Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
179,650 1.2 % $52.90 $110,030 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $37.64 $43.64 $51.46 $60.31 $72.27
Annual Wage (2) $78,300 $90,760 $107,030 $125,440 $150,320


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 84,720 3.27 $51.70 $107,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 44,160 0.80 $54.76 $113,900
Outpatient Care Centers 17,270 1.87 $56.04 $116,550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,750 0.63 $53.62 $111,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,390 0.18 $48.45 $100,770

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 84,720 3.27 $51.70 $107,530
Outpatient Care Centers 17,270 1.87 $56.04 $116,550
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,260 0.86 $55.23 $114,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 44,160 0.80 $54.76 $113,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,750 0.63 $53.62 $111,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 220 0.03 $67.20 $139,770
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 70 0.04 $63.43 $131,930
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $60.89 $126,650
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 60 (7) $58.41 $121,490
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 490 0.08 $56.46 $117,440


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 13,710 1.46 1.18 $58.16 $120,970
California 13,420 0.79 0.64 $64.32 $133,780
Texas 12,020 0.99 0.80 $53.39 $111,060
Florida 10,590 1.23 0.99 $48.61 $101,100
Ohio 7,510 1.39 1.12 $49.02 $101,970




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 2,930 2.61 2.10 $52.74 $109,700
Tennessee 7,010 2.37 1.91 $46.15 $95,990
Maine 1,240 2.05 1.65 $49.63 $103,220
Alabama 3,680 1.89 1.52 $46.14 $95,970
New Hampshire 1,140 1.74 1.40 $52.62 $109,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,420 0.79 0.64 $64.32 $133,780
Alaska 440 1.40 1.13 $59.08 $122,880
Massachusetts 6,200 1.74 1.40 $59.01 $122,740
New Jersey 5,900 1.46 1.17 $58.70 $122,100
New York 13,710 1.46 1.18 $58.16 $120,970





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 13,470 1.42 1.14 $60.85 $126,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,680 1.70 1.37 $59.85 $124,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,350 1.53 1.23 $51.29 $106,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,110 0.67 0.54 $65.01 $135,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,950 0.85 0.68 $51.52 $107,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,600 1.34 1.08 $52.60 $109,410
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,300 0.92 0.74 $51.25 $106,610
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,070 1.19 0.96 $49.92 $103,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,000 1.00 0.81 $58.50 $121,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,840 0.91 0.73 $54.01 $112,330