Nurse Practitioners Salary Information

The salary statistics of nurse practitioners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of nurse practitioners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The nurse practitioners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Nurse Practitioners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,420
25th Percentile Wage
$86,970
50th Percentile Wage
$100,910
75th Percentile Wage
$120,450
90th Percentile Wage
$140,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nurse practitioners is $140,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,420. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 94% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of nurse practitioners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,9102.70%10.85%
201598,1902.89%-
201495,3502.81%-
201392,6702.92%-
201289,960--

Table 2. Nurse Practitioners Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nurse practitioners in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for nurse practitioners occupations is the retail trade sector with an annual salary $114,090. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $86,980).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Retail Trade
$114,090
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$112,710
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$106,700
Health Care and Social Assistance
$101,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$100,670
Finance and Insurance
$98,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,590
Educational Services
$95,200
Manufacturing
$95,060
Federal, State, and Local Government
$91,660
Wholesale Trade
$86,980

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Nurse Practitioners by States

From the above tables we note that not only nurse practitioners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of nurse practitioners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,880 to $122,000. The highest paying state for nurse practitioners is Alaska with a median annual salary of $122,000. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,880. For more salary information of nurse practitioners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$122,000
California
$120,530
New Jersey
$116,510
Hawaii
$115,570
Massachusetts
$113,950
Oregon
$113,070
New York
$111,360
Texas
$107,820
Connecticut
$107,810
Washington
$107,170
Minnesota
$106,870
Rhode Island
$106,150
New Hampshire
$104,800
Arizona
$104,770
District of Columbia
$104,450
Wyoming
$103,740
New Mexico
$103,590
Maryland
$102,100
Nevada
$101,070
Colorado
$100,940
Utah
$100,060
Delaware
$98,950
North Carolina
$97,690
Virginia
$97,530
Mississippi
$97,310
Maine
$97,310
Michigan
$97,210
Ohio
$97,070
Illinois
$97,010
Wisconsin
$96,910
Indiana
$96,900
South Dakota
$96,810
Kansas
$96,800
Idaho
$96,080
Iowa
$96,020
Georgia
$95,930
Louisiana
$95,120
North Dakota
$94,820
Pennsylvania
$94,360
Nebraska
$94,210
Florida
$94,190
South Carolina
$93,510
Tennessee
$93,430
Montana
$93,220
Kentucky
$92,480
Missouri
$92,420
West Virginia
$92,070
Vermont
$91,040
Alabama
$90,460
Arkansas
$90,180
Oklahoma
$90,180
Puerto Rico
$20,880


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