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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
200,600 1.3 % $53.77 $111,840 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $39.14 $44.61 $52.80 $61.07 $73.16
Annual Wage (2) $81,410 $92,790 $109,820 $127,030 $152,160


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 95,820 3.62 $52.37 $108,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,420 0.85 $55.67 $115,790
Outpatient Care Centers 18,820 1.97 $57.65 $119,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,710 0.22 $50.63 $105,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 6,210 0.65 $52.24 $108,660

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 95,820 3.62 $52.37 $108,930
Outpatient Care Centers 18,820 1.97 $57.65 $119,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,320 0.88 $56.89 $118,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,420 0.85 $55.67 $115,790
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 6,210 0.65 $52.24 $108,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 200 0.11 $66.90 $139,140
Religious Organizations 100 0.05 $62.00 $128,970
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 710 0.11 $59.57 $123,900
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.03 $59.50 $123,760
Outpatient Care Centers 18,820 1.97 $57.65 $119,920


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 14,060 1.48 1.08 $58.92 $122,550
California 13,900 0.80 0.59 $66.66 $138,660
Texas 13,620 1.10 0.80 $55.50 $115,440
Florida 12,310 1.40 1.02 $48.80 $101,510
Ohio 8,950 1.64 1.20 $49.89 $103,780




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)
Mississippi 3,390 3.01 2.20 $53.24 $110,740
Tennessee 7,850 2.61 1.91 $46.40 $96,510
Maine 1,380 2.27 1.66 $51.43 $106,960
Kansas 2,790 2.00 1.47 $48.34 $100,550
Alabama 3,800 1.92 1.41 $47.87 $99,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,900 0.80 0.59 $66.66 $138,660
Washington 3,870 1.17 0.85 $61.02 $126,920
Hawaii 420 0.67 0.49 $59.62 $124,000
New Jersey 6,460 1.58 1.16 $59.52 $123,810
Minnesota 3,970 1.38 1.01 $59.06 $122,850





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,910 1.44 1.05 $61.89 $128,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,070 1.81 1.33 $59.47 $123,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,780 1.02 0.75 $51.35 $106,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,590 1.59 1.17 $51.56 $107,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,290 1.56 1.15 $51.13 $106,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,210 1.15 0.84 $55.38 $115,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,090 0.66 0.48 $66.51 $138,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,540 1.34 0.98 $49.98 $103,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,190 1.05 0.77 $60.07 $124,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,020 1.42 1.04 $52.21 $108,610