Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
122,050 1.1 % $47.11 $97,990 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.09 $39.77 $45.84 $54.55 $63.01
Annual Wage (2) $68,830 $82,720 $95,350 $113,470 $131,050


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 57,100 2.32 $46.43 $96,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 32,310 0.62 $49.20 $102,330
Outpatient Care Centers 9,390 1.34 $47.96 $99,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,570 0.12 $43.74 $90,990
Home Health Care Services 3,090 0.25 $45.49 $94,610

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 57,100 2.32 $46.43 $96,570
Outpatient Care Centers 9,390 1.34 $47.96 $99,760
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,070 0.84 $55.01 $114,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 32,310 0.62 $49.20 $102,330
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,980 0.39 $45.52 $94,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 210 0.03 $56.77 $118,080
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,070 0.84 $55.01 $114,410
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $53.56 $111,400
Employment Services 1,140 0.03 $52.27 $108,730
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 220 0.09 $51.21 $106,520


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 10,310 1.17 1.30 $50.24 $104,510
California 9,980 0.66 0.73 $55.51 $115,460
Texas 7,260 0.65 0.72 $49.07 $102,070
Florida 6,990 0.91 1.01 $44.49 $92,530
Massachusetts 5,080 1.53 1.69 $51.55 $107,230



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 1,160 1.98 2.20 $45.39 $94,400
Mississippi 2,150 1.96 2.17 $47.64 $99,080
Connecticut 2,710 1.65 1.82 $47.68 $99,180
Tennessee 4,350 1.58 1.75 $44.21 $91,950
Massachusetts 5,080 1.53 1.69 $51.55 $107,230



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 280 0.46 0.51 $55.71 $115,870
Alaska 370 1.15 1.27 $55.61 $115,670
California 9,980 0.66 0.73 $55.51 $115,460
Oregon 1,360 0.81 0.89 $53.44 $111,160
Massachusetts 5,080 1.53 1.69 $51.55 $107,230




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,510 1.02 1.13 $53.21 $110,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,210 1.79 1.98 $53.31 $110,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.57 0.63 $55.43 $115,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.52 0.58 $44.29 $92,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,800 1.38 1.53 $41.77 $86,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,680 0.70 0.78 $41.36 $86,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.70 0.78 $46.97 $97,700
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,670 1.29 1.42 $46.24 $96,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,580 0.56 0.61 $52.05 $108,260
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,540 1.64 1.82 $44.27 $92,070