Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

29-1171 Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
113,370 1.2 % $45.71 $95,070 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.19 $38.73 $44.55 $52.95 $60.69
Annual Wage (2) $66,960 $80,560 $92,670 $110,130 $126,250


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 52,860 2.18 $45.35 $94,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 29,740 0.56 $47.53 $98,860
Outpatient Care Centers 8,120 1.21 $46.28 $96,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,550 0.12 $42.12 $87,610
Home Health Care Services 2,940 0.24 $44.38 $92,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 52,860 2.18 $45.35 $94,320
Outpatient Care Centers 8,120 1.21 $46.28 $96,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,920 0.80 $52.81 $109,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 29,740 0.56 $47.53 $98,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 820 0.36 $44.20 $91,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 180 0.03 $56.39 $117,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,920 0.80 $52.81 $109,850
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $51.61 $107,350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 30 (7) $50.17 $104,360
Employment Services 1,250 0.04 $50.00 $104,010


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 9,610 1.11 1.30 $48.28 $100,420
California 9,200 0.63 0.73 $53.17 $110,590
Texas 6,690 0.61 0.72 $48.80 $101,490
Florida 6,240 0.84 0.98 $43.78 $91,070
Massachusetts 4,700 1.44 1.69 $50.48 $105,010




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 990 1.70 1.98 $44.46 $92,480
Tennessee 4,380 1.62 1.90 $44.42 $92,400
Mississippi 1,710 1.58 1.85 $46.10 $95,890
Connecticut 2,550 1.56 1.83 $46.92 $97,590
Vermont 450 1.51 1.77 $42.33 $88,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 370 1.15 1.35 $53.75 $111,800
California 9,200 0.63 0.73 $53.17 $110,590
Oregon 1,160 0.71 0.83 $51.71 $107,560
Hawaii 230 0.37 0.44 $51.33 $106,770
Massachusetts 4,700 1.44 1.69 $50.48 $105,010





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,610 0.88 1.03 $51.65 $107,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,850 1.63 1.91 $52.32 $108,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.52 0.61 $52.36 $108,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.51 0.60 $42.03 $87,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,670 0.72 0.85 $41.86 $87,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,650 1.28 1.49 $41.10 $85,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,570 0.57 0.67 $51.35 $106,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.64 0.75 $41.53 $86,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.21 1.42 $54.54 $113,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,470 0.82 0.96 $46.93 $97,620