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Nurse Practitioners Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of nurse practitioners in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare nurse practitioners salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$75,570
25th Percentile Wage
$89,140
50th Percentile Wage
$104,230
75th Percentile Wage
$123,420
90th Percentile Wage
$146,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $146,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $104,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nurse practitioners is $75,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nurse practitioners in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$104,230
2.89% 13.44%
2016
$101,220
2.77% -
2015
$98,420
2.89% -
2014
$95,580
2.72% -
2013
$92,980
2.97% -
2012
$90,220
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Compare Nurse Practitioners Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of nurse practitioners in 41 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $120,260. The lowest paying industry is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry (annual salary $59,390). For detailed nurse practitioners salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Dentists
$120,260
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$116,270
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$112,390
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$112,040
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$111,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$110,890
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$110,190
Hospitals - Privately owned
$109,920
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$109,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$109,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$109,720
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$109,640
Outpatient Care Centers
$109,160
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$108,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$108,270
Hospitals - Local government owned
$108,210
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$107,850
Hospitals - State government owned
$107,260
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$106,930
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$106,060
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$105,140
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$104,460
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$104,140
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$103,890
Offices of Chiropractors
$103,300
Home Health Care Services
$102,950
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$102,370
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$102,280
Other Residential Care Facilities
$100,930
Offices of Physicians
$100,840
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$99,690
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$98,380
Social Assistance
$97,440
Individual and Family Services
$96,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$95,870
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$94,700
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$94,010
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$89,360
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$85,050
Offices of Optometrists
$82,990
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$59,390

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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