How Much Does A Nurse Practitioner Make?

Nurse practitioners belong to a group of nurses called advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) who can prescribe medications to patients. They usually hold senior leadership positions in the healthcare setting where they work in. This is a position of advancement for many registered nurses and is worth striving for due to practical reasons.

Nurse practitioners receive very lucrative wage rates and the profession is set to have a very positive job outlook in the next few years.

Nurse Practitioner Salary

Average Nurse Practitioner Annual Salary

$104,610

The average annual salary for nurse practitioners is $104,610 a year. Salaries start at $72,420 a year and go up to $140,930 a year.

Average Nurse Practitioner Hourly Wage

$50.30

The average hourly wage for a nurse practitioner is $50.30. Hourly wages were between $34.82 and $67.76 an hour.

Stats were based out of 150,230 employed nurse practitioners in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Nurse Practitioner

$140,930/year $67.76/hour

(Top 10% of Nurse Practitioners)


Senior Nurse Practitioner

$120,450/year $57.91/hour

(Top 25% of Nurse Practitioners)


Mid Level Nurse Practitioner

$100,910/year $48.52/hour

(Median)


Junior Nurse Practitioner

$86,970/year $41.81/hour

(Bottom 25% of Nurse Practitioners)


Entry Level Nurse Practitioner

$72,420/year $34.82/hour

(Bottom 10% of Nurse Practitioners)


Nurse Practitioner Average Salary Comparison

Nurse Anesthetists
$164k / year
$78 / hour
Nurse Practitioners
$104k / year
$50 / hour
Nurse Midwives
$102k / year
$49 / hour
Veterinarians
$100k / year
$48 / hour
Physical Therapists
$87k / year
$41 / hour
Radiation Therapists
$84k / year
$40 / hour
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other
$84k / year
$40 / hour
Occupational Therapists
$83k / year
$40 / hour
Audiologists
$79k / year
$38 / hour
Speech-Language Pathologists
$78k / year
$37 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Nurse Practitioners

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 California $59.78 $124,330
#2 Alaska $58.29 $121,250
#3 Massachusetts $56.66 $117,860
#4 Hawaii $56.34 $117,180
#5 New Jersey $55.40 $115,230
#6 Connecticut $54.59 $113,550
#7 New York $54.55 $113,450
#8 Oregon $54.51 $113,380
#9 Wyoming $54.34 $113,020
#10 Texas $52.91 $110,060
#11 Rhode Island $52.61 $109,430
#12 Maryland $52.01 $108,170
#13 New Hampshire $52.00 $108,170
#14 Washington $51.64 $107,400
#15 Colorado $51.52 $107,160
#16 Minnesota $51.36 $106,820
#17 Arizona $51.33 $106,770
#18 District of Columbia $50.71 $105,480
#19 New Mexico $50.28 $104,580
#20 Nevada $49.62 $103,220
#21 Delaware $49.57 $103,100
#22 North Carolina $49.56 $103,090
#23 Utah $49.07 $102,070
#24 Virginia $48.58 $101,060
#25 Georgia $48.40 $100,660
#26 Mississippi $48.02 $99,880
#27 Ohio $47.92 $99,680
#28 Indiana $47.71 $99,240
#29 Maine $47.67 $99,140
#30 Louisiana $47.34 $98,470
#31 Illinois $47.26 $98,300
#32 Wisconsin $47.24 $98,250
#33 Iowa $47.10 $97,970
#34 Michigan $47.01 $97,790
#35 Idaho $46.95 $97,660
#36 South Dakota $46.87 $97,490
#37 Kansas $46.85 $97,450
#38 Florida $45.99 $95,650
#39 North Dakota $45.80 $95,260
#40 South Carolina $45.64 $94,930
#41 Kentucky $45.57 $94,790
#42 Pennsylvania $45.45 $94,540
#43 Nebraska $45.25 $94,130
#44 Tennessee $45.09 $93,790
#45 Missouri $44.78 $93,140
#46 West Virginia $44.66 $92,890
#47 Alabama $44.29 $92,130
#48 Montana $44.29 $92,120
#49 Arkansas $43.00 $89,440
#50 Oklahoma $41.31 $85,920
#51 Guam $24.99 $51,980

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Career Spotlight: Nurse Practitioner

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