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Nurse Practitioners Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of nurse practitioners in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare nurse practitioners salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,280
25th Percentile Wage
$77,400
50th Percentile Wage
$91,660
75th Percentile Wage
$107,540
90th Percentile Wage
$125,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $125,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nurse practitioners is $66,280.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,6602.54%11.07%
201589,3303.96%-
201485,7902.54%-
201383,6102.51%-
201281,510--

Compare Nurse Practitioners Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of nurse practitioners in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $101,630. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $85,090). For detailed nurse practitioners salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$101,630
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$99,250
State government, including schools and hospitals
$96,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$95,210
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$91,660
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$85,090

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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