitioners Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of nurse practitioners in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare nurse practitioners salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,160
25th Percentile Wage
$84,390
50th Percentile Wage
$97,590
75th Percentile Wage
$115,790
90th Percentile Wage
$129,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nurse practitioners is $129,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $97,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nurse practitioners is $60,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of nurse practitioners in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201697,590-0.04%6.03%
201597,630-1.18%-
201498,7805.63%-
201393,2201.62%-
201291,710--

Compare Nurse Practitioners Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of nurse practitioners in six industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for nurse practitioners occupations is the computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $116,250. The lowest paying industry is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry (annual salary $48,360). For detailed nurse practitioners salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$116,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$106,970
Scientific Research and Development Services
$97,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,590
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$96,200
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$48,360

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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