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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 $123,309
Low $87,891
High $173,000
$18,750per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a nurse practitioner is $123,309 per year in the United States and $18,750 overtime per year.49.3k salaries reported, updated at December 7, 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. Premise Health
    628 reviews6 salaries reported
    $140,410per year
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Highest paying cities for Nurse Practitioners near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $134,935 per year
    984 salaries reported
  2. Rochester, NY
    $128,407 per year
    146 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $123,471 per year
    513 salaries reported
  1. Baltimore, MD
    $119,221 per year
    147 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $118,305 per year
    329 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $115,934 per year
    288 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $114,875 per year
    113 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $112,850 per year
    280 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $111,409 per year
    107 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 skill

Colorectal Surgery(earn +45.98% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 13200.00% since 2018. Nurse Practitioners with this skill earn +45.98% more than the average base salary, which is $123,309 per year.

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

Top companies hiring Nurse Practitioners with the recommended skill

VHC Health
Hims & Hers Health, Inc.
TeamHealth VirtualCare East
Massachusetts General Hospital
Relish Health Services
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Top specialties
Colorectal Surgery
Top certifications
Top fields of study
Medical Degree

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 $116,016 per year

Family Nurse Practitioner

Job openings

Average $157,745 per year

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Job openings

Average $123,223 per year

Psychiatric-mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Job openings

Average $140,271 per year

Emergency Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $126,511 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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