Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
166,280 1.3 % $51.68 $107,480 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $35.98 $42.70 $49.94 $59.17 $70.01
Annual Wage (2) $74,840 $88,810 $103,880 $123,070 $145,630


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 77,840 3.06 $50.83 $105,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 42,220 0.77 $53.77 $111,850
Outpatient Care Centers 15,500 1.76 $53.70 $111,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,020 0.57 $51.28 $106,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,880 0.16 $48.09 $100,040

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 77,840 3.06 $50.83 $105,730
Outpatient Care Centers 15,500 1.76 $53.70 $111,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 42,220 0.77 $53.77 $111,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,800 0.69 $53.41 $111,100
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,020 0.57 $51.28 $106,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 310 0.04 $67.05 $139,460
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $63.56 $132,200
Religious Organizations 70 0.03 $56.59 $117,720
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $56.38 $117,270
Office Administrative Services 70 0.01 $55.75 $115,960


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)
California 13,570 0.81 0.70 $60.95 $126,770
New York 13,450 1.46 1.25 $56.35 $117,210
Texas 10,730 0.90 0.77 $53.53 $111,330
Florida 10,380 1.23 1.06 $48.04 $99,930
Ohio 7,460 1.39 1.19 $48.90 $101,710




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)
Tennessee 6,550 2.25 1.93 $45.18 $93,970
Mississippi 2,480 2.22 1.90 $51.58 $107,280
Maine 1,150 1.91 1.64 $48.13 $100,100
Massachusetts 6,280 1.78 1.53 $57.76 $120,140
New Hampshire 1,150 1.76 1.51 $54.06 $112,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,570 0.81 0.70 $60.95 $126,770
Alaska 440 1.38 1.18 $60.16 $125,140
Hawaii 410 0.65 0.55 $58.93 $122,580
Massachusetts 6,280 1.78 1.53 $57.76 $120,140
Connecticut 2,220 1.34 1.15 $56.97 $118,500



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,090 1.36 1.16 $60.27 $125,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,300 1.79 1.54 $60.18 $125,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.70 0.60 $63.19 $131,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,900 1.11 0.95 $51.17 $106,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,540 0.87 0.74 $60.76 $126,380
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,340 1.72 1.47 $55.80 $116,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,290 1.16 0.99 $49.44 $102,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.92 0.79 $52.80 $109,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.90 0.77 $52.12 $108,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.61 0.53 $49.44 $102,830


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 1,140 9.90 8.49 $59.95 $124,690
Hattiesburg, MS 240 3.90 3.35 $58.23 $121,130
Cleveland, TN 170 3.68 3.16 $43.32 $90,100
Lima, OH 180 3.59 3.08 $48.64 $101,170
Johnson City, TN 260 3.37 2.89 $44.15 $91,820
Joplin, MO 260 3.28 2.82 $44.39 $92,320
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 170 3.21 2.76 $48.39 $100,660
Knoxville, TN 1,210 3.17 2.72 $45.15 $93,920
Beckley, WV 130 3.11 2.67 $42.65 $88,700
Monroe, LA 230 2.99 2.56 $36.56 $76,040