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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Nurse Practitioners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,840
25th Percentile Wage
$88,810
50th Percentile Wage
$103,880
75th Percentile Wage
$123,070
90th Percentile Wage
$145,630

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 $145,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $74,840. It is noted 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nurse practitioners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$103,880
2.86% 13.40%
2016
$100,910
2.70% -
2015
$98,190
2.89% -
2014
$95,350
2.81% -
2013
$92,670
2.92% -
2012
$89,960
- -

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 $114,300. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $90,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Retail Trade
$114,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$113,730
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$111,130
Manufacturing
$108,560
Health Care and Social Assistance
$104,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$103,790
Finance and Insurance
$102,370
Educational Services
$97,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,770
Federal, State, and Local Government
$93,400
Wholesale Trade
$90,540

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 $19,440 to $125,820. The highest paying state for nurse practitioners is Alaska with a median annual salary of $125,820. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,440. For more salary information of nurse practitioners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$125,820
Hawaii
$123,430
California
$122,840
New Jersey
$118,010
Massachusetts
$116,760
New York
$115,030
Connecticut
$113,130
Oregon
$112,950
Minnesota
$112,000
Washington
$111,620
Wyoming
$111,270
Texas
$109,620
Rhode Island
$109,320
New Mexico
$108,430
District of Columbia
$108,070
New Hampshire
$107,300
Arizona
$106,130
Maryland
$104,280
Colorado
$103,610
Delaware
$103,360
Nevada
$102,910
Idaho
$101,830
Iowa
$101,570
North Dakota
$101,150
Vermont
$100,900
Wisconsin
$100,280
North Carolina
$99,510
Michigan
$99,460
South Dakota
$99,430
Illinois
$99,390
Indiana
$99,380
Nebraska
$99,200
Virginia
$99,180
Ohio
$99,110
Maine
$98,920
Georgia
$98,660
Mississippi
$98,470
Montana
$98,280
Utah
$98,260
Oklahoma
$98,220
Pennsylvania
$97,020
Kansas
$96,770
Florida
$96,490
Missouri
$95,500
South Carolina
$95,130
Tennessee
$94,720
Louisiana
$94,430
Arkansas
$94,270
Kentucky
$93,850
Alabama
$93,040
West Virginia
$93,040
Guam
$45,420
Puerto Rico
$19,440



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