Nurse Practitioner Salary in the US

What is the Nurse Practitioner’s Salary in the US?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a professionally trained individual with significant medical skills.

These professionals blend clinical expertise in diagnosis and treatment, focusing on health management and disease prevention.

Nurse practitioners are crucial to today’s healthcare system as they bring a personal touch to the healthcare industry.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook shows that demand for nurse practitioners is set to increase considerably.

The report expects around 62,000 new employment opportunities for certified nurse practitioners by 2028, a rise of 26%.

If you plan to become a nurse practitioner, you may wonder about the average salary you can expect once you get a job.

This article details the median annual nurse practitioner salary, according to each state in the US.

Top 10 States with Highest Nurse Practitioner Salary

First, let’s take a closer look at the top 10 states with the highest-paying nurse practitioner jobs:

Top 10 States with Highest Nurse Practitioner Salary

Top 10 States with Highest Nurse Practitioner Salary

StateAverage Annual Salary
CaliforniaUS$ 158,130
New JerseyUS$ 143,250
MassachusettsUS$ 138,700
OregonUS $136,250
NevadaUS$ 136,230
TexasUS$ 125,060
ArizonaUS$ 120,940
GeorgiaUS$ 115,750
TennesseeUS$ 103,580
FloridaUS$ 101,870

According to BLS (U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics), the national average salary for nurse practitioners is around US$ 124,680. This is nearly double the salary for other occupations. The average nurse practitioner’s salary differs from state to state.

However, the lowest average salary for nurse practitioners is around US$ 87,340 per year, which is still more than the national average.

In the states that pay higher, the average annual salary for nurse practitioners is more than US$ 80,000 than the national average wages in the US.

Interactive Map for Nurse Practitioner Salaries (by State)

Nurse Practitioner Salaries by State

StateAverage Annual Salary
AlabamaUS$ 106,610
AlaskaUS$ 116,390
ArizonaUS$ 121,410
ArkansasUS$ 107,110
CaliforniaUS$ 158,130
ColoradoUS$ 116,440
DelawareUS$ 120,570
FloridaUS$ 110,310
GeorgiaUS$ 115,440
HawaiiUS$ 128,310
IdahoUS$ 117,720
IllinoisUS$ 122,310
IndianaUS$ 121,730
IowaUS$ 128,180
KansasUS$ 111,670
KentuckyUS$ 109,290
LouisianaUS$ 118,210
MaineUS$ 118,300
MarylandUS$ 119,650
MassachusettsUS$ 138,700
MichiganUS$ 113,780
MinnesotaUS$ 128,160
MississippiUS$ 117,260
MissouriUS$ 113,180
MontanaUS$ 119,960
NebraskaUS$ 118,970
NevadaUS$ 136,230
New HampshireUS$ 125,780
New JerseyUS$ 143,250
New MexicoUS$ 129,560
New YorkUS$ 120,970
North CarolinaUS$ 114,450
North DakotaUS$ 113,940
OhioUS$ 117,440
OklahomaUS$ 121,740
OregonUS$ 136,250
PennsylvaniaUS$ 120,550
Rhode IslandUS$ 125,250
South CarolinaUS$ 109,130
South DakotaUS$ 115,610
TennesseeUS$ 99,330
TexasUS $ 124,660
UtahUS$ 116,610
VermontUS$ 116,610
VirginiaUS$ 116,980
WashingtonUS$ 135,590
West VirginiaUS$ 106,790
WisconsinUS$ 121,210
WyomingUS$ 115,230


The top-paying states also have a higher cost of living, which justifies the increased annual salaries in these states.

So, if you are focused on earning as much as serving patients, you can choose to gain employment in the States with a higher nurse practitioner salary.

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Current Version
October 6, 2023
Updated By
Andrea Morales G.
December 4, 2021
Written By
Shubham Grover

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