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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
$72,960
25th Percentile Wage
$87,250
50th Percentile Wage
$101,220
75th Percentile Wage
$120,860
90th Percentile Wage
$142,590

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 $142,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $101,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nurse practitioners is $72,960.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016101,2202.77%10.87%
201598,4202.89%-
201495,5802.72%-
201392,9802.97%-
201290,220--

Compare Nurse Practitioners Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of nurse practitioners in 38 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 $118,840. The lowest paying industry is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry (annual salary $60,550). For detailed nurse practitioners salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Dentists
$118,840
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$115,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$115,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$107,490
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$106,860
Hospitals - Privately owned
$106,310
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$106,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$105,770
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,220
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$105,180
Hospitals - State government owned
$104,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$104,560
Hospitals - Local government owned
$104,500
Offices of Chiropractors
$104,260
Outpatient Care Centers
$103,820
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$103,530
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$101,450
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$100,840
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$100,520
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$100,490
Other Residential Care Facilities
$99,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$99,630
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$99,470
Home Health Care Services
$99,290
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$99,250
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$99,010
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$98,960
Offices of Physicians
$98,700
Individual and Family Services
$98,660
Social Assistance
$98,380
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$96,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$93,810
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$91,010
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$89,450
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$87,480
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$83,510
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$60,550

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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