Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
150,230 1.3 % $50.30 $104,610 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $34.82 $41.81 $48.52 $57.91 $67.76
Annual Wage (2) $72,420 $86,970 $100,910 $120,450 $140,930


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 68,490 2.72 $49.54 $103,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 39,040 0.72 $52.42 $109,030
Outpatient Care Centers 13,660 1.64 $51.52 $107,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,640 0.15 $46.51 $96,750
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,230 0.50 $49.12 $102,160

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 68,490 2.72 $49.54 $103,030
Outpatient Care Centers 13,660 1.64 $51.52 $107,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,010 0.78 $56.31 $117,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 39,040 0.72 $52.42 $109,030
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,230 0.50 $49.12 $102,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 340 0.05 $65.52 $136,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $63.47 $132,010
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,010 0.78 $56.31 $117,120
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $56.17 $116,820
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $55.06 $114,530


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 13,060 1.44 1.34 $54.55 $113,450
California 12,740 0.80 0.75 $59.78 $124,330
Florida 8,940 1.09 1.02 $45.99 $95,650
Texas 8,890 0.76 0.71 $52.91 $110,060
Ohio 6,650 1.25 1.16 $47.92 $99,680




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 2,350 2.10 1.96 $48.02 $99,880
Maine 1,130 1.90 1.77 $47.67 $99,140
Tennessee 5,230 1.81 1.69 $45.09 $93,790
Massachusetts 6,190 1.79 1.67 $56.66 $117,860
Vermont 530 1.75 1.64 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,740 0.80 0.75 $59.78 $124,330
Alaska 450 1.38 1.29 $58.29 $121,250
Massachusetts 6,190 1.79 1.67 $56.66 $117,860
Hawaii 330 0.52 0.48 $56.34 $117,180
New Jersey 3,840 0.97 0.91 $55.40 $115,230





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 8,460 1.28 1.20 $58.18 $121,010
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,520 1.95 1.83 $58.43 $121,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,830 0.67 0.63 $62.64 $130,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,480 1.00 0.93 $51.55 $107,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,120 0.83 0.78 $49.91 $103,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,050 0.70 0.65 $61.25 $127,390
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,020 1.50 1.40 $44.31 $92,160
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,960 1.46 1.36 $52.21 $108,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,930 0.53 0.49 $49.00 $101,930
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,900 1.47 1.38 $55.18 $114,770