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Nurse practitioner salary in United States

How much does a Nurse Practitioner make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $123,141
Low $87,773
High $172,761
$18,750per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a nurse practitioner is $123,141 per year in the United States and $18,750 overtime per year.49k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Nurse Practitioners in United States

  1. US Department of Veterans Affairs
    12,111 reviews18 salaries reported
    $135,672per year
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Highest paying cities for Nurse Practitioners near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $135,131 per year
    989 salaries reported
  2. Rochester, NY
    $128,960 per year
    141 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $123,020 per year
    506 salaries reported
  1. Baltimore, MD
    $119,138 per year
    151 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $117,804 per year
    333 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $116,384 per year
    291 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $114,872 per year
    115 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $112,799 per year
    283 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $111,328 per year
    109 salaries reported
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Where can a Nurse Practitioner earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Nurse Practitioners

Most recommended license


(earn +8.49% more)

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 13200.00% since 2018. Nurse Practitioners with this license earn +8.49% more than the average base salary, which is $123,141 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20161increase by 1
20172increase by 100.00%
201811increase by 450.00%
20191463increase by 13200.00%

Top companies hiring Nurse Practitioners on Indeed

Hims & Hers Health, Inc.
CVS Health
Provider Solutions & Development
Lowcountry Urgent Care LLC
Fountain Wellness
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Top skills
Mental Health Counseling
Top specialties
Colorectal Surgery
Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
6 jobs14
57 jobs80
423 jobs778
320 jobs841
260 jobs1,233
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Most common benefits for Nurse Practitioners

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 347 ratings

67% of Nurse Practitioners in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Job openings

Average $115,903 per year

Family Nurse Practitioner

Job openings

Average $157,723 per year

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Job openings

Average $121,930 per year

Psychiatric-mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Job openings

Average $140,651 per year

Emergency Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $125,611 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Nurse Practitioner

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a nurse practitioner (NP)?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a nurse practitioner (NP), visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry, and experience.

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How much do similar professions to Nurse Practitioner get paid?

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Do nurse practitioners (NPs) make good money?

Yes, nurse practitioners can earn high income depending on their certification and the area of expertise.

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