Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
136,060 1.3 % $48.68 $101,260 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.91 $40.80 $47.21 $56.26 $65.30
Annual Wage (2) $70,540 $84,860 $98,190 $117,020 $135,830


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 62,550 2.49 $47.96 $99,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 35,220 0.67 $50.81 $105,690
Outpatient Care Centers 11,610 1.57 $49.86 $103,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,970 0.13 $45.22 $94,050
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,760 0.47 $46.81 $97,370

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 62,550 2.49 $47.96 $99,760
Outpatient Care Centers 11,610 1.57 $49.86 $103,710
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,020 0.81 $56.58 $117,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 35,220 0.67 $50.81 $105,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,760 0.47 $46.81 $97,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 250 0.04 $65.05 $135,290
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,020 0.81 $56.58 $117,690
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $54.53 $113,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $53.27 $110,810
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $51.95 $108,060


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 11,260 1.25 1.27 $51.36 $106,830
California 10,720 0.69 0.70 $58.14 $120,930
Florida 8,320 1.05 1.06 $46.05 $95,780
Texas 8,100 0.70 0.71 $50.59 $105,220
Ohio 6,300 1.19 1.21 $46.40 $96,520



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 2,340 2.11 2.14 $47.54 $98,880
Maine 1,170 1.98 2.01 $46.44 $96,590
Vermont 520 1.72 1.74 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 5,690 1.67 1.70 $54.26 $112,860
Tennessee 4,530 1.61 1.63 $44.96 $93,520



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,720 0.69 0.70 $58.14 $120,930
Alaska 390 1.19 1.21 $56.29 $117,080
Hawaii 330 0.54 0.55 $54.91 $114,220
Massachusetts 5,690 1.67 1.70 $54.26 $112,860
Oregon 1,500 0.86 0.88 $53.47 $111,210




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 7,030 1.08 1.10 $54.43 $113,210
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,580 2.03 2.06 $56.65 $117,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.57 0.58 $58.71 $122,120
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,220 0.62 0.63 $45.73 $95,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.83 0.84 $49.38 $102,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,940 0.78 0.79 $44.96 $93,510
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,840 1.80 1.82 $46.05 $95,770
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,830 1.39 1.41 $46.72 $97,180
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.39 1.41 $54.93 $114,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,760 0.60 0.61 $54.94 $114,270